Monday, March 9, 2009

National Marathon Route Changed

An alternate route for the Sun Trust National Marathon has been planned, since parts of 9th Street are closed due to construction. Read my post from last month about the changes needed in the route for the National Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, March 21st. See below for the updated marathon map.

Instead of crossing the 9th Street bridge into the SW Waterfront neighborhood, runners will take the I-395 South ramp (SE-SW Freeway) beyond the 9th Street tunnel and then take the Maine Avenue exit. Next, they will make a U-turn onto eastbound Maiden Lane (never heard of this street), then go southbound on 12th Street, which merges with Maine Avenue. Once the runners pass 9th Street, the marathon route returns to its original alignment along Maine Avenue. Representatives from the Greater Washington Sports Alliance will be at tonight's ANC 6D meeting to go over the changes with the commissioners.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI, Maiden Lane is the frontage road that runs to the south and west of the Mandarin Oriental. If you are going north on Maine/12th and turn left to stay on Maine, then Maiden splits off to the right. (Disclaimer: I too had to look this up on Google Maps.)