Runners are encouraged to take Metro for easy access to the start line
The Marine Corps Marathon has been voted “Best Marathon for Families,” combining the tradition of dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism.
Organizers said that runners from all walks of life participate in the world’s largest marathon for many years. This race does not offer prize money, leading to it deservingly earning the title “The People’s Marathon.”
The Marine Corps Marathon announced various transportation procedures for the event. Runners, their supporters and spectators are encouraged to take Metro, with service beginning at 5 a.m. for the easiest access to the start line.
Marathon runners should take Metro to the Pentagon Station (blue and yellow line) to check items at the UPS Baggage Drop-off in Runners’ Village prior to entering the starting areas on Route 110 in Arlington. Spectators can take Metro to the Arlington Cemetery Station (blue line) to view the start, or the Rosslyn Station (blue and orange lines) to view the finish.
Limited free parking is available at Crystal Drive and 23rd Street in Crystal City, VA. This parking is convenient to the Crystal City Metro Station, only two stops from the start. Those parking in this area can also take the free MCM Shuttle from Crystal Drive and 23rd Street to Runners’ Village in the Pentagon North Parking Lot beginning at 5:30 a.m.
Runners arriving from Virginia often park at the Vienna Metro Station parking deck and take a short metro ride to Rosslyn.
Post race shuttles will run from the Finish Festival at the corner of Lynn and 19th Streets beginning at 10:00 a.m. to the Vienna Metro Station (orange line), 23rd & Crystal Drive in Crystal City (blue and yellow lines), the Pentagon Station (blue and yellow lines) and Metro Center Station in DC (orange, red and blue lines).