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Road Closures for Weekend Events

Posted in Commuity News & Events, Festivals, Marathons & Races, Parades with tags , , , , on June 12, 2009 by Kent

2009 Pride Parade RouteIt looks like a busy weekend for events. Whether you are out and about on Saturday or Sunday, from Georgetown, to Dupont Circle, to Pennsylvania Avenue, all signs point to people, people, people … and associated road closures.

I am happy that the Pride parade is going through the neighborhood this year. Now, we just need to get the event itself off of Pennsylvania Avenue and back to its roots. To find out more about the weekend’s events, go to the Capital Pride Web site.

For those interested in the scheduled road closures, the DDOT announcement is as follows:

Three Events Scheduled That Could Impact Traffic

(Washington, D.C.) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about road closures for three events scheduled this weekend in the District: the Lawyers Have a Heart Race, Capital Pride Parade and the Capital Pride Festival. Continue reading


Race for the Cure Road Closures Announced

Posted in Mall (The), Marathons & Races with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by Kent

Race for the Cure 2009If you intend to be on or near the mall tomorrow, you may want to be aware of the road closures or events related to the Race for the Cure that will impact the Mall tomorrow.

Starting as early as 7:30, and lasting until 11:00 a.m., the race will have a major impact on the area. You can read the entire DDOT release below, or click on the map or link below to go directly to the race Web site for more details.

Road Closures for Weekend Events

Race for the Cure and Unifest Celebration Scheduled

(Washington, D.C.) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about road closures for two large events scheduled this weekend: the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure and the Unifest Celebration. Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Continue reading

Street Closures on Saturday Due to National Marathon

Posted in City Services, Marathons & Races, Sports on March 18, 2009 by Kent

I received the following DDOT announcement detailing road closures that will occur on Saturday to accommodate the National Marathon. For details, see the announcement below:


Street Closures for National Marathon

Event is Saturday, March 21

(Washington, D.C.) The SunTrust National Marathon and Half Marathon will be run on Saturday, March 21, 2009.  The races are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and conclude at approximately 1 p.m.  The race route starts and ends at RFK Stadium and runs through six of the District’s eight wards.

Race organizers have provided the following information about street closures for the Marathon.  Vehicular traffic will be restricted along the race route, beginning at 6:45 a.m.  The affected streets will be posted with temporary “Race Route” signs prior to the event.  Vehicular traffic will be permitted to cross the race route at designated intersections, provided it doesn’t interfere with the runners. Continue reading

National Marathon Race Course Posted

Posted in Marathons & Races on March 18, 2009 by Kent

National MarathonTake Notice! The Race Course for the National Marathon that will be held on March 21st (this coming Saturday) has been marked. I noticed this sign on Michigan Ave. by Children’s Hospital, which is one of several that mark the course.

For information on the Marathon, you can go to the Website which gives all the details, including the race map I’ve posted below (you can also click on the map for a larger version).

I actually ran this race in its inaugural year, and I see they’ve changed a number of things, including the direction on North Capitol so that you are running down hill rather than up near the end of the race. Nice to see that some lessons were learned.national-marathon-map