News Release: Road Closures for ‘Running of the Balls’

Road Closures for ‘Running of the Balls’

GREENSBORO, NC (Dec. 5, 2017) – The 2017 Running of the Balls will take place on Saturday, December 9th. The event is a nighttime 5k run/walk beneath the lighted Christmas balls. Three-Thousand runners are expected to participate in this non-timed event.
Roads around the course will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. and remained closed until the conclusion of the event which is anticipated to be around 9 p.m.
The following streets will be closed beginning at 4 p.m.:
· W. Greenway between Market and Rolling
· E. Greenway between Market and Rolling
· Madison between Ridgeway and Chapman
· Ridgeway between Friendly and Market
· Rolling Rd between N. Elam and Overlook
· Madison between Overlook and Chapman
· Madison between Elam and Ridgeway
· W. Greenway between Friendly and Rolling
· E. Greenway between Friendly and Rolling
· N. Chapman between Friendly and Market
· Woodbine between Friendly and Rolling
· Tremont between Friendly and Market
· Overlook between Rolling and Market
Police employees will be directing traffic, and barricades will be emplaced to protect participants. Residents in the nearby neighborhoods should use caution while the event is ongoing.
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Ronald Glenn
Multimedia Specialist
Greensboro Police Department
100 E. Police Plaza
Greensboro NC, 27401
336.202.6413
Ronald.Glenn@greensboro-nc.gov

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