BANGOR, Maine — A kaleidoscope of color is about to hit Bangor streets, and drivers should plan their routes accordingly Sunday morning.
The Color Run, an international 5K-run fundraising event, is in Bangor Sunday, and hundreds of runners are expected to participate.
The race will start and finish on the Bangor Waterfront, where sections of Front and Railroad streets will be closed.
The race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m., with waves of runners crossing the starting line every few minutes until about 8:45 a.m. The race portion of the event is expected to wrap up around 10 a.m.
Runners will travel up Railroad Street, onto Summer Street, onto Cedar Street, onto Second Street, onto Parker Street, onto Third Street and onto Warren Street before traveling the length of Carroll Street. The route then travels down Third Street before going around Bass Park and down Dutton Street before making a return to the waterfront via Main Street.
A map of the route may be seen at thecolorrun.com/bangor.
Main Street will remain open, but traffic may be halted while runners cross. No road closures are planned, but drivers should expect delays.
Participants and spectators are asked to park downtown or in the Pickering Square Parking Garage. Bangor police have asked people not attempt to find parking along the Waterfront.
A similar event, Color Bangor, was hosted in the spring to raise money for the American Folk Festival. Color Bangor raised more than $35,000 and brought out nearly 1,700 participants.
“It’s great that we continue to attract these unique events to Bangor,” Tracy Willette, director of Parks and Recreation, said. “The waterfront is a unique amenity and venue that continues to be a popular destination for event sponsors and organizers.”
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