ARLnow Weekend Discussion

Halloween decorations in Alcova Heights

This weekend is supposed to be pleasantly warm, which might not be a great thing for those running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday.

Normally the MCM involves runners freezing at the starting line and then enjoying comfortably cool temperatures during the race. Expect some extra perspiration on the course this year.

Drivers may also be sweating if they’re trying to get anywhere in Rosslyn or Crystal City on Sunday morning. See a full list of planned marathon road closures from this article we published last week.

Also expected this weekend: plenty of Halloween-related fun. Halloween falls on Monday this year, to the chagrin of students, but some of the festivities will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re wondering about the annual Clarendon Halloween bar crawl — that’s taking place next weekend. We hear that it couldn’t take place this weekend because with all the police overtime being used for the marathon there weren’t enough extra officers available to provide security for a bar crawl.

If you are drinking on Saturday, be sure to take advantage of a free cab ride from SoberRide after 10 p.m.

Feel free to discuss the marathon, your Halloween plans or anything else of local interest in the comments. Good luck to all of the runners!