Traffic Alert: Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K

Published on May 08, 2023

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Media Contact: 
Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator
Kirkland Parks and Community Services
(425) 587-3347


KIRKLAND, Wash. – The annual Mother’s Day Half Marathon and 5K is Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Juanita Beach Park. Drivers should expect traffic delays and parking restrictions in the area. Please note: vehicles parked in restricted areas will be towed during the event. Course maps are available at  

Roads will be impacted from 7:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or when the last runner finishes. Additionally, the following closures will be in place:

  • Juanita Beach Park parking lot
  • Eastbound Juanita Drive between 93rd Avenue NE and 98th Avenue NE (detour in place)
  • Southbound Lakeshore Plaza between Central Way and Kirkland Avenue

Event organizers expect 1,200 athletes to participate in the race/walk which includes a Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Dash courses. The event raises money in support of the non-profit Girls on the Run Puget Sound which inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that integrates running.

Event goers are encouraged to carpool and plan for their parking in advance. For public parking, go to For bus transportation, go to

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