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Expect traffic delays during ‘12K’s of Christmas’ event in Kirkland on Sunday

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 10th annual “12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run” to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16. This map shows the areas that will be closed from 9:20 a.m. until the final athlete finishes at approximately 12 p.m. - Contributed
Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 10th annual “12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run” to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16. This map shows the areas that will be closed from 9:20 a.m. until the final athlete finishes at approximately 12 p.m.
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Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 10th annual “12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run” to be held on Sunday, Dec. 16.

The following lanes will be closed, and boat launch access will be unavailable, from 9:20 a.m. until the final athlete finishes at approximately 12 p.m. A course map is posted online at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents.

5K Route

• East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Avenue from Lake Shore Plaza Drive to Main Street

• Eastbound lane of Kirkland Avenue from Main Street to 6th Street

• Southbound lane of 6th Street from Kirkland Avenue to NE 68th Street

• Westbound lane of NE 68th Street from 6th Street South to Lakeview Drive

• Southbound lane of Lakeview Drive from NE 68th Street to NE 60th Street

• Westbound lane of NE 60th Street from Lakeview Drive to Lake Washington Boulevard

• Northbound lane of Lake Washington Boulevard from NE 60th Street to Lake Street South

• Northbound lane of Lake Street South from Lake Washington Boulevard to Kirkland Avenue

12K Route

• Southbound lane of Market Street from Waverly Way to Central Way

• North and Southbound lanes of Waverly Way from Market Street to 6th Street West

• Eastbound lane of Central Way from Market Street to Lake Street

• North and Southbound lanes of Lake Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue

• East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to Main Street

• Eastbound lane of Kirkland Avenue from Main Street to Kirkland Way

• Eastbound lane of Kirkland Way from Kirkland Avenue to 6th Street

• Southbound lane of 6th Street from Kirkland Way to NE 68th Street

• Southbound lane of 108th Avenue NE from NE 68th Street to NE 55th Street

• Westbound lane of NE 55th Street from 108th Avenue NE to 106th Avenue NE

• Southbound lane of 106th Avenue NE from NE 55th Street to NE 53rd Street

• Eastbound lane of NE 53rd Street from 106th Avenue NE to 108th Avenue NE

• Southbound lane of 108th Avenue NE from NE 53rd Street to NE 38th Place

• Westbound lane of NE 38th Place from 108th Avenue NE to Lake Washington Boulevard NE

• Northbound lane of Lake Washington Boulevard from NE 38th Place to Lake Street South

• Northbound lane of Lake Street South from Lake Washington Boulevard to Kirkland Avenue

• East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to Lake Shore Plaza Drive

The 12k’s of Christmas hosts 3,000 athletes during the event, which includes a Little Reindeer Run for kids, 5K run/walk and 12K run. The event starts and finishes at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland. Cost is $30-$45 and event proceeds support the Sleep Country Foster Kids nonprofit.

For event information, go to www.explorekirkland.com or www.12ksofchristmas.com. For permit information contact, Sudie Elkayssi, special projects coordinator, City of Kirkland Parks & Community, 425-587-3347 or selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov.

 

 

 

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