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Streets to be closed Saturday during Kansas City Marathon

Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 16:33:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Streets around Kansas City will be temporarily closed Saturday during the Kansas City Marathon. 

The event, which also includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1.2-mile kids marathon, starts at 7 a.m. Saturday at Washington Square Park near 22nd Street and Grand Boulevard. Streets along the marathon route will be closed on a “rolling” basis, which means that roads will only be closed during times when runners are expected to be on them, according to a news release from the Kansas City Sports Commission. 

Police and race officials will allow traffic to cross on the course until runners approach the area and during breaks between runners. 

All roads will reopen at approximately 1 p.m. To see a map of road closures and expected reopening times, click here

In addition, Washington Square Park will close at 5 p.m. Friday to set up the finish line festival. Beginning at noon Friday, any cars parked along Pershing Road and Grand Boulevard will be towed. 

The KC Streetcar will begin running at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

City buses are also being rerouted during that time. You can check the RideKC website for changes

An estimated 10,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 10 countries will participate in the Kansas City Marathon, according to the news release.