The St Mary Immaculate 5K Run will be occurring in and around Saint Mary Immaculate Church and School the morning of Saturday, May 17.
Due to the large number of participants expected and the planned event course, Plainfield police are warning commuters and residents to expect increased traffic or temporary road closures.
The first race will be the St. Mary Immaculate 5K Run, which begins at 7:30 a.m. near the St Mary Immaculate School, 15629 S. Route 59.
The race proceeds south on Frederick Ave to the sidewalk on the north side of Renwick Road and then east to Howard Street. Runners cross Renwick Road at Howard and head south to Orchard Lane, then west to Dan O’Connell Drive. Participants travel south on Dan O’Connell, then west on Reuben Drive to Arbor Drive, north on Arbor and return to Orchard Lane east to Howard Street. Runners again cross Renwick Road on Howard and enter into the parking lot of Central Elementary School. Runners exit Central Elementary School onto Getson Drive and travel west to Frederick Ave. Runners make a loop of Frederick Ave, Robert Ave, Benson Street and Julie Street, before returning to the finish line at Saint Mary’s Church and School.
This race will last approximately 1-1/2 hours, police said.
A kids’ 2k run will follow the main 5K run at approximately 9 a.m.
The kids’ run begins at the Church and travels around the circle made by Frederick Ave, Robert Ave, Benson Street and Julie Street, then out to Central Elementary School and back to the Church. The kids’ run will not impact Renwick Road, according to police
Due to the St Mary Immaculate 5K race, the following roads will temporarily close and parking will be prohibited beginning at 7 a.m. until the bulk of the runners/walkers have cleared the area:
- Frederick Street between Robert Avenue and Renwick Road
- Renwick Road at Howard Street when runners are present
- Arbor Drive from Renwick Road to Rueben Street
- Dan O’Connell Drive from Renwick Road to Rueben Street
- Orchard Lane and Reuben Drive between Dan O’Connell and Arbor Drive
- Getson Drive, Robert Ave, Benson Street and Julie Street
Plainfield police anticipate all roadways will be re-opened no later than 10:30 a.m.