Run to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

15 Jan

Gorgeous day for a run!  To commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I decided to run to the new memorial honoring him, located just off the National Mall on Independence Ave., in Washington, D.C.   

My photo of the Dr. King statue at the MLK Memorial

I mapped out a nearly 7 mile course, starting/ending at the Marine Corps War Memorial (aka Iwo Jima Memorial) in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, VA.   The run took me down the Mt. Vernon Trail, over the 14th Street Bridge, and around the Tidal Basin.   The view from the FDR Memorial shows the crowds.

Parking looked like it was nearly impossible around site, so if you’re not up to running my course, I’d suggest metro-ing to the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station and walking across Memorial Bridge. 

If you can’t make it in to Washington, D.C. for a run, but would like to learn more about the memorial,  you can find the official webpage here.

A word of caution for runners:  The trail around the Tidal Basin was very icy this morning, so if you do head out to visit the MLK Memorial, take care as you run near the  water. 

3 Responses to “Run to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial”

  1. Bill Schweigart January 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Good on you – it was a chilly today!

    • Coco January 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

      What a great idea! I probably could run from my office.

      • katefsummers January 17, 2012 at 8:23 am #

        I’d do it! But wait for a clear day. The trail around the Basin is a bit rough, especially when wet!

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