The Brainerd Community Homecoming 5K race and homecoming parade begin Saturday morning with road closures planned in Brainerd.
The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The two events share the same routes and require several street closures. Streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and include:
• Laurel Street from East River Road to Sixth Street.
• East River Road from Laurel to West College Drive.
• West College Drive from East River Road to Quince Street.
• Front Street from Sixth to Fourth streets.
• Fourth Street from Front to Laurel streets.
• Pump House Hill and the Kiwanis Park area.
Runners will be on the route from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and many children and parade units are expected from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Travelers are advised to play close attention to road closure barricades and volunteers, who will be stationed at most of the closed intersections.