Saturday, July 6, 2013 10:40 PM EDT
The course has been modified this year due to bridge
The race starts as usual right off East Street just north of
its intersection with Maple St. and continues south until heading east on
Stillwell Drive. But this year runners will complete two separate closed loops
For those preferring a more leisurely pace, there will be the 1.5 mile Fitness Walk also starting at 9 a.m. Children between ages four to eight can participate in a 400-meter fun run starting on Woodford Ave. prior to the start of the 5K race. General information, course maps, available parking areas, and application forms are all available online at www.PetitRoadRace.com .
to 11 a.m.,
From 9 to 10 a.m., the town roads making up this course will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic for the safety of the race participants. Side streets off these roads will be barricaded during the race and police and volunteers will be posted throughout the course to ensure runners’ safety. A marked police car will lead the runners during the race, and there will be a trailing vehicle following the runners. Outside of an emergency, residents living on the race course must avoid driving on these particular roads during this event.