Updated October 20: To best accommodate the race and to maximize the safety and security of runners and spectators, many road closure times have been extended. Previously reported closures have been marked with a strikethrough. Current closure times are provided in the below list.
Updated October 17: An additional road closure has been announced from 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Exit 8B, Southbound 395 exit to Southbound Route 1. Please see details in provided road closure list.
Arlington, VA – The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the MCM10K will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Opening ceremonies for the MCM begin at 6:30 a.m., with the wheelchair/hand cycle division starting at 7:40 a.m., on Route 110 in Arlington, Va. The Arlington County Police Department, Virginia State Police, United States Park Police, and Pentagon Force Protection Agency will be closing multiple roadways in support of these events.
The following road closures will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017:
4:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Marshall Drive from North Meade Street to Route 110
4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. North Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Lynn Street
4:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Route 110 from I-66 to Jefferson Davis Highway
4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Wilson Boulevard from North Nash Street to Route 110
4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Lynn Street from North Meade Street to Lee Highway
4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Fort Myer Drive from North Meade Street to Lee Highway
4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. North Moore Street from Wilson Boulevard to Lee Highway
4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 19th Street North from Lynn Street to North Nash Street
4:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Route 110 ramp from Washington Blvd. to Pentagon North parking
5:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Exit 8B, Southbound 395 exit to Southbound Route 1. Motorists seeking to enter Crystal City are advised to continue south, take exit 7 (Glebe Road), and make a left at the traffic signal to travel south on Glebe Road. Continue south for approximately 2 miles, where Glebe Road intersects with both S. Eads Street and Route 1. Both thoroughfares lead into Crystal City.
7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 6:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lee Highway (eastbound) from Lynn Street to North Kirkwood Street
7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 6:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Spout Run Parkway from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) to Lee Highway
7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 6:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. GWMP from Spout Run to Memorial Circle Drive
7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes)
7:35 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. HOV lanes from 14th Street SW to HOV ramp at South Eads Street
7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 5:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. South Eads Street from South Rotary Road to Army Navy Drive
7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 5:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m Army Navy Drive from South Fern Street to 12th Street South
7:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 15th Street South from Crystal Drive to South Eads Street
7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 12th Street South from Army Navy Drive to Crystal Drive
7:30 a.m – 3:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Crystal Drive from 12th Street South to 23rd Street South
7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. 23rd Street South from Crystal Drive to North Clark Street
7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Longbridge Drive from 12th Street South to I-395
7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Boundary Channel Drive from I-395 to Pentagon North Parking
7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. 3:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Washington Blvd. from Columbia Pike to Memorial Circle (southbound lanes will reopen at approximately 9:30 a.m.)
Additionally, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and United States Park Police will close multiple roadways in Washington, D.C., in support of the race. Please contact these agencies directly for information regarding their road closures.
At 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, October 21, 2017, N. Kent St. will be closed from Wilson Blvd. to N. 19th St. N. Kent St. will reopen at the conclusion of the MCM on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Street parking in the area will be restricted. Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No Parking” signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call the Emergency Communication Center at 703-558-2222.
The Marine Corps Marathon recommends that runners arrive two hours prior to start time to proceed through the security checkpoint, drop off bags and line up in the appropriate corral. Runners are encouraged to use public transportation and the Metro will open at 6 a.m. on Marathon Day. The closest Metro access to the start is the Pentagon station on the blue and yellow lines. Arlington Cemetery Station is the only station that will remain closed on Marathon morning until 8:30 a.m. The following locations have been designated as Uber, Lyft, Taxi and ridesharing pickup and drop off locations:
- Race start line: Amy Navy Drive at S. Fern Street
- Crystal City Family Festival: 2400 block of Crystal Drive
- Rosslyn Finish Festival: Area of Lee Highway at N. Moore Street (on the access road)
For more information regarding the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon, please visit their website.