Kirkland Traffic Alert: “12K’s of Christmas” Holiday Run, December 15



Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the “12K’s of Christmas” Holiday Run to be held at Marina Park on Sunday, December 15, 2013. A course map is posted online at


The following lanes will be closed, and boat launch access will be unavailable, from 9:00 a.m. until the final athlete finishes at approximately 12 p.m.:

  • Lakeshore Plaza from Market Street to Kirkland Avenue
  • Southbound lane of Market Street from Waverly Way to Lakeshore Plaza
  • North and Southbound lanes of Waverly Way from Market Street to 6th Street West
  • Eastbound lane of Central Way from Market Street to Lake Street
  • North and Southbound lanes of Lake Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue
  • East and Westbound lanes of Kirkland Avenue from Lakeshore Plaza to Main Street
  • Eastbound lane of Kirkland Avenue from Main Street to Kirkland Way
  • Eastbound lane of Kirkland Way from Kirkland Avenue to 6th Street
  • Southbound lane of 6th Street/6th Street South from Kirkland Way to NE 68th Street
  • Westbound lane of NE 68th Street from 6th Street South to Lakeview Drive
  • Southbound lane of Lakeview Drive from NE 68th Street to NE 60th Street
  • Westbound lane of NE 60th Street from Lakeview Drive to Lake Washington Boulevard
  • Southbound lane of 108th Avenue NE from NE 68th Street to NE 55th Street
  • Westbound lane of NE 55th Street from 108th Avenue NE to 106th Avenue NE
  • Southbound lane of 106th Avenue NE from NE 55th Street to NE 53rd Street
  • Eastbound lane of NE 53rd Street from 106th Avenue NE to 108th Avenue NE
  • Southbound lane of 108th Avenue NE from NE 53rd Street to NE 38th Place
  • Westbound lane of NE 38th Place from 108th Avenue NE to Lake Washington Boulevard
  • Northbound lane of Lake Washington Boulevard from NE 38th Place to Lake Street South
  • Northbound lane of Lake Street South from Lake Washington Boulevard to Kirkland Avenue


The 12K’s of Christmas hosts 3,000 athletes during the event which includes a Reindeer Run for kids, 5K run/walk and 12K run/walk.  Event goers are encouraged to carpool and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to For bus transportation, go to