NATO Summit

NATO Summit: Important Notice for Urban Athletic Club Members

Dear UAC Community,

From July 9-11, Washington, DC will host the 75th Anniversary of the NATO Summit. As a result, there will be significant security measures in place, including street closures and restricted pedestrian access around the Washington Convention Center. We want to ensure you’re well-prepared for these temporary changes, so please read the following information carefully.

Key Details:

  • Date: July 9-11, 2024
  • Location: Washington Convention Center, Mellon Auditorium, and The White House
  • Security Measures: Due to the high-dignitary attendance, this event is classified as a National Special Security Event (NSSE). The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) will enforce a fenced perimeter around the convention center with designated security checkpoints.
  • Street Closures: Expect street closures affecting vehicular traffic and limited pedestrian access in the area. Street Closures Map
  • More info:

Impact on Urban Athletic Club:

  • Access Point: The only entrance for UAC members will be at the intersection of 9th St and N St, on foot. Security personnel will be present 24/7.
  • Security Checks: All pedestrians will undergo a magnetic wand search, and all bags will be searched. To expedite entry, we recommend not bringing bags to the gym during this period. Instead, bring essential personal items in advance if possible.
  • Parking: Parking will be extremely limited around the Convention Center. Plan to add extra time to your commute.
  • Identification: Please bring your ID for verification purposes.
  • Operating Hours: UAC plans to remain open during normal hours with a regular class schedule. Any changes will be posted on Chalk It and our social media profiles.

Additional Information:

  • Perimeter Build: July 6-9
  • Main Event Dates: July 10-11
  • Perimeter Breakdown: July 11-12

Stay Informed and Stay Active

Your safety and convenience are our top priorities. Please follow the guidelines and plan your visits accordingly to ensure a smooth experience during the summit. Stay tuned for updates via Chalk It and our social media channels.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Stay fit and strong,

The Urban Athletic Club Team

Drop-ins: As always, we welcome guests to drop-in for group training or open gym. Please use this link to register!