The 2011 Komen Maryland Race for the Cure will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, beginning from the Executive Plaza parking lots, across Shawan Road from Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 11350 McCormick Road.

The race offers a 5k competitive run, a 5k recreational run, a 5k walk and a 1-mile family fun walk.

The race "village" will open at 6 a.m.

Events include a Survivors Parade of Pink at 6:40 a.m., a 7:15 a.m. warm up and the start of the competitive run at 8 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.


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Registration fees vary; online registration is available at http://www.komenmd.org. Race organizers ask that people leave dogs at home. Strollers are permitted in the 1-mile family fun walk only.

Parking will be available at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, North Park Business Park, the Ashland-York roads parking lot and the Wight Avenue parking lot. In addition, parking is available with shuttle bus service from Lakefront Business Park, Sam's Club and Lowe's on Deereco Road, Timonium/Deereco

Expect road closures, detours and delays

Baltimore County Police will be on hand directing traffic, where necessary, to keep things moving as efficiently as possible.

To help motorists navigate the area, variable message signs will be placed at the various locations to aid motorists the day of the race.

Road closures are as follows:

• Shawan Road at York Road: no traffic will be permitted to travel westbound on Shawan Road after 6 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. all southbound traffic on York Road will only be allowed to go onto the Giant parking lot.

• Shawan Road at the entrance to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre (east entrance, across from Verizon): no traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m.

• Shawan Road at main entrance to Hunt Valley Towne Centre (near light rail): no traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m. Once the end of the race is on Shilling Road, eastbound Shawan Road will be opened.

• Shawan Road at McCormick Road: no traffic will be permitted to enter Shawan Road from McCormick Road Pedestrians will be assisted in crossing. All eastbound traffic on Shawan Road from N/B I-83 will be directed to turn left onto McCormick Road Traffic from S/B I-83 entering eastbound Shawan Road will be directed to turn left onto International Drive.

• McCormick Road at International Circle: traffic will be directed from eastbound International Circle left on McCormick Road No traffic will be permitted to turn right onto McCormick Road toward Shawan Road

• Westbound Shawan Road ramp to northbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road

• Westbound Shawan Road at ramp from northbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road

• Westbound Shawan Road at ramp to southbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road

• Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp to northbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road

• Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp from southbound I-83: pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road