WASHINGTON — One of D.C.’s most attended annual events is a week away, and getting around during the Marine Corps Marathon can be tricky.
Sunday, Oct. 25, is the date for the 40th annual event, which presents unique challenges for those trying to get to and from the race, as well as those hoping to navigate around it.
Metro will open at 5 a.m. as thousands make their way to Arlington. Those headed to the race can take the Blue or Yellow line to the Pentagon Metro station. The Arlington Cemetery station won’t open until 8:30 a.m.
Convenient on-course Metro stations for the 40th MCM:
Pentagon Blue/Yellow Runners Village/MCM Start
Arlington Cemetery Blue Spectator Finish/Runner Post-Event Exit
Once you get to the race, organizers say there’s a free shuttle to get around. A pre-race shuttle will run from 23rd and Crystal Drive in Crystal City, to Runners Village in the Pentagon North Parking Lot from 5 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Post-race shuttles will be located at the base of the Finish Festival on Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard.