It's that time of year again when thousands of walkers will go for a Sunday morning stroll throughout New Albany.

The New Albany Walking Classic will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, starting and finishing at Market Square and Market Street.

The 15th annual 10K event is organized by local nonprofit Healthy New Albany.

The route begins on Market Street and proceeds east, turning right on Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road and turning just north of the Morse Road roundabout. It then includes Brandon, Lambton Par, Greensward and Yantis roads, Ogden Woods Boulevard, Neiswander Square and Keswick Commons before ending on Market Street.

The event begins at 8 a.m., but Market Street will be closed closer to 3 a.m. to prepare for the event, said city spokesman Scott McAfee.

Market Street will be closed from Dublin-Granville Road to Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road at the beginning of the event, but a portion of Market Street, from U.S.Route 62 to Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, will reopen as soon as all event participants have made their way onto Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, McAfee said.

Vehicles will be able to turn left onto Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road from Market Street at that time, he said.

Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road will be closed from Morse Road to Village Hall Road from about 15 minutes before the start of the event until the last walkers have made their way into the neighborhood onto Brandon Road, McAfee said. When all participants are off Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, it will be reopened, he said.

For more information about the event, go to newalbanywalkingclassic.com.

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