LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Nearly 7,000 people registered to run in this year’s Anthem 5K race.
For many, just getting to the starting line was a traffic nightmare.
Traffic jams backed up roads around the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters on Triton Park Boulevard where organizers moved the start and finish line this year.
Organizers pushed the start time of the race back a half hour but still many people missed the start of the race.
Construction work on the new Ohio River Bridges Project forced the race to the east end and out of downtown Louisville where it’s normally held.
The change in location didn’t go over well for many races.
Race organizers have apologized for this mishap and they say they doubt the 5K race will be held at the same location next year.
Registered runners who happened to miss Saturday’s race will be given credit for the 5K in the Triple Crown of Running.
The second race in the series is the 34th annual Rodes City Run 10K.
Organizers also had to change the course of that race because of the bridge construction but it will remain downtown.