Miami will see heavy traffic as Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run kicks off. Here are streets to avoid

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Downtown Miami will be inundated with traffic Thursday night as the yearly Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run kicks off.

Miami police are warning travelers and commuters through the city that the race will cause significant impacts to normal traffic flow in the downtown Miami area.

The 3.1-mile run, which starts in front of Bayfront Park, hosts local and national companies whose workers participate in the marathon, along with anyone else who signs up. About 4,000 runners are expected to participate.

Street closures for the Corporate Run will begin at 1:30 p.m., while the race begins at 6:45 p.m. Streets will reopen around 11 p.m., Miami police said.

Downtown Miami will see many street closures Thursday as the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run takes place inside the city, starting at Bayfront Park
Downtown Miami will see many street closures Thursday as the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run takes place inside the city, starting at Bayfront Park

Here are the streets that will be effected by the race:

Biscayne Blvd

Southeast Second and Third Streets

Southeast Second and Third Avenues

Northwest First Street

North River Drive

Northwest Third, Fourth and Fifth Streets

Northwest Fourth and Fifth Avenues

Northwest Third Court

North Miami Avenue

Northeast Fourth Street

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