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

Contact: Sudie Elkayssi
Parks and Community Services 

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

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 For event information, go to For permit information contact, Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services, 425-587-3347 or