Metro Opening Early on Saturday for Race for the Cure 5K

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‘Walk Start’
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Just a heads up from Metro that the system will open two hours early at 5 AM on Saturday to accommodate the Race for the Cure.  There are estimates of 50,000 people participating in this 20th anniversary event, so make sure you leave plenty of time to get there.  Also, Metro reminds us that there will be track work on the Red and Orange lines, so add in twenty to thirty minutes of travel time to get to the race.  And of course, we can expect many road closures in the area, so don’t even think about driving.

If you want to raise money for a great cause, there is still time to register– and you can even Sleep In for the Cure and avoid Metro altogether!  I’ll be running the 5K Saturday– see you there!

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at)!

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