For immediate release: October 16, 2019

Metro to open early, provide additional service for Marine Corps Marathon October 27

Metrorail will open early and run additional service for the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 27, 2019, to provide an easy, efficient option for runners and spectators to get to the start line.

Metrorail will open two hours early at 6 a.m. for the 44th annual Marine Corps Marathon. Metro will also provide additional Blue and Yellow line trains the day of the event to accommodate high ridership.



  • The closest Metrorail station to the start of the race is Pentagon Station on the Blue and Yellow lines. To accommodate the large crowds expected for the start of the race Pentagon Station will be exit only until 8:30 a.m.
  • To avoid crowding at Pentagon Station with riders traveling to the start line, consider using Pentagon City instead.
  • Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed Sunday until approximately 8:30 a.m.
  • Additional Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Sq from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m.; and additional Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. and from 11:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.
  • The closest Metrorail stations for the start of the MCM 10K on the National Mall are Archives and L'Enfant Plaza.
  • Metrobus

    Pentagon Bus Terminal - Due to the event, all Metrobus service that normally operates to/from the Pentagon will be diverted to Pentagon City on Saturday, October 26, until 2:00 p.m. to accommodate the MCM Kids Run and until 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Additional staff will be on hand at Pentagon City Station to assist bus customers.

    Rosslyn Bus Terminal
    - All Metrobus service will be relocated from the Rosslyn Bus Terminal to Oak Street from 4 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. to accommodate the MCM Finish Festival.

    Metro recommends purchasing a SmarTrip card in advance loaded with enough value for the entire day to avoid long lines. SmarTrip cards can be purchased at fare vending machines located at station entrances, commuter stores and participating retail locations.

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    Marine Corps Marathon website