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Road Closures Planned for Crystal City 5K Fridays

Crystal City 5K runners (photo by Diltch1)Crystal City’s 5K Fridays will kick off on Friday and a number of road and lane closures are planned to accommodate the race.

There will be five 5Ks in Crystal City in April — on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. The start time for each is 6:30 p.m.

Arlington County Police officers will set up the following road closures from about 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. for the race.

  • Northbound lanes of Crystal Drive between 26th Street and 12th Street
  • North and southbound lanes of Long Bridge Drive, plus traffic around 6th, 10th, and Ball Streets

The southbound lanes of Crystal Drive will remain open during the race.

“In addition to the closures, street parking in the area will be restricted,” ACPD said. “Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary ‘No Parking’ signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call 703-558-2222.”

Registration is still open, for $20 per race or $75 for the entire series.

The course is flat with long straightaways. Course records were set in 2011 (15:10, men) and 2014 (16:53, women).

Photo by Diltch1

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