Participants are encouraged to car pool to the event since 27th Street will be closed. Parking is available at Logan Street Baptist Church. The race will start at the park and go north, making a loop around the Primary Center and then make a loop around the park. Broadway will be closed while racers make their way toward the Primary Center.
Edmonson said United Way officials will be unveiling their thermometer, since the organization is kicking off its current fundraising campaign.
"It will be a little different this year," Edmonson said. "We're not measuring money, we're measuring the impact with the dollars we raise. We'll unveil that on Saturday and raise it to the first level."
Pre-registration packets can be picked up today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Way office located in the GenFed Financial Building, 800 S. 42nd St.