Metro News Release

For immediate release: September 13, 2012

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Metrorail to open at 6 a.m. Sunday, September 16, for Navy-Air Force Half Marathon

On Sunday, September 16, the Metrorail system will open one hour early -- at 6 a.m. -- for the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler.

Travel Information

  • The closest Metro stop to the start of the race is Smithsonian Station (Blue/Orange lines).  View Metrorail map

  • To avoid lines after the race, participants are encouraged to load enough value on their SmarTrip or paper fare card for their entire round trip. SmarTrip customers can load value to their card online at
  • If using a paper farecard, remember that a $1 surcharge is applied for each trip.  Also, be sure to protect your farecard from moisture during the race.

The additional hour of Metrorail service is funded by an agreement with event organizers.

News release issued at 8:27 am, September 13, 2012.

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