SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metro Police will begin closing some downtown streets at 5 p.m. Friday.
They will conduct a "soft closing" of streets at 6 p.m. for the 18th Annual March Of Dimes Shamrock Run, according to SCMPD. During this time, traffic will be allowed to cross as gaps open up between groups of runners.
An estimated 1,900 runners are expected to participate in the 5K race, which starts and ends at Jefferson and Congress streets. Race registration starts at 3 p.m. in City Market.
Congress Street will be closed from Montgomery to Whitaker at 5 p.m. Jefferson Street will be closed from Broughton to Bryan from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Barnard Street from Broughton to Congress will close prior to the 6 p.m. start.
From Jefferson and Congress, the race travels South on Jefferson to York, East on York to Bull, South on Bull to Gaston, West on Gaston to Whitaker, South on Whitaker to Park, East on Park to Drayton, North on Drayton to Gaston, West on Gaston to Bull, North on Bull to Bryan, around Johnson Square, and West on Congress to the finish line at Jefferson, according to SCMPD.
A quarter-mile Kiddie Run for ages 10 and younger will take place at 5:40 p.m. on Bryan Street. Bryan Street will be closed between Congress and Montgomery for the anticipated 10-15 minutes of that run.