The distance races will, for the first time in festival history, end with a view of the Inner Harbor. The finish line is located on Pratt Street, between Charles and Light streets.
"Everybody now is going to be standing at the inner harbor with their congratulatory beer and having a great picture, and they're going to Instagram that out and Facebook that out," Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises and the event's executive race director, said Thursday. "And we're going to get a lot of exposure from that."
Runners previously finished the race by coming across the Howard Street Bridge and then down Eutaw Street.
How will this affect traffic and public transportation?
Roadways around town and near the Inner Harbor will be closed before the start of the 5K. The light rail will deliver riders to the festival, running every 15 minutes beginning at 6 a.m. coming south from Hunt Valley to downtown and every 30 minutes beginning at 4:58 a.m. coming north from Cromwell to downtown.