News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2013
Four walk/run events affect weekend traffic on May 17-19
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that four separate walks and races will result in several temporary road closures on May 17, 18 and 19.
On Friday, May 17, the Rave Run 5K will begin on Arena Drive at Kemper Arena. Rolling road closures will take place from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on the following race route: Arena Drive west to American Royal Drive; south on American Royal Drive; east on 23rd Street/Avenida Cesar E. Chavez; and south on Allen Avenue, which turns into 25th Street. Once the race reaches Southwest Boulevard, runners will turn around and repeat the route in reverse, concluding on the east side of Kemper Arena.
Two events are scheduled for Saturday, May 18. The largest is the Heart Walk, which includes 8,000 walkers and takes place in the Country Club Plaza area. Rolling road closures will take place from approximately 8 a.m. to noon on the following race route: Theis Park to Oak Street; north on Oak Street, east on 45th Street, south on Rockhill Road, west along the Brush Creek path, north on Jefferson Street, and east on 47th Street to finish back at Theis Park.
Also on Saturday, the Restoration Run will limit traffic on Hickman Mills Drive between 103rd Street and Marion Park Drive from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
On Sunday, May 19, the Kansas City Triathlon will be held at Longview Lake. Rolling road closures will take place from 7 to 11:30 a.m. on the following race route: Begin at Longview Lake’s parking lot and head west on Pittenger Road; north on Raytown Road; east on 109th Street; make a U-turn at the intersection of 109th Street and View High Drive and continue west on 109th Street; north on Raytown Road; make a U-turn at the intersection of Raytown Road and the I-470 on/off ramps and continue south on Raytown Road; east on High Grove Road; make a U-turn at the intersection of High Grove Road and Southeast Raytown Road and continue west on High Grove Road; north on Raytown Road; and east on Pittenger Road to return to the parking lot of Longview Lake.
Please observe caution and obey all posted detours and barricades.