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Wizards vs. Rockets travel alert: TheAlumRun will affect your arrival to Verizon Center

A 5 and 10K race held in Downtown D.C. this morning may hamper your arrival to watch the Wizards play the Rockets on national television.

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TheAlumRun is an event held nationwide for college and university alumni and others to run on scenic courses in major cities. On Sunday morning, they will run in D.C. This will affect your travel to Washington this morning if you travel by car or bus.

From an email sent to Wizards season ticket holders on Saturday night, here are the streets that will be closed:

  • form on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 13th Street, NW
  • east on Pennsylvania Avenue to 3rd Street, NW
  • south on 3rd Street to Maryland Avenue, NW
  • southwest on Maryland Avenue to Independence Avenue, SW
  • west on Independence Avenue to 7th Street, SW
  • U-Turn prior to 7th Street, SW
  • east on Independence Avenue to 4th Street, SW
  • south on 4th Street to D Street, SW
  • east on D Street to 3rd Street, SW
  • south on 3rd Street to U-Turn prior to Virginia Avenue, SW
  • •north on 3rd Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • •west on Pennsylvania Ave to 12th Street, NW (finish and disband)
  • **Some runners will repeat the race route to complete the 10k

To see a map of the course, click here to get to TheAlumRun's site.

The 5K run started just a few minutes ago (8:30 a.m.) while the 10K run will start at 9 a.m. There will be a Future Alumni Fun Run at 10:30 a.m.

Good luck to the runners, and especially those who are Wizards fans!