Thanksgiving 5K - Know before you go

Thanksgiving 5K - Know before you go
Posted on 11/22/2013

The Cottonwood Heights Thanksgiving Day 5K is a great way to burn some calories before filling up on Thanksgiving Dinner! But race participants as well as drivers should follow these simple tips so everyone can have a safe, enjoyable holiday experience.

For drivers:

The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, and thousands of racers will be pouring out of the rec center parking area onto 2700 East and Banbury Road at that time. Police will close 2700 East near the rec center for approximately 15 to 30 minutes at the start of the race so that participants can safely get on their way.

Banbury Road just east of 2700 East will be closed for the duration of the race because the area serves as the finish line for the 5K. Plan alternate routes ahead of time.

For racers:

The Thanksgiving 5K is not a closed course. Except for the finish line area, the roadways are open to vehicle traffic during the race. Please be aware of your surroundings and supervise small children at all times.

Because there will be so many participants in the 5K, please walk or carpool to the race if possible. Make sure to park in designated parking spaces only in the lots west and south of the rec center, and avoid parking on the streets in the neighborhoods east of the rec center.

Have a great race, everyone!