Due to the large number of participants expected and the planned event course, commuters and residents may experience increased traffic or temporary road closures, according to Plainfield police.
Two races will occur in the morning hours on Saturday, April 5. he first race scheduled is the Fast Cat Kids Run, scheduled for 8 a.m. on the property of PNHS. The kids run will remain on PNHS property and will not affect the adjacent roadways.
The second race will be the 5K/10K Run, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and involve two laps of the course route. This race will begin at PNHS and proceed north on 248th Avenue to Millennium Parkway; proceed east on Millennium Parkway to Champion Drive; proceed east on Champion Drive to the bike path; proceed along the bike path until exiting on 119th Street; proceed west on 119th Street to 248th Avenue; and, finally, proceed south on 248th Avenue back to PNHS.
Police said the following roads will be temporarily closed beginning at 8:15 a.m. until the bulk of the runners/walkers have cleared the area:
- 248th Avenue from Winterberry Lane to Champion Drive
- 119th Street from Millennium Parkway to Heritage Meadows Drive
- Van Dyke Road from Whispering Trails Drive to 119th Street
- Millennium Parkway from 248th Avenue to Champion Drive
- hampion Drive from Millennium Parkway to Champion Court
All roadways will be re-opened at the conclusion of the race; approximately 10:30 a.m. Some roadways may open earlier, police said.
Parking will be restricted on Millennium Parkway from 248th Avenue to Champion Drive and Champion Drive from Millennium Parkway to Champion Court.
Parking for the event will be available at PNHS.
For more information on this event, or to register to participate, go to www.runfastcat.com