Downtown Miami is a place to avoid Saturday morning if you are not participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
More than 25,000 participants are expected to join the walk/run, which raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
The event — a scenic 5K though the streets of downtown (there’s also a one-mile course) — will shut down streets beginning at 5 a.m. Streets are expected to reopen by 1 p.m., event organizers said. Streets connected to the course will be closed; the one-mile route will take place on the sidewalk.
Here is a look at the route: Participants will start south on Biscayne Boulevard by Bayfront Park, turn right on Southeast Fourth Street, turn right on Southeast Third Avenue, turn left on Southeast Second Street, turn right on Southwest North River Drive, turn right on Northwest Fifth Street, turn right on Northwest Third Court, turn left on Northwest Third Street, turn left on Northeast Second Avenue, turn right on Northeast Fourth Street and turn right on Biscayne Boulevard to the finish.
Parking will be available in several lots and garages, including the Bayside Marketplace Garage for $3 before 8 a.m., with $1 of the parking fee benefiting Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Participants also are encouraged to ride Metrorail to the Government Center station, then transfer to Metromover’s Inner Loop and exit at the Bayfront Park Metromover station for a short walk to the event.
Miami police officers will be stationed throughout the race, said spokeswoman Kenia Fallat.
“We are telling people that they should stay out of the area if they don’t live there or are not going to the race,” she said.
If you go
What: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
When: Saturday, on-site registration, 6 a.m.; survivor procession, 7:30 a.m.; 5K timed run, 8:45 a.m.; 5K non-timed walk/run, 9 a.m. Tot run for kids ages 2-7. Online registration is open until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 16 at www.komenmiaftl.org
Where: Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Cost: 5K Run (Timed): $40; 5K Walk/Run (Untimed):$35; One-Mile Fun Run: $35; Children, ages 8 and up: $20; Tot Run ages 2-7: $10. Costs increase by $5 on race day, except for children and tots.