iFive:K run route to be blocked off

The only weekday, evening 5K run in downtown Charleston reached its 750-registrant cap last week, but for those not running or walking in the iFive:K but headed to the area of lower East Bay Street, expect some traffic delays tonight.

Police will be closing the race route -- which includes parts of Washington, Concord, Vendue, East Bay and Murray -- from about 6:15 to 8 p.m., according to Police Department Traffic Commander Chip Searson.

"The event has grown quite a bit this year, and it will be a closed course," said Searson, adding that police will reopen the course as the last walkers bring up the rear from the turnaround on Murray Boulevard back to the Charleston Maritime Center, where post-race festivities will be held.

The fifth annual iFive:K, organized by the Charleston Digital Corridor and Comcast Business Class, will start at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Concord and Laurens streets.

Proceeds will benefit the Digital Corridor Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance to "tomorrow's innovators" by providing scholarships, internships, public speaking engagements or other relevant work force development initiatives.

More at www.ifivek.com.