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Homecoming 5k race, parade set Saturday

The Brainerd Community Homecoming 5K race and homecoming parade begin Saturday morning with road closures planned in Brainerd. 

The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The two events share the same routes and require several street closures. Streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and include: 

• Laurel Street from East River Road to Sixth Street. 

• East River Road from Laurel to West College Drive. 

• West College Drive from East River Road to Quince Street. 

• Front Street from Sixth to Fourth streets. 

• Fourth Street from Front to Laurel streets. 

• Pump House Hill and the Kiwanis Park area. 

Runners will be on the route from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and many children and parade units are expected from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. 

Travelers are advised to play close attention to road closure barricades and volunteers, who will be stationed at most of the closed intersections.