As Day 2 of the World’s Fastest Spring Break Party’ continues, action on the track switches gears tonight as athletes compete on two feet and two wheels in the Honda Grand Prix 5K. The event benefits the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation and Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities.
Motorists should expect limited delays and parking restrictions, but most congestion should be minimal since tonight’s event takes place primarily on the race course.
Event participants depart Vinoy Park via Fifth Ave. NE to Bayshore Dr around 6:15 p.m. The field follows southbound Bayshore Dr. to the track, where it takes a counterclockwise lap, exiting to follow Bayshore Dr. northbound to Fifth Ave. NE and the finish line. The event is expected to conclude by 7:30 p.m.
There will be limited parking on Bayshore Dr. NE and Fifth Ave. NE. Residential parking permit holders are reminded to heed No Parking signs and relocate their vehicles to avoid a citation or possible towing.
Access to the Vinoy Hotel, as well as The Pier via Second Ave. NE, will be maintained during the event. However, traffic flow will be restricted to Demen’s Landing until the field leaves the racecourse and is north of Second
Ave. NE. Registrations for tonight’s event will be accepted until 6 p.m. in Vinoy Park.
For more information, visit www.grandprix5K.com.