Washington - The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon is this Sunday!
Here is what you need to know to prepare for the weekend!
The fun begins with the MCM Health & Fitness Expo at the Gaylord National Resort. Runner and guests can pick up their packets and find displays and showcases. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 20 and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 21.
The MCM Kids Run will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. 3000 kids, between the ages of 5 and 12, will attend. The one-mile fun run includes family activities, music and entertainment.
One of the largest marathons in the world - 42nd Marine Corps Marathon - kicks off at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, October 22. The race will take runners from the start line, on Route 110 in between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, into D.C. and then will finish at the Marine Corps War Memorial. The MCM10K begins at the same time. Tens-of-thousands are expected to participate in the race events. Winners will take part in an award ceremony after the race.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS HERE: http://www.marinemarathon.com/events/marathon/mcm-info/mcm-schedule
Motorists should expect numerous road closures throughout the weekend. Drivers should plan ahead and anticipate delays.
Here is a FULL MAP OF ROAD CLOSURES: http://s3.amazonaws.com/mcmlive/PDFs/2017/2017RoadClostures_MCM.pdf
Expect road closures in D.C. beginning at 5 a.m. on Sunday until at least 1 p.m.: https://twitter.com/DCPoliceTraffic/status/921300880552611840
Virginia drivers will also experience major road closures on Sunday: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/traffic-alert-marine-corps-marathon-road-closures/
Metro will open early - at 6 a.m - on race day. Here is the FULL LIST OF SERVICE CHANGES: https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Metro-to-open-early-for-Marine-Corps-Marathon.cfm
The DC Circulator will modify service during the weekend races and events: http://www.dccirculator.com/service-alert-weekend-service-changes-for-race-for-every-child-5k-and-marine-corps-marathon/
Get All The MARINE CORPS MARATHON Info Here: http://www.marinemarathon.com/