Getting to the Race
Metro will open at 5:00 A.M. on race day. The race starts at 7:30 A.M. We encourage everyone to use Metro. You can take the Metro (Blue and Orange lines) to the Smithsonian Mall stop, which is .25 mile from the staging area on the Washington Monument Grounds. Other possible stops include L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow Lines), about .8 of a mile from the start; Metro Center (Red, Orange and Blue lines), about .9 of a mile from the start; or Archives (Green and Yellow lines), about .9 of a mile from the start. Due to the proximity of the Smithsonian stop, there will be no shuttle bus service for Metro users.
The host hotel, the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, is .25 mile from the race start and finish.