United Airlines Rock 'n' Roll Washington D.C. Marathon

At a Glance


Time Limit: 5 hours 30 minutes
* Times subject to change

Start Line: Constitution Avenue & 14th Street NW

Finish Line: RFK Stadium, E. Capitol Street NE


New in 2020 – Companion Gear Check

companion gear checkMake your race day stress free by taking advantage of our new Companion Gear Check option! For the first time at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC event, a friend or family member can retrieve your items from Gear Check while you are still on the course. Simply rip off the Companion Gear Bag Claim Ticket found on the bottom of your bib and give it to your companion to use for retrieval. Be sure to hand off the Companion Tag before you head to the start line.  Without the ticket, the Gear Check crew will only hand the bag to the participant. 

Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on race day with Lemon-Lime at every other aid station.
This Endurance formula is a specialized sports drink formulated nearly 2x the sodium and 3x the potassium of traditional Gatorade, with no artificial flavors and a light taste.

Science in Sport is on course at one half marathon and two full marathon course aid stations.
Science in Sport’s Isotonic Gels do not require any additional water for digestion, making them easy to consume during your race.


Participant Perks

  • Scenic Course
  • Live, Local Bands on Course
  • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
  • Technical Participant T-Shirt
  • Exclusive Finisher Medal
  • Gear Bag
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • A Beer at the Finish Line Festival
  • Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert
  • Admission to the Two-Day Health and Fitness Expo

The Marathon has a course time limit of 5.5 hours. Time of day cut offs are based on the last marathon wave starting at 7:15 am, plus 12:36 per mile pace. If you are falling behind pace prior to the marathon course cutoff locations below, you will be asked to get in the tail vehicle and be transported forward so the roads may be reopened in a timely fashion