On Saturday, June 21, the Community 5K Run (formerly known as the New Thing 5K) will take place in and around Settlers' Park and Plainfield's Wallin Woods subdivision.
Due to the large number of participants and the planned event course, Plainfield police are reminding commuters and residents to expect increased traffic and temporary road closures.
A kids 1K race will start the day at 7:30 a.m. in Settlers' Park, located near Village Hall on Lockport Street. The kids run will not require any road closures.
At 7:45 a.m., police personnel will begin closing roads in anticipation of the Community 5K which begins immediately after the 1K kids run at about 8 a.m.
The 5K race will start near the Plainfield Village Hall and proceed on Village Center Drive to Van Dyke Road; south on Van Dyke Road to Ottawa Street; west on Ottawa Street to Ira Jones Middle School; around the school and back east on Ottawa Street to Van Dyke Road, south on Van Dyke Road to the dead end; then return north through Settler’s Park to the finish line.
Due to the Community 5K race, the following roads will temporarily close and parking will be prohibited beginning at 7:00 a.m. until the bulk of the runners/walkers have cleared the area:
- Village Center Drive between Lockport Street and Van Dyke Road
- Van Dyke Road from Lockport Street south to the dead end
- Ottawa Street from Van Dyke Road to Wallin Drive
- Wallin Drive at Ira Jones Middle School
Police anticipate all roadways will re-open by 9:30 a.m.; however, once the bulk of runners/walkers have cleared the area some roadways may open earlier.
Parking for this event will be available at Ira Jones Middle School, Riverfront Park and the Plainfield Village Hall.