Hospital Hill Run to affect traffic Friday, Saturday

06/06/2014 7:54 AM

06/06/2014 8:45 AM

The annual Hospital Hill Run will be held this weekend, which means drivers should expect closed roads from downtown to Brookside Saturday morning.

This is the 41st year for the race and about 9,000 runners from across the United States will be running in the half marathon, 10K and 5K.

This year, the UMKC School of Medicine 5K was moved to 7 p.m. Friday.

About 2,500 runners are expected for the 5K, which starts and finishes at Crown Center, at Pershing Road and Grand Boulevard.

Police and race staff will start with soft street closures at 6:30 p.m. Most road closures and detours will be in effect from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s road closures for the longer runs will affect drivers headed to downtown, midtown, the Country Club Plaza and Brookside areas.

Most road closures and detours will be between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Streets will open on as soon as the runners and walkers have passed.

For more information about the timing of closings and approximate reopenings, click here.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has announced it will reroute buses. For affected routes, click here for information about Friday night’s reroutes and click here for Saturday’s reroutes.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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