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Some streets will be closed for Racks by the Tracks

Staff reports • May 17, 2018 at 1:25 PM

KINGSPORT — The 11th annual Racks by the Tracks festival and 10K and 5K road races will be held Saturday in downtown Kingsport.

And in case you’re driving through the downtown area on Friday, be aware that Clinchfield Street, from Center Street to Press Street, will close at 3 p.m. All lanes of traffic will be closed and will remain so throughout the duration of the event.

In addition, several road closures will take place on Saturday due to the festival and its activities, such as the 10K and 5K road races starting at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., respectively.

The affected streets will include Clay, New, Press, Clinchfield, West Sullivan, Main and Market.

Finally, the Kingsport Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday due to the event. It will resume its normal schedule on May 23.

The carousel will be closed on Saturday, though operate on its normal schedule Friday and Sunday. Visitors should use the entrance facing Food City.

For more information about Racks by the Tracks, visit www.racksbythetracks.com.