Half-marathon Saturday will impact Ward Parkway

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Heads up, drivers.

A large race on Saturday will significantly impact traffic on Ward Parkway, according to the city.
The Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway half-marathon/5K run starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.

According to a press release:

The route for the run starts at the Burns & McDonnell headquarters at 9400 Ward Parkway and travels north along Ward Parkway to circle Loose Park via West 57th Terrace, Belleview Avenue,West 61st Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, West 55th Street, Wornall Road, West 51st Street, West 52nd Street, Summit Street and West 56th Street. Runners will then go south on Ward Parkway to return to the Burns & McDonnell headquarters.

Some 8,000 runners are expected, and police will be on hand throughout the route to monitor traffic. Drivers will be allowed to drive across the race route when runners are not crossing. During times when runners are in the area, motorists will be required to wait. Residents and businesses directly affected by the race have been notified.

Please heed any detour signs and observe caution during this event, which is one of the largest half-marathons in the Midwest.

Rock the Parkway benefits Science City at Union Station.

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