Directions and Parking

The 5K in an "out and back course" that will start and finish near Ericcson Circle at Ohio Drive Avenue, SW. We recommend that runners arrive to the site by carpooling, taking a cab or Uber, or biking.

The closest metro stops are Smithsonian and Foggy Bottom, which are approximately 1.2 miles from the start line. PLEASE NOTE: Metro trains begin running at 7:00 a.m. on weekends and you will need to allow time to get from Metro to the race site and prepare for the race (packet pick-up, bag check, restrooms).

Parking will be available in the FDR Memorial parking lot around the Tidal Basin. There is also some side street parking along and north of Constitution Avenue, and behind the Lincoln Memorial. A few downtown parking garages will be open very early on race morning:

PMI Parking:
1220 E Street, NW
875 D Street, NW

Colonial Parking:
515 20th Street, NW

Parking lots within Haines Point (West Potomac Park) will not be accessible for race participants as the roads will be closed off for runner safety by 6am.

(see map)