The Turkey Trot in downtown Miamisburg has become the Ohio River Road Runners Club’s biggest event of the year. This year’s event is set for Thursday. FILE PHOTO

Turkey Trot deadline nears; thousands expected on closed Miamisburg roads

No race-day registration will be accepted for the five-mile run or one-mile fun walk/run, presented for the 41st year by the Ohio River Road Runners Club.

Those not yet registered must do so online by 8 a.m. Monday at https://www.miamisburgtrot.com, according to the event’s website.

In-person registration will also be accepted on Expo Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Riverfront Park on North Miami Avenue, the hub of event activities.

The fee for the five-miler is $35, but $30 for ages 14 and under. The cost of the one-mile event is $25, according to organizers.

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Packet pick-up is also set to occur during Expo Day hours or from 7-8:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the website.

On Thursday, “street closures will be at a minimum to avoid impact to the community,” according to the city, which expects about 10,000 participants.

Closings that include parts of 15 roads in around the course will begin at 6:30 a.m. and are all scheduled to reopen by noon, city officials said.

On-street parking will not be permitted Thursday morning on Main and Fifth streets or on Linden and Mound avenues, according to the city.

The race is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Linden Avenue. The five-mile route will include Main, Linden, Fifth, Mound, Vanguard Boulevard, Dayton-Cincinnati Pike and Miami Avenue, according to the city.

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