The Village of Frankfort is changing the route of an annual 5k race next month because of traffic concerns in its community's downtown.
Participants in the 20th Annual Old Plank Road Trail 5k Run/Walk on Oct. 1 will head east instead of west on the Old Plank Trail. The race starts east of White Street on Old Plank Trail.
The route has been altered to increase safety for the runners and keep Nebraska Street — a main thoroughfare in the village's busy downtown section — open for businesses and residents, said to Mary Canino, community relations manager for the Village of Frankfort.
"The primary reasons for the change are convenience and safety," Canino said. "If we go east, we don't have to close any roads. It makes for a safer route and less inconvenience for residents on Nebraska. We're still in the downtown district, though."
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