Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC

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Weave around Washington DC's monuments and cherry-blossom filled streets with this running, music and history triple combo. Beginners and pros alike will be spurred on by the endless stream of live music and supporters. Come along for the guitar pick medal and not-to-be-missed post-race party.
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5k, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sat, 18 Mar 2023
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Washington, United States
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Where and when
Location
DC Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Start times
Sat, 18 Mar 2023
Half Marathon:
TBC |
5k:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC
Half Marathon
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21.097km
5k
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5km
Route information
Distance: Half Marathon
Start line: Constitution Avenue & 14th Street NW
Starting at the Washington Monument, this 13.1-mile run route will take you through the heart of the capitol, showcasing iconic landmarks like the White House and Lincoln Memorial.
Distance: 5k
Start line: C St NE
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What's included
  • Exclusive Finisher's Medal
  • Technical participant t-shirt
  • Live, local Bands on Course
  • Spirited cheer squads on course
  • Gear bag
  • Beverage at the finish line
  • Finish line festival admission
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
DC Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
Where runners of all levels come to crank up the volume and let the music carry them through miles of heart-pounding sweat. Where individual journeys join together to share life-changing moments and create life-lasting memories.
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FAQ's
Do the half marathon and 5k races start in the same place?
No, the half marathon race will start at Constitution Avenue & 14th Street NW, and the 5k course will start at C St NE.
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Reviews
2.7
1 reviews
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2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I've done this race every year its been Rock n Roll (once as the full the rest as the half) and i'm starting to fall out of love with it. Seeing the different neighbourhoods of DC is great but the course is tough with hill after hill and, due to the work on the Memorial Bridge, there is now a horrible out an back basically on the freeway. It seems as though each year there are fewer bands, fewer stands at the expo and fewer people at the water stops. This year in particular I had difficulty getting water and I was in the front 250 runners so the course was not crowded.Given some of the other races in this area (Army 10 miler, Marine Corps Marathon), there is so much potential for a better more enjoyable course.Did i sign up to do it again next year at the expo? yes. Will I question that choice as i have done the last few years? also yes
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