Park Point 5-Miler this Thursday

Park Point is going to be the place to be this Thursday, with the annual 5-Miler Race.

The race starts at 6:30pm on Minnesota Avenue, beginning near the Sky Harbor Airport. Runners will run north to a turnaround near 23rd Street, then return to the Park to finish near the Beach House. Participants in a 2-mile walk will accompany the runners.

Minnesota Avenue between 23rd Street and the parking lots near the end of Park Point will close to traffic from 6:00pm until approximately 9:00pm Motorists wanting to enter Park Point will be stopped at 23rd Street, and those already at the Park will be held there, beginning at 6:00pm, for approximately 90 minutes.

Anyone going to or leaving Park Point during these times should anticipate delays and plan accordingly.

Motorists should also be alert to runners in the roadway and officers directing traffic near 23rd Street and in the Park Point Recreation area.

The Park Point 5-Miler is a Young Athletes Foundation event, a program of Grandma’s Marathon.