Tea party activists will collide with distance runners late Saturday morning around Capitol Hill when the National Marathon nearly overlaps with a "Code Red" tea party activist rally.
The Capitol complex appears early in the 26.2 mile race route, and according to organizers, runners will begin arriving at approximately 7 a.m. In order to make room for them, East Capitol Street to Second St. N.E. and S.E., Second St., NE to Constitution Ave., and Constitution Ave. west to Third Street will will all be closed until at least 11 a.m.
This will likely inconvenience arriving tea party activists, who are planning a rally that's officially set to begin at noon. Actor Jon Voight, father of Angelina Jolie, and Dr. Milton Wolf, a second cousin of President Barack Obama's, will headline the healthcare reform opposition event.
The tea party event will be held in Upper Senate Park, but if past tea party rallies are any indication, the crowds will likely beyond the park's perimeter.