Week­end runs to close roads

The Washington Times Daily - - Metro -

Roads through­out the Dis­trict will be closed Satur­day be­cause of the Suntrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and Care­first Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon.

Clo­sures will span from the races’ start­ing lines at RFK Sta­dium through all four quad­rants of the city, in­clud­ing down­town and the neigh­bor­hoods of Foggy Bot­tom, Capi­tol Hill, Ana­cos­tia and Columbia Heights.

The races will start at 8 a.m. and are ex­pected to end by 2:15 p.m. Road clo­sures will be­gin at 7:20 a.m. the day of the events.

Or­ga­niz­ers said an es­ti­mated 24,000 run­ners and walk­ers will par­tic­i­pate in the races, along with many more spec­ta­tors.

Mo­torists are be­ing urged to take Metro.

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