Traffic Alert: 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run, December 20



Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run to be held at Heritage Park on Sunday, December 20, 2015. A course map is posted online at The following roads will temporarily close from 9:00 a.m. until approximately noon or when the final runner passes:


  • Waverly Way from Market Street and 2nd Street West
  • Southbound Market Street from 10th Avenue to Central Way

·         Southbound Lakeshore Drive from Market Street to Kirkland Avenue

·         Kirkland Avenue from Lakeshore Plaza to Lake Street South

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

·         12th Avenue from the Cross Kirkland Corridor to 6th Street

·         6th Street from 12th Avenue to 10th Avenue

·         10th Avenue from Market Street to 6th Street

·         3rd Street from 10th Avenue to 7th Avenue

·         7th Avenue from 3rd Street to the Cross Kirkland Corridor


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