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Road Closures Planned for Charity 8K on Sunday

by ARLnow.com October 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm 2,631 14 Comments

Cool, sunny weather is expected Sunday morning for the Acumen Solutions Race for a Cause 8K.

The race will shut down a number of major Arlington streets — from Ballston to Clarendon to Columbia Pike — for much of the morning. Among the expected closures:

  • N. Quincy Street from Glebe Road to Wilson Boulevard (5:30 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Eastbound Wilson Boulevard from Quincy Street to N. 10th Street (7:45 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Eastbound N. 10th Street from Wilson Boulevard to N. 10th Street (7:45 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Southbound Washington Boulevard from N. 10th Street to Columbia Pike

The Race for a Cause 8K, which also features a 1-mile Family Fun Run, benefits a number of local charities. Runners get to choose which charity they want to support with their registration: Greenbrier Learning Center (the only Arlington-based nonprofit benefiting from the race), the Boys and Girls Club, Build Metro DC, Education Pioneers, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, For Love of Children, Literary Council of Northern Virginia, Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation, National Fatherhood Initiative or The Women’s Center.

Registration for the race is $30 online, $35 on race day.

The race will kick off at 8:00 a.m. Runners and walkers alike are encouraged to participate. The flat, out-and-back course starts and ends on N. Quincy Street in Ballston.

Photo via Facebook

  • zzzzz

    I also read that Chain Bridge will be closed all weekend and the Park Service will be closing roads on the mall near Memorial Bridge for the MLK Memorial dedication. This is shaping up to be one of those weekends where every route you try to take is closed or otherwise mucked up…

  • Not Again

    Not another weekend of road closures. Why don’t they do this in Maryland?

    • MarylandSucks

      Because Maryland sucks, like my screename states.

      • Spelling Error

        If you’re going to defame the crap hole to the north and east, at least get it right – it’s the state of Moronland. Or, for those unfortunate to live in the largest city, Baltimorons from Moronland.

        But either way, you are correct – it sucks.

  • OX4

    How many marathons does this town need?

  • This is like the billionth marathon, i agree with OX4

    • But… this isn’t a marathon.

  • Michael H.

    How much driving do you actually do before 10 am on a Sunday? The Chain Bridge and Memorial Bridge closings have nothing to do with this 8K race (not a marathon).

    • zzzzz

      No, they’re obviously all unrelated. My point was that you read about a road closure, so you look into an alternate route, and then you read about another road closure, and another, and you find your alternates all have problems too, or the route you take is all backed up because everyone else is using it as an alternate to a closed route. There are some weekends when it’s very difficult to get anywhere because of many unrelated closures. And I do plenty of driving before 10 am on Sundays, thanks for asking.

  • Bert


  • The Chain Bridge is open. Hoorah.

  • LaRone

    Every time I turn around a road is closed to some event here….

  • Christine

    Would you all like some cheese with your whine?

  • soarlslacker

    It would be more appropriate to ask if we would like some wine, while waiting for all these cheesy races to give us our roads back. Run the multitude of races on human running tracks or running trails.


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