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Road detours announced for Girls on the Run race

May 19, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Lane and street closures will re-route traffic from Western Michigan University's Waldo Stadium through downtown Kalamazoo on Thursday, May 21, for the Girls on the Run Balance 5K run/walk.

The detours will be in place prior to the start of the race at 6:30 p.m. and remain until 8 p.m. An expected 1,950 girls will leave Waldo Stadium and head downtown on South Street on their 3.1 mile journey through the downtown streets then back on West Lovell to Waldo Stadium. Traffic will be routed around the downtown area to the east.

Street closures

  • In-bound Stadium between Howard and South
  • Oakland between Howard and Oliver
  • Westnedge between Michigan and Vine
  • Park between Crosstown and Vine
  • South Burdick between Michigan and Lovell

Lane closures

  • South Street
  • Burdick
  • Vine
  • Rose
  • Lovell

Girls on the Run is a national program and is in its seventh year in the greater Kalamazoo area. The 5K is the culmination of the 10 week program. Girls will celebrate their successes, affirm the lessons they have learned and share their enthusiasm for running and healthy living with members of the community.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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