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Road Closures Set For Komen Race For The Cure

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The 2014 Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure will take place Saturday, May 17 in and around Downtown Columbus. The event is expected to attract a crowd of more than 35,000 participants and spectators. This large event will have a significant impact on motorists and pedestrians in the area.

Street Closures and Race Routes:

Friday May 16th, at 6 p.m. through Saturday May 18th, at approximately 3 p.m.
•    Broad Street will close between High and Third streets

Saturday May 17th, at 6 a.m. the following will close for the formation area:
•    Front Street between E. Gay and Rich streets
•    Broad Street between High Street and Civic Center Drive
•    High Street between Rich and Broad streets.

Participants should arrive early and expect delays.  Spectators and participants should consider using COTA or carpooling to help with parking,
See more information on parking at: http://pavingtheway.org/documents/racecureparking.pdf

Expect long rolling closures along the race routes. Law Enforcement Officers will work to allow traffic to cross routes when and if possible.   Motorists who are not attending the events are advised to avoid the area if they can.  Motorists in the area are asked to watch for heavy bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The race is expected to be finished around noon.

Times for the different starts:
7:00 a.m.  Expo Starts on E. Broad St next to State House
8:00 a.m.  The 5K Competitive (chip-timed runners only) start
8:10 a.m.  The 5K Coed Run will start
8:10 a.m.  The 5K Coed Walk will start
9:00 a.m.  The 1 Mile Fun Walk will start

One Mile Fun Walk Course:

•    Begins at near City Hall (Corner of N. Front & W. Elm streets)
•    North on N.  Front St. to W. Long St.
•    West on W. Long St.  to Marconi Blvd.
•    South on Marconi Blvd. to W. Broad St.
•    West on W. Broad to Belle St. 
•    South on Belle St. to W. Town St.
•    East on Town/Rich back to High Street
•    North on High Street to the Finish line by the State House

5K Races/Walks Course:

•    Begins at near City Hall (Corner of N. Front & W. Elm streets
•    North on N. Front Street to W. Spring Street
•    East on W. Spring Street to High St.
•    North on N. High to Goodale St.
•    West on Goodale St. to Park St.
•    South on Park St./Front St. to W. Nationwide Blvd.
•    West on W. Nationwide Blvd to Neil Ave.
•    South on Neil Ave. to W. Long St.
•    East on W. Long St. to Marconi Blvd.
•    South on Marconi Blvd to W. Broad St.
•    West on W. Broad St. to Belle  St.
•    South on Belle St. to W. Town St.
•    East on Town/Rich back to High Street
•    North on High Street to the Finish line by the State House

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