Roads around town temporarily closing due to Hospital Hill Run

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of runners are getting ready to hit the streets in Kansas for the annual Hospital Hill Run.

2,500 runners are expected to navigate the hills in Kansas City over the weekend. Events start Friday with the 5k at 7 p.m. Most of the road closures start at 6:30 p.m.

Click the map for a closer look at road closures.

Click the map for a closer look at road closures.

Police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire course Friday night. Some traffic maybe able to pass, but drivers should expect to wait while the course is being set up. All streets along the course will fully close at 7 p.m., when the race begins. The streets will open on a rolling basis as soon as the runners and walkers have passed (approximately a 20-minute-per-mile pace) and all course support materials have been removed.

As for Saturday, the 10k and half marathon will start at 6:30 a.m., police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire course. Again, some traffic may be able to pass, but drivers should expect to wait while the course is being set up. All streets along the course will fully close at 7 a.m., when the race begins. The streets will open on a rolling basis as soon as the runners and walkers have passed (approximately a 16-minute-per-mile pace) and all course support materials have been remove.

Areas affected by Saturday’s closure will be Sprint Center, the  Brookside neighborhood, the Country Club Plaza and the Hospital Hill area.

If you’re participating in the race, you need to stop by the Crown Center exhibit hall and pick up your race packets Friday between 11 a.m., and 9 p.m. There will not be a Saturday pickup available.