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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to close D.C. streets early Saturday

More than 25,000 runners and tens of thousands of spectators are anticipated to turn out for the event

D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon runners in 2018
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The 2019 D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon will temporarily close streets in three quadrants of the District tomorrow morning and into the early afternoon. Police are prohibiting parking on the full race route, and “cars will be ticketed and towed starting at midnight on March 9,” the annual event’s organizers say. The race is set to begin at 7 a.m.

Sponsored by United Airlines, the event is expected to bring out more than 25,000 runners and tens of thousands of spectators. A complete list of the planned street closures, which will be rolling, is available here. Most will be in effect sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The full marathon kicks off on Constitution Avenue NW, near the White House. The route winds along the Potomac River and Rock Creek, and then generally tracks east, crossing the Anacostia River and ultimately terminating near the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.

One other thing: Don’t try to catch the D.C. Streetcar on Saturday morning, per the District.