Getting to the Race

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Shuttle Update

This year we are offering a shuttle between Children's National Health System (located at 111 Michigan Ave, NW Washington DC) and Freedom Plaza. Shuttles will be clearly marked with an "Official Race Vehicle" sign on the dashboard. Parking will be available at the hospital for all Race participants, although please note that if you choose this option there is a fee.
*Staff are encouraged to park in the staff lot at no additional charge, however parking is limited.

The shuttle will depart the hospital around the following times:

6:30 am (Shuttle One)           9:30 am (Shuttle One)
7:00 am (Shuttle Two)            10:30 am (Shuttle Two)
7:30 am (Shuttle One)           11:30 am (Shuttle One)
8:00 am (Shuttle Two)           12:00 pm (Shuttle Two)
8:30 am (Shuttle One)           12:30 pm (Shuttle One)
9:00 am (Shuttle Two)           1:00 pm (Shuttle Two)

The last shuttle will leave Freedom Plaza at approximately 1:30 pm
*please note these times are subject to change


The closest metrorail stops to the Race site (14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW) are Metro Center (red, blue and orange lines) and Federal Triangle (blue and orange lines); the metrorail opens at 7:00 am.

You can check last train times and information about shuttle service, parking, alternate routes and track work at or call 202-637-7000.


There is no exact address for Freedom Plaza. When using GPS, please use the intersection of 13th Street, NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.


If you plan on driving, please plan to leave enough time to park, as street parking is extremely limited. The closest available parking garage, directly across the street from Freedom Plaza, is located at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (There is a flat fee of $13 to park on the weekends), which can be accessed via 14th Street (north and south) and opens at 5 AM.  For attendees who will be staying overnight, there is a fee of $26 per night starting at 5pm on Friday.

If biking, you must enter the Ronald Reagan Building garage via 14th Street. All racks are located on the B-1 level.

The National Place Garage, located at 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, on 13th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and F Street, is open 24 hours. There is a flat fee of $15 to park in this garage on the weekends.

The Colonial Parking Garage at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, located between 14th and 15th Streets, opens at 7am (parking fees range from $21 - $31).