The Wounded Warrior 5K Run, which will benefit local wounded warriors through Operation Welcome You Home, will take place in and around Settlers' Park and the Wallin Woods subdivision.
Due to the large number of participants expected and the planned event course, commuters and residents may experience increased traffic or temporary road closures, police said this week.
The race will begin at 8 a.m. near the Village Hall; proceed on Village Center Drive to Van Dyke Road; proceed on Van Dyke Road to Ottawa Street; west on Ottawa Street to Ira Jones Middle School; around Ira Jones back to Ottawa Street; return east on Ottawa Street to Van Dyke Road; go south on Van Dyke Road to its end; the runners will then return north on the bike path through Settler’s Park and finish near the Memorial in the park.
Due to the Wounded Warrior 5K race, the following roads will be closed and parking will be prohibited beginning at 7:30 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 to its south end
- Ottawa Street from Van Dyke Road to Ira Jones Middle School
- Wallin Drive at Ira Jones Middle School
We anticipate all roadways will re-open by 10 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, and Riverfront Park. Parking near the event will fill up rapidly and is available on a first come basis.