ATLANTA--After a brief early rain, the sun came out to welcome more than 16,000 runners and walkers to downtown Atlanta.
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It's the country's largest and most successful workplace fitness program. Thursday night, the Kaiser Permanente 5K Corporate Challenge will shut down several downtown streets in a nod to health and fitness.
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The events center around Turner Field. The race starts under the Olympic rings. Runners take Piedmont to Harris to Courtland. Memorial and Hank Aaron Drive will carry runners and walkers to the finish line. Expect traffic backups in the area during rush hour. Hank Aaron Drive will close at 4:00pm.
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More than 16,000 participants are expected, representing 400 workplace-based teams. Are you running or walking? We want your photos and videos! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 11Alive's Julie Wolfe will be gathering photos and video to include in our extensive user-generated content for on-air and on-line. Tweet her @JulieWolfe and look for her "RunnerCam" 11Alive T-shirt on the course. Remember to use #KPRunWalk and #11Alive.