Road closures for Cherry Blossom runs this weekend

Runners will once again congregate in downtown D.C. for a series of cherry blossom-themed runs Sunday, which means you should plan around road closures.

The much shorter Children’s Run was held around the National Building Museum on Saturday. The routes for the 10-mile and 5K run/walk overlap on Sunday, and will be concentrated along roads by the Tidal Basin, East Potomac Park and the eastern portion of the Lincoln Memorial.

Here’s what to expect Sunday.

Street Closures

10-mile and 5K routes

The 10-mile route. The 5K run/walk overlaps with this route. (Courtesy Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run)

Closed from 1 a.m. to noon:

  • Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest/15th Street Northwest between Maine Avenue Southwest and Constitution Avenue Northwest.

Closed 6:30 a.m. to noon:

  • Independence Avenue Southwest between 14th Street Southwest and Ohio Drive Southwest
  • Ohio Drive Southwest between East Potomac Park and Rock Creek Parkway
  • Maine Avenue Southwest between Independence Avenue Southwest and 14th Street Southwest
  • Lincoln Memorial Circle and 23rd Street Southwest/23rd Street Northwest until Constitution Avenue Northwest
  • Rock Creek Parkway between Virginia Avenue Northwest and Ohio Drive Southwest
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge/Memorial Circle until Parkway Drive Northwest/Lincoln Memorial Circle

Click on the map for a more detailed view of the side streets that will be closed.

Matthew Delaney

Matt Delaney is a digital web writer/editor who joined WTOP in 2020.

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