Elite athletes run CVS 5k

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) - Athletes of all ages are ready to hit the pavement for the CVS Health Downtown 5k this Sunday.

In addition to youth and high school races, the 5k welcomes runners of all levels including the elite. Jim Harvey and 5k champion, Molly Huddle, were in studio to talk about this year's crop of top runners and the excitement of race day.

WPRI 12 is a proud media sponsor of the 27th Annual CVS Health Downtown 5k, held on Sunday, September 18 in Providence, Rhode Island. Race day features the CVS Health Downtown 5k, the High School Inspirational 3K and youth races of varying distances. The CVS Health Downtown 5K is a USATF Championship event with athletes competing for both individual and team champion honors.

Get complete coverage on the day of the of the events on WPRI 12 and and be sure to catch the CVS Health Downtown 5K Wrap show on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. on WPRI 12 recapping the day. Race Info:

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Start Location: Rhode Island Statehouse, Francis Street, Providence, Rhode Island

Start Times: Youth Races start: 8:00 a.m.  | 5K Start: 11:00 a.m. | High School Run Start: 12:15 p.m.

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