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Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Several local roads will be closed fully or partly as Gillette Stadium/Patriot Place hosts the annual Finish at the 50 road races Wednesday night.

The races are part of the Fourth of July festivities Tuesday and Wednesday, days full of free family-friendly activities leading up to Wednesday night’s Kids Fun Run for children ages 2-12 running a lap inside the stadium at 5 p.m., a 5K on the Patriot Place site at 6:30 p.m., and a 10K on local roads at 7:30 p.m.

Thousands of runners and walkers will be participating in the 10th annual Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K and 10K road races that finish at the 50-yard line of Gillette Stadium.

As a result, the following Foxboro roads will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 10K race from 7:15 to about 8:30 p.m.: North Street from Route 1 to Putnam Parkway, Beach Street, Edwards Road and Young Road.

Additionally, the following Foxboro roads off of North Street will be impacted (no exit) from 7:15 to about 8:30 p.m.: Meadowview Road, Chase Lane, Hallowell Road, McKenzie Lane, Munroe Street, Mecastland Way, Camp Road, and Ashcroft Lane.

A post-race fireworks show begins about 9:30 p.m. Parking is free.

For optimal viewing, the public is encouraged to watch the fireworks from Patriot Place’s North Marketplace or the west side of the stadium.

Tuesday at dusk, there will be a free showing of the “Captain America: The First Avenger” as part of its Summer Flicks Outdoor Movie Series on Patriot Place Plaza outside the Patriots Hall of Fame. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in partnership with the Patriots Foundation, is donating $50,000 to Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit dedicated to building and donating custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. Also, Patriot Place will donate a portion from each race entry to support the nonprofit.

For more information and complete schedule of activities, visit

Register to run at For any questions about travel before, during, or after the race, email

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