Runners and spectators can take advantage of a variety of options for reaching the MCM start line.


Getting around is easy with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro).  Be sure to get your
map, check fares and schedulesService begins at 5:00 a.m. for MCM runners and spectators on race morning.

Metro on race morningMarathon runners should use the Pentagon Station (blue or yellow line) to access the start line through Runners Village in the Pentagon North Parking lot.  This location hosts pre-race UPS Baggage Drop off.  Arlington Cemetery (blue line) station will not open until 8:30 a.m., after the official MCM start.  On event day, this station may only be used to access to finish area or to leave post-race.  The MCM10K start is convenient to the Smithsonian Metro (blue/orange line). 

The MCM, in partnership with WMATA, is working to minimize the effects of scheduled track work during event weekend. Runners should familiarize themselves with the planned maintenance work and potential impact on particular Metro lines and adjust MCM Day schedule accordingly. 

Metro remains the most convenient means to arrive at the MCM10K start with the Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station (green/yellow) or the L'Enfant Plaza station as the two closest stations (both approximately .3 of a mile from the start). The Metro system opens at 5:00 a.m. on event morning. There is no shuttle service to the MCM10K nor is there any designated MCM10K parking location, as road closures for the marathon will affect the area surrounding the course. Convenient post-race Metro stations are located in Rosslyn (blue/orange) and Arlington Cemetery (blue).

Pre-race shuttle will run from 23rd & Crystal Drive in Crystal City to Runners Village in the Pentagon North Parking Lot from 5:00 - 7:15 a.m. Post-race shuttles will be located at the base of the Finish Festival on Oak Street and Wilson Blvd.
Metro and post-race shuttles are located at the west end of the Finish Festival. The post-race shuttles return runners and spectators to 23rd and Crystal Drive in Crystal City (blue/yellow lines).

Guaranteed Reserved Parking
To make parking for event-day easy and stress-free, the MCM has partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase Parking Passes at several convenient locations near the MCM Start/Finish Line and throughout the city.

Once purchased, Parking Passes for the Marine Corps Marathon are 100% guaranteed at the selected location. Inventory is limited and garages will fill up before the race, so it is strongly recommended that runners, spectators and volunteers purchase Parking Passes for the MCM if driving.

NOTE: Be sure to check the hours of operation at your selected location before purchasing to ensure the location is open early enough to allow plenty of time to arrive on event morning.


Click below to purchase parking or select a location from the interactive map:


DC Parking powered by Parking Panda

Additional Parking Options:

Free parking is available in Crystal City at the corner of 23rd & Crystal Drive. Pre-race shuttle service from this parking location to Runners Village begins at 5:00 a.m. Additionally, runners coming from Virginia may wish to park at the Vienna Metro Station (orange line) or Franconia/Springfield Station (blue line) parking deck and take a short Metro ride to the event. Post-race shuttles will return runners and spectators to 23rd & Crystal Drive in Crystal City. View parking map of Crystal City.

Additional parking is available at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

The Ronald Reagan Building is a 2,000 space secured sublevel parking garage open to the public between the hours of 5:00am and 2:00am with three entrances/exits to the garage that should not be impacted by street closures. The cost for parking on MCM Weekend is a flat rate of $13.00 per vehicle. Pre-paid validated parking stickers are also available to purchase.


MCM Start Line: located on Rt 110, near Arlington Memorial Drive in Arlington, VA. The MCM highly recommends the use of Metro for access to the start line, via the Pentagon Station (blue/yellow line).

Headquarters Hotel: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20001

Health and Fitness Expo: located at the DC Convention Center at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001 with easy access to the Metro (yellow/green line to Mt. Vernon Sq/Convention Center). 

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