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Hot Chocolate 15k/5k to close streets in downtown Nashville

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 09:56:49-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is coming to Nashville this weekend, prompting street closures across downtown.

Expect most roads to shut down around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Runners will start and end at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

The race kicks off a 7 a.m. and runners will circle around the park, head to Rosa Parks and then to James Robertson Parkway. They'll then make their way down Church Street from 7th all the way to 21st Avenue and eventually down Elliston Place, up 25th Avenue, to Park Plaza and 31st before turning around and heading back.

Because runners will pass I-40, two off ramps will shut down at 7 a.m., including east and westbound I-40 to Church Street.

Expect the ramps and most of the roads to reopen on a rolling basis when runners have passed through – by 10:30 a.m. at the latest. Click here for more information on road closures.