Saturday Morning Road Closures for Tenley Tiger Run


The inaugural Tenley Tiger Run begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28. The 5K and 2.5K races start in front of the Wilson High School auditorium on Chesapeake Street and proceed along Fort Reno into the nearby neighborhood. Runners in the 2.5K complete one lap on the course, while those competing in the 5K complete two laps, before finishing back at the school.

A Fun Run will take place immediately following the races, with kids – and parents – completing a loop in front of Wilson High School.

To ensure the safety of the runners several streets in the immediate vicinity will be closed starting an hour before the race. Streets are expected to reopen by noon at the latest, though race organizers hope to have the course clear by closer to 11:00 a.m.

The Metropolitan Police Department issued the following information on street closures for the race. Those who live or park on affected streets are encouraged to plan ahead as the police will not allow you to move your car until the roads are reopened. 

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public and members of the media of the street closures in connection with the Tenleytown 5K that will take place in Northwest, Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Street closures will begin at 8:00 am and will open at approximately 12:00 pm.  The run start time will be from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

The below course route will be closed to traffic.


  • West on Chesapeake Street, NW from Wilson High School
  • North on 41st Street NW to Harrison Street NW
  • East on Harrison Street NW to Belt Road NW
  • South on Belt Road NW to Davenport Street NW
  • West on Davenport Street NW to 41st Street NW
  • South on 41st Street NW to East on Chesapeake Street NW
  • South on 40th Street NW & U-Turn prior to Albemarle Street NW
  • North on Fort Drive NW to the finish line back at Wilson High School.

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

Those still interested in registering for the Tenley Tiger Run can do so in-person at Wilson High School on Friday, March 27 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the race from 7:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. Online registration is now closed.

Tenley Tiger Run Race Route

Tenley Tiger Run Race Route