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Traffic Alert: 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run, December 18

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the annual 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run to be held at Heritage Park on Sunday, December 18. A course map is posted online at of Road Closures for 12ks of Christmas Marathon

Waverly Way, between Market Street and 2nd Street West, will close from 9:00 a.m. until noon. All other affected roadways will close from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or when the last runner passes. 

The 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run hosts 2,500 athletes during the event which includes a Reindeer Run for kids, 5K run/walk and 12K run/walk. The event supports the Sleep Train Foster Kids non-profit program. Program volunteers will be onsite to accept toy donations. 

Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool, and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to 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 Department at 425-587-3347 or