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Annual Sherry’s Run announces road closures for Saturday’s 5K event

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The 13th annual Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday morning in Lebanon, and motorists may need to seek some alternate routes to avoid delays as a record turnout is again expected. 

“We feel very fortunate that the support from the community for Sherry’s Run continues to grow each year,” said executive board member and race director Scott Jasper. “This enables us to help those battling cancer, right here in our communities. Last year, we had more than 4,000 participants at the run.

“We are making every effort for residents and businesses to plan ahead for this great event. Most road closures and detours along the routes will be in effect between 6-11 a.m. At 6:30 a.m., police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire racecourse. The race begins at 8 a.m., and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the road closure grid and Sherry’s Run 5K course map located on our website at sherrysrun.org for detailed information. Residents and businesses located near the racecourse are urged to plan ahead and be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

“We have contacted the residents affected by the specific street closures and want to publicly thank them for their understanding and support. The folks at Lebanon Public Safety have been a great help to us. We thank them for their help with event day logistics and for allowing us to close certain streets in town to accommodate this event.” 

The Sherry’s Run 5K course, which begins at the Sherry’s Run event site at 623 W. Main St. in Lebanon, will head east on West Main Street, travel north on North Greenwood Street, pass the historic Woolen Mills to Baddour Parkway, then head west to North Castle Heights Avenue and travel south to Hill Street. 

At Hill Street, walkers may choose to continue on North Castle Heights and return to the Sherry’s Run event site or continue on the racecourse onto Hill Street. 

Runners will turn left onto Hill Street, travel east again to North Greenwood Street, then south to West Main Street where they will travel west and return to the runners finish line at the Sherry’s Run event site. 

Participants may refer to the Sherry’s Run 5K course map for specifics at sherrysrun.org.

“Sherry’s Run is one of Wilson County’s largest events. We are honored that the event has been so successful and are very excited about the future,” said Jasper. 

The 13th annual Sherry’s Run is scheduled for Saturday at 8 a.m. at 623 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Registration is open at sherrysrun.org.

 

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