RIPTA will detour 22 routes for CVS Health Downtown 5K Road Race


PROVIDENCE, RI. (WPRI) – RIPTA is detouring 22 bus routes in the downtown Providence area on Sunday, September 18th, in order to accommodate the CVS Health Downtown 5K road race.

Routes 1, 3, 17, 19, 21, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 72, 78, 92 and the R-Line will be detoured from 8AM until 1:30PM.

Memorial Boulevard, Francis, Dyer and Eddy Streets will be closed during this time.

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WPRI 12 is 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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