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Troy streets to close for annual running of the Turkey Trot


TROY, N.Y. - Troy residents are reminded of street closures on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, due to the running of the annual Troy Turkey Troy.

Street closures and traffic detours will be in place throughout much of Downtown Troy between 7 a.m. and noon.

The 2012 Turkey Trot will set a new attendance record, with more than 7,500 participants competing in four events. Because of the record crowd, runners and spectators are encouraged to arrive as early as possible in order to avoid delays. The day's first race, the 10-kilometer run, starts at 8 a.m.

The course for the 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races will start at 4th and Fulton Streets. Runners will proceed northbound up River Street to 101st, turn around at 101st, and run southbound on River Street before finishing in Monument Square at River and 2nd Streets.

Commuters should be aware of the following traffic modifications, which will be in effect from 7 a.m. – noon Thanksgiving morning:

• River Street will be closed from First Street on the south end, to 102nd Street to the north.

• Streets in the immediate area of Monument Square and the Uncle Sam Parking Garage (4th Street, Broadway, Fulton, Front, etc.) will be closed for the morning's event.

• The Green Island Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

• Parking is free throughout Downtown in parking garages and City-owned surface lots. The three parking garages in the immediate area of the race include: the 5th Avenue Garage (between Broadway and State), The Uncle Sam Garage (entrance on River Street past Dinosaur BBQ), and the River & Congress Street Garage.

• The Uncle Sam Parking Garage will accept cars until 7:45 a.m. If using the Uncle Sam Garage, drivers will not be able to move their vehicles until ALL races are complete.

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