More than 20,000 expected at Race for the Cure tomorrow

Maryland

September 30, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF REPORTER

Organizers are expecting more than 20,000 people to participate in tomorrow's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 13th annual Race for the Cure.

The 5-kilometer race features a new route through Federal Hill. The run begins at North Charles and Conway streets at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K walk at 8:30 a.m. and a 1-mile family fun walk at 9 a.m.

Proceeds go to breast cancer education, treatment and research.

The city's Department of Transportation is warning motorists to avoid many downtown and South Baltimore streets.

Closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be Conway Street from Howard to Light streets; Key Highway from Light to McComas streets; Lawrence Street from Fort Avenue to Key Highway; Fort Avenue from Lawrence to South Charles streets; Charles Street from Fort Avenue to Hamburg Street; Hamburg Street from Charles to Russell streets; and Lee Street from Light to Henrietta streets.

Also, northbound Interstate 395 will be closed. Drivers entering the city will have to detour onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and turn onto Pratt Street to reach downtown.

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