The Gobble Gallop, a popular Northland tradition, is set for Thanksgiving morning and the Duluth Police Department has released a traffic advisory for the event.

There will be three races on Thursday, November 28, and the first one starts at 9:00 a.m.  All races will impact Downtown Duluth, starting and ending on London Road, near 12th Avenue East.

  • Parking restrictions begin at 7:00 a.m. on London Road from 10th Ave. E. to 14th Ave. E. and on Superior Street from 10th Ave. E. to 4th Ave. W. Vehicles parked in the no parking zones after 7:00 a.m. will be ticketed and towed.
  • London Road will close at 7:30 a.m. from 10th Ave. E. to 14th Ave. E. for race setup and the Kid's Run. Superior Street will close at 8:45 a.m. from 5th Ave. W. to 12th Ave E. for the 1-mile and 5K races.
  • Eastbound Superior Street traffic will be detoured at 6th Ave. W. to 2nd Street to continue east. Westbound traffic will be detoured at 12th Ave. E. to 3rd Street to continue west.
  • Lake Avenue will close at Superior Street during the races. Access to Canal Park, Park Point, and the DECC will be from 5th Ave. W. to Railroad Street, and from I-35 exits at Lake Ave. and 5th Ave. W.

Downtown traffic should return to normal by approximately 10:30 a.m.  Drivers are asked to exercise caution if driving near the Gobble Gallop races.

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