Meteorologist Paul Douglas says the weather might be a tad cool but otherwise just fine for the inaugural Birdtown Half Marathon and related races Saturday in Robbinsdale.

The 13.1-mile run steps off at 8:10 a.m. from Lakeview Terrace Park. An 8k run begins at 8 a.m. and a shorter 4K race begins at 8:20 a.m.  All three races wind through neighborhoods, but several thoroughfares will have closures throughout the morning.

Among the noteworty street closings or where runners will have priority include all or portions of: Shoreline Drive, Lake Drive, 40th and 43rd Avenues, West Broadway, Regent Avenue, Lee Avenue, Basset Creek Drive, France Avenue and York Avenue.  Here is race course map highlighting the affected streets.

Metro Transit says Route 14R will be on detour from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Here is the travel alert:

Northbound 14R buses will travel regular route on West Broadway to 40th Ave N, left on 40th Ave N to 39 1/2 Ave N, right on Noble, right on 41st Ave N, left on Hubbard and resume regular routing.

Southbound buses will travel regular route to 41st Ave N, right on 41st Ave N, left on Noble, left on 39 1/2 Ave N to 40th Ave N, right on West Broadway and resume regular routing. 

Please board buses at Robbinsdale Transit Center

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