Traffic Alert: The 12K’s of Christmas Run, December 21

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 12K’s of Christmas Run to be held at Heritage Park on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The following roads will be closed:


8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:

  • Waverly Way from Market Street and 2nd Street W


9:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.:

·         Waverly Way from 2nd Street W to 4th Street W

·         4th Street W from Waverly Way to 7th Avenue W

·         7th Avenue W 4th Street W to Market Street

·         Southbound Market Street from 7th Avenue W to Central Way

·         Eastbound Central Way from Market Street to Lake Street

·         Lake Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue

·         Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to Main Street

·         Eastbound Kirkland Avenue from Main Street to Kirkland Way

·         Eastbound Kirkland Way from Kirkland Avenue to 6th Street


9:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.:

·         Lake Street S from Kirkland Avenue to 7th Avenue S

·         Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street S to Lakeshore Plaza


Commuters should watch for increased pedestrian traffic along the following roadways from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m.:

·         6th Street S

·         NE 68th Street

·         Lakeview Drive

·         Lake Washington Boulevard NE

·         Lake Street S

·         Lakeshore Plaza

·         Market Street


The 12K’s of Christmas hosts 2,500 athletes during the event which includes a Reindeer Run for kids, 5K run/walk and 12K run/walk.  Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool, and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to For bus transportation, go to