Friday, September 12, 2014

Navy Air Force Half Marathon & Navy 5 Miler - September 14, 2014

The Navy-Air Force Half Marathon is an annual race hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). This prestigious race began 11 years ago as the Navy 5 Miler and has grown to about 5,000 runners! The year 2014 will mark the 3rd year for the Half Marathon and the 11th year for the 5 miler.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 14 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It starts and finishes at the Washington Monument, followed by an awards ceremony.

Road Closures

15th Street from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue will be closed at 4:30 am until approximately 11:00 am.

Roads leading to East and West Potomac Park will be closed from 5:50 am until approximately 11:00 am. Access will be allowed to East Potomac Park from either I-395N or SW Freeway

*A two way traffic pattern will be established on Ohio Drive to the exit of the Hains Point Golf Course

All vehicles exiting East Potomac Park will need to do so via the SE Freeway from Buckeye Drive.

Rock Creek Parkway will be closed from 5:50 am to approximately 11:00 am. Access will be allowed to Thompson's Boat Center.

There will be a two way traffic pattern at the ramp from K Street to southbound Rock Creek Parkway to access the Kennedy Center

Beach Drive will be closed northbound and southbound starting at Porter Street 5:50 am to 11:00 am.

**Exception** traffic will be able to exit the National Zoo and proceed northbound. Memorial Bridge will be closed at 5:50 am and should be reopened by 10:00 am.