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Race for Hope to close D.C. streets Sunday

The Race for Hope, a 5K event that raises money for brain cancer research, is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Sunday in downtown D.C. Freedom Plaza, at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is the focal point. Streets along the course will be closed and parking restricted.

The nearest Metro stations are Federal Triangle, on the Blue and Orange lines, and Metro Center, on the Red, Blue and Orange Lines. Metro opens at 7 a.m. Parking at Metro’s lots and garages is free on weekends. But participants should carefully review the numerous disruptions for repairs affecting service on all five lines.

* See a list of the Metro delays and disruptions in this posting.

* See Metrobus detours in Metro’s Web site.

* See driving directions on the Race for Hope Web site.

Street closings

D.C. police say no traffic will be allowed along these streets during the run, which will end at about 11 a.m. The street closings along the course will begin at 5 a.m. Sunday and will be lifted about 11 a.m., depending on the state of the race at that point. These are the closings along the route:

13th Street between E Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th and Third streets NW; Third Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to E Street SW; E Street SW from Fourth to Third streets; Fourth Street from E Street to Independence Avenue SW; Independence Avenue from Fourth to Third streets SW; Maryland Avenue from Third Street SW to First Street NW; First Street to Constitution Avenue NW; Constitution Avenue from First Street to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

The race ends back at Freedom Plaza.

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.


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