Dr. Gridlock, at WashingtonPost.com, has a post up on what to expect at tomorrow’s Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure traffic wise. The street closings for this race are usually the same. Here’s a link to what we posted last year. REMINDER: Metro is also performing track work in several areas and closing a couple of stations this weekend.
Dr. Gridlock writes:
The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is scheduled for Saturday morning. The fund-raising event for breast cancer research is likely to draw 40,000 runners and walkers to the starting lines along Madison Drive on the National Mall.
Many of the participants and spectators will get to Mall via Metrorail, which will open at 5 a.m. Saturday, two hours earlier than normal, to accommodate them.
The runners will start at 8 a.m. at Seventh Street and Madison Drive, then the walkers will get going at 8:15 a.m. just to the east at Fourth Street and Madison Drive
Both routes go west on Constitution and Virginia avenues, then return the same way to 15th Street NW by the Washington Monument and along Jefferson Drive to the finish line on Independence Avenue. See a pdf map of the route.
There will be temporary street closings along the 3.1 mile route until all of the participants have cleared the area, which should be about 11 a.m.
The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian and Federal Center SW on the Blue and Orange lines, Archives on the Green and Yellow lines, L’Enfant Plaza on the Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow lines and Judiciary Square on the Red Line.
The most crowded stations are likely to be Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Archives. It’s a good idea to load up your paper Farecard or plastic SmarTrip card to cover a roundtrip and avoid waiting in long lines at the fare vending machines after the event.