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Army Ten-Miler to prompt road closures near Rosslyn and Pentagon City this weekend

Runners in the 2014 Army Ten-Miler Race in Arlington (Photo via Flickr Pool/Rob Cannon)

The annual Army Ten-Miler race will prompt numerous road closures in Arlington this weekend.

Runners will zip through parts of Rosslyn, D.C. and Pentagon City, starting and finishing the race near the Pentagon.

“The 38th annual Army Ten-Miler race will occur on Sunday, October 9,” Arlington County police noted last week in a press release. “The race begins at 7:50 a.m. on Route 110, crosses the Key Bridge into the District of Columbia, returns to Virginia via the 14th Street Bridge in the northbound I-395 HOV, and ends in the Pentagon reservation.”

“The Arlington County Police Department, Virginia State Police, United States Park Police, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency will conduct road closures to accommodate the race,” ACPD said.

Planned road closures include parts of Army Navy Drive, S. Eads Street, Route 110, northbound I-395, and N. Lynn Street and Long Bridge Drive.

Metro plans to operate on a normal Sunday schedule while opening the Pentagon station after the start of the race, directing participants to use the Pentagon City station instead.

The planned Arlington road closures, from the ACPD press release, are below.

Army Ten-Miler course map (via ACPD)

Road Closures

5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Army Navy Drive, between the Pentagon City Mall garage entrance and S. Hayes Street (The garage will remain accessible)

5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Army Navy Drive, from S. Hayes Street to S. Fern Street

5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
S. Fern Street, between 12th Street S. and Army Navy Drive

5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Exit 8A, on southbound I-395

5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Exit 8B, on northbound I-395

5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Eastbound Wilson Boulevard, from N. Lynn Street to Route 110 (Westbound traffic from Arlington Ridge Drive and N. Kent Street will be permitted)

5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Westbound I-66, from Washington D.C. to Exit 73 (Closed by the Metropolitan Police Department and the Virginia State Police)

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Army Navy Drive, from S. Fern Street to 12th Street S. (Traffic from northbound S. Fern Street will be permitted to travel west on Army Navy Drive after approximately 9:00 a.m.)

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
S. Eads Street, between 12th Street S. and Army Navy Drive (Traffic coming from residences or hotels in the area will be permitted to travel southbound on S. Eads Street via 11th Street S.)

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
S. Eads Street, from Army Navy Drive into the Pentagon reservation/northbound I-395 HOV lanes

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exit 10A, on northbound I-395 (Access to the George Washington Memorial Parkway will remain open)

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exit 10A, on southbound I-395

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exit 9, on southbound I-395

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exit 8B, on southbound I-395

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Northbound I-395 HOV exit to Pentagon City/S. Eads Street

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Northbound I-395 HOV from Crystal City to the 14th Street Bridge

5:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Southbound I-395 HOV exit to S. Eads Street / Pentagon South Parking

5:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Route 110 in both directions, between Rosslyn and Crystal City

5:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Exit 75, on eastbound I-66

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Washington Boulevard/Route 27, from the George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-395

7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
N. Lynn Street, from the top of the ramp at westbound I-66 (Exit 73) to the Key Bridge (Northbound N. Lynn Street traffic will be diverted westbound on Langston Boulevard)

7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Fort Myer Drive, from the Key Bridge to Langston Boulevard

7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12th Street S., between S. Eads Street and Long Bridge Drive (Residents will be permitted to access the garages on 12th Street S.)

7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Long Bridge Drive, between 12th Street S. and Boundary Channel Drive

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exit 8C, on southbound I-395

In addition, there will be no access to, or egress from, the Pentagon North Parking lot and Boundary Channel Drive on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Parking for Pentagon employees and Pentagon Memorial patrons only will be available in the Pentagon South Parking lot, which is accessible via Columbia Pike and S. Joyce Street.

Arriving on Race Day

Runners and support personnel are encouraged to utilize multimodal and ridesharing services, as parking in the area is limited. A designated rideshare drop-off and pick-up zone has been established on both sides of S. Hayes Street, between Army Navy Drive and 12th Street S. Spectators are encouraged to use Metro and other public transportation options. The Pentagon and Pentagon City Metro stations (Blue and Yellow lines) are located within walking distance to the start and finish lines and will open at 7:00 a.m. on race day.

The public should expect to see an increased police presence in the area, and motorists are urged to follow law enforcement direction, be mindful of closures, and remain alert for increased pedestrian traffic. 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 the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222.

Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

The safety and security of runners and spectators remains a top priority for law enforcement. The public is encouraged to be vigilant and attentive, particularly in areas with large crowds of people. Suspicious behavior, items, vehicles and unattended packages should be reported immediately to police for investigation. Spectators and runners may report information directly to police personnel stationed throughout the race route or by calling 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Stay Informed

Register for Arlington Alert to receive emergency alerts and other important information from Arlington County Government. In the event of a weather-related emergency or unforeseen circumstance, follow police direction.

Runners and spectators can also subscribe to receive emergency alerts and advisories specific to the Army Ten-Miler race via the Nixle Alert System, which is maintained by the United States Park Police. To subscribe, text ARMYTEN to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

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