KIRKLAND, Wash – Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Mother’s Day Half Marathon and 5K event to be held at Juanita Beach Park on Sunday, May 8, 2016. A course map is posted online at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents. Course impacts will include lane closures and/or delays from approximately 6:30 a.m. until noon. Road closures include 97th Ave NE between NE Juanita Drive and NE 120th St from 6:30 a.m. until noon, NE Juanita Drive between 93rd Ave NE and 98th Ave NE from 7:45 a.m. until noon, and 108th Ave NE/6th St S from NE 60th St to 5th Pl S from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m. Detours will be in place.
Event organizers expect 1,500 athletes will participate in the event which includes a Kids Dash, 5K run/walk and Half Marathon run/walk. 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 Department at 425-587-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.