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Local Roads, Highways to Close for Army Ten Miler

by ARLnow.com — October 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm 4,572 14 Comments

A number of local roads and highways in south Arlington will be closed Sunday morning for the running of the 28th annual Army Ten-Miler race.

The race starts and ends near the Pentagon but the course also takes participants into the District. More than 30,000 runners are expected to participate. Runners and spectators are being encouraged to take Metro to get to the race.

From an ACPD press release:

The Arlington County Police Department will close several streets near the Pentagon on Sunday, October 21, 2012, for the 28th Annual Army 10-Miler race. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Route 110, crosses the Potomac River into the District of Columbia, returns to the Commonwealth via the I-395 HOV lane and ends in the Pentagon north parking lot.

The following roads in Arlington will be impacted:

  • Route 110 between Rosslyn and Crystal City will be closed in both directions at 5:00 a.m. (motorists should use the George Washington Memorial Parkway as an alternative.)
  • I-395 HOV northbound from Crystal City to the 14th Street Bridge will be closed at 6:00 a.m.
  • S. Eads Street from Army Navy Drive into the Pentagon and northbound I-395 HOV lanes will be closed at 5:00 a.m.
  • I-395 southbound HOV exit to S. Eads Street and the Pentagon south parking lot will be closed at 5:00 a.m.

All of the roads should be reopened by noon.

In addition, access to the Pentagon north parking lot will be restricted to “Authorized Vehicles Only” from 4:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parking for Pentagon employees and Pentagon Memorial patrons will be available in the south parking lot via Columbia Pike and S. Fern Street.

Runners, spectators and support personnel are encouraged to use Metro, as parking is limited. The Pentagon and Pentagon City stations on the Blue and Yellow Lines are located within walking distance of the start and finish lines.

  • John Fontain

    Have we run out of comments?

    • B22201

      Just a bunch of people trying to be the best at exercising. Not much to say. . .

      • Captain_Obvious

        How bout “pretty good” at exercising? I mean, its not even a half-marathon…

      • John Fontain

        No kidding. I was just trying to get some puns going (i.e., ‘run’ out of comments) on this otherwise unexciting topic.

  • ArlingtonWay

    What’s to say? They close some road in this area every single weekend for some race or walk or another. Seriously. Never seen anytng like it anywhere else.

  • CW

    Can any runners or people with better memories than me tell me if the 10-miler is usually just the weekend before the MCM? Seems like a lot of people I know are choosing one or the other this year. Though I suppose it would be great to run this as part of your taper for the MCM…

    • kc

      I think it’s just the last couple years it’s been the week before. I’ve still got my t-shirt from the first one back in 1985 and it was on October 13 that year so a week earlier.

      • Malaka

        Last time I ran both it was 2 weeks before – which was a good last speed workout for the marathon. 1 week before is a little too near, but OK if you can resist racing.

    • @CW

      I’ve always known it to be the weekend before.

      • CW

        Thanks!

    • ARLResident

      I ran the ATM in 2010. Probably my favorite running race so far.

      I’m skipping it this year since I’m doing the MCM. Otherwise, I probably would have signed up for the ATM again.

  • WD

    Not to mention a bunch of roads in DC being closed on Saturday for the Best Buddies Bike Race.

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  • ARLResident

    The Army Ten-Miler is a fun experience. Plenty of food and entertainment (from active duty Army bands, from classic rock to soul to pop and folk) at the finish area. Many soldiers making the trip from all across the country and from overseas to participate. Many soldiers running in memory of a fallen buddy. A lot of civilian runners running for the challenge and atmosphere of the race.

    The ATM is one of the best things about Arlington. Some of the inactive people here should actually head over there and check it out and do something positive for once. Cheer on the runners and enjoy the post-race festivities.

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