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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 23, 2011

Extensive road closures in Kansas City this weekend

North Face Endurance Challenge comes to KC

The City of Kansas City, Mo., advises residents that there will be extensive road closures in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closures are due to the North Face Endurance Challenge, a 50K, marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K and Children’s 1K race course that begins and ends at Frank A. Theis Park, located at Oak and 47th streets.

The road closures will be rolling, as each road affected will close approximately 30 minutes before runners are anticipated, and will reopen immediately after the last runner passes through. For a complete listing of closures and a map, along with pace charts, please visit http://www.thenorthface.com/endurancechallenge/participantguides.html and choose Kansas City. The following are turn-by-turn directions of the race.

• Right out of Frank A. Theis Park on Emanual Cleaver II Boulevard

• Right on Rockhill Road

• Right on Cherry Street

• Right on 55th Street

• Left on Oak Street

• Right on 57th Street

• Right on Brookside Boulevard

• Left on Emanual Cleaver II Boulevard

• Right on Wornall Road

• Right on 46th Terrace

• Left on J.C. Nichols Parkway (becomes Broadway Boulevard)

• Left on Westport Road

• Right on Mill Street

• Right on Southwest Trafficway

• Right on 40th Street

• Left on Washington Street

• Right on 39th Street

• Left on Broadway Boulevard

• Left on Valentine Road

• Right on Roanoke Road

• Right on Karnes Boulevard

• Right on 31st Street

• Left on Wyandotte Street

• Left on Kessler Road

• Right on Pershing Road

• Left on Main Street

• Left on 18th Street

• Right on Baltimore Street

• Left on 17th Street

• Right on Wyandotte Street

• Left on 16th Street

• Right on Central Street

• Right on 14th Street

• Left on Main Street

• Right on 5th Street

• Left on Grand Boulevard

• Left on 3rd Street

• Right on Main Street

• Right on Riverfront Heritage Trail, which becomes Grand Avenue

• Left on 3rd off Grand Avenue

• Right on Locust Street

• Left on 5th Street

• Right on Cherry Street (becomes Independence Avenue)

• Left on The Paseo (becomes Cliff Drive)

• Left on Gladstone Boulevard

• Right on Van Burnt Boulevard

• Left on Thompson Avenue

• Left on Quincy Avenue

• Right on Budd Park

• Left on Hardesty Avenue

• Left on Norledge Avenue

• Right on Brighton Avenue

• Right on Gladstone Boulevard

• Right on Wheeling Avenue

• Left on St. John Avenue

• Left on Belmont Boulevard

• Left on Gladstone Boulevard

• Right on Lexington Avenue

• Left on Wabash Avenue

• Right on Independence Avenue

• Left on Olive Street

• Right on 9th Street

• Left on Oak Street

• Right on 11th Street

• Left on Grand Boulevard

• Left on Pershing Road (becomes Gillham Road)

• Right on 38th Street off Gillham Road

• Left on Warwick Boulevard

• Right on Oak Street

• Left on Emanual Cleaver II Boulevard back to Finish Line Festival

For more information about the North Face Endurance Challenge, please contact Nick Moore, event sponsor, at 208-794-1828 or nick@coresportsllc.com.

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