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Kirkland News Room

Kirkland Traffic Alert: Lake Washington Half Marathon & 5k, November 4

Contact: Sudie Elkayssi
Parks and Community Services
selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov 
425-587-3347

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Lake Washington Half Marathon and 5k run to be held at Juanita Beach Park on Saturday, November 4. A course map is posted online at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents

The following closures will be in effect:

  • The beach parking lot and eastbound NE Juanita Drive from 93rd Avenue NE to 98th Avenue NE will be closed with detour in place from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Southbound lanes of 98th Avenue NE from NE Juanita Drive to Forbes Creek Drive will close temporarily at 8 a.m. for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Southbound Lakeshore Plaza will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Lakeshore Plaza parking lot will remain accessible via Kirkland Avenue.

Event organizers expect 1,000 athletes will participate in the event which benefits Cascade Leadership Challenge. The non-profit organization is dedicated to providing leadership and outdoor adventure opportunities for young adults ages 14-25. 

Event goers are encouraged to carpool and plan for their parking in advance. For bus transportation, go to http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/. For event information, go to www.explorekirkland.com. For permit information contact, Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services, 425-587-3347 or selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov.

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