WASHINGTON — Streets are closed in the District of Columbia because of a run to raise awareness about Down Syndrome.

The so-called Race4Respect is taking place Saturday in the nation’s capital. Police say some street closures began at 2 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m. The closures include parts of Pennsylvania Avenue, 13th Street, 12th Street, 11th Street and 10th Street.

The 5k race starts at 9 a.m.

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