Color in Motion 5K Run to Close Roads Saturday
CENTRAL — Thousands of Cen-
tral residents and others from around the Baton Rouge area will gather Saturday for the Color in Motion 5K at the Central School Complex on Sullivan Road. Proceeds received by the Central Community School System will be used to build a new bike and walking path.
Several roadways in Central will be closed on Saturday, June 29 as part of the Color in Motion 5K Race. The roadways affected are Sullivan, Joor, and Gurney roads in the area of the new Central Community School complex on Sullivan Road. The event is expected to draw several thousand people to the city and will start and end at the school complex. The race course also includes streets in the Jackson Place subdivision.
Gurney Road between Joor and Sullivan will be closed westbound starting at 7 a.m. Gurney Road will be closed in both directions starting at 8:45 a.m.
Starting at approximately 8:30 a.m., Sullivan Road between Gurney and Joor will be closed. Local traffic from Jackson Place subdivision will be allowed to pass under police direction; however, the road will remain closed completely during the actual race. Sullivan will remain closed until approximately 12:30 p.m.
Joor Road will be closed between Core Lane and Gurney Rd. starting at 8:45 a.m. until approximately 10:45 a.m. Detour signs will be posted at Hooper and Joor as well as Core and Joor.
Gurney Road will be open to one-way traffic eastbound after the last runner has cleared the intersection of Joor and Gurney. It is expected that Gurney Road will be re-opened to two-way traffic at approximately 11:45 a.m.
The northern-most school campus driveway (to Central Middle) will remain closed, except to volunteers and staff.
The only vehicles allowed on the course will be police vehicles and Color in Motion staff vehicles.
Parking for participants will be on the school grounds on the south side of the school, near Gurney Road. It is recommended that you enter from the Devall Road entrance if possible. Parking will also be available at the old Central Middle School at the corner of Hooper and Sullivan, as well as at Zoar Baptist Church at the corner of Hooper and Joor. Shuttle buses will travel to and from both locations to the new school complex.
The event is being sponsored in part by the Central Community School System. Funds will be used to build a new Community Bike/Walking Path near the school complex. You may register for the event at www.centralcss.org and use the Promo Code: CENTRAL. Kids ages 6 and under may register for free.