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Batavia sets Fox & Turkey Run on Thanksgiving Day

Motorists should be prepared for temporary road closures

BATAVIA – This year’s four-mile Fox & Turkey Run is scheduled for 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day throughout the northwest side of Batavia, beginning and ending at the Batavia Riverwalk near the Municipal Center, officials announced in a news release.

Temporary roadblocks and traffic interruptions include the intersections of Route 31 at Houston Street, McKee Street at North Van Nortwick Avenue, North Avenue at North Van Nortwick Avenue, and North Avenue at Blackhawk Drive.

Houston Street between Island Avenue and Route 31 will be completely closed.

The full 4-mile race route is available by visiting mapmyrun.com. The event includes a kid’s one mile run event followed by a four-mile family run.

To the extent possible, this is an open road event where participants share the roadway with the motoring public. Motorists should use caution and be prepared to encounter increased pedestrian traffic from 6:30 to 10 a.m. on Route 31, Houston Street, Island Ave, North Van Nortwick, North Avenue and McKee Street.

Public safety employees and race volunteers will staff the roadway intersections. Traffic will be permitted to pass whenever it is safe to do so. The event will begin and end at the Batavia Riverwalk near the Municipal Center.

Motorists are asked to adjust their travel plans accordingly on Thanksgiving morning during these times for safety.

Questions may directed to Deputy Police Chief Eric Blowers at 630-454-2500.