Rock N’ Roll DC Marathon
The Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon is a 26.2 mile race begins at RFK Stadium and provides runners and spectators with views of more than monuments and the National Mall. The half marathon is 13.1 miles and allows a wider range of runners to participate. The course highlights the best of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods, featuring six of the city’s eight wards, including portions run through the heart of Adams Morgan, dynamic Kalorama, and beautiful Poplar Point.
There is also a 5K race at RFK Stadium.
Dates, Times and Locations
Marathon – March 12, 2016
Health & Fitness Expo – March 10-11, 2016, Thursday, 12-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC. The free event features more than 50 exhibitors displaying the latest running shoes and apparel, nutritional information and fitness trends.
Race Schedule: Saturday
- 7:30 a.m. Full and Half Marathon, Rain or Shine. Constitution Ave at 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.
- 7:30 a.m. 5K, RFK Stadium Lot 7, East Capitol St. SE Washington DC.
- Finish Line & Finish Line Festival – RFK Stadium Lot 7, East Capitol St. SE Washington DC.
Many roads around Washington, DC will be closed during the Marathon. It is suggested that runners and spectators use Metro. The Metro will open an hour earlier than usual, at 6 a.m. to accommodate participants. For the Marathon, the closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle, Archives, Gallery Place, Smithsonian, and L’Enfant Plaza. For the Health Expo and the Finish Festival, the closest Metro is Stadium/Armory Station.