Heads up: St. Patrick’s race will close streets on Saturday

This section of the map for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Run in Westport shows some of the streets that will be closed during the race. See details below for a more detailed map and race times.

The 35th annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run is scheduled for Saturday.

That means street closings in Midtown as runners take to the four-mile course.

The Kansas City Track Club puts on the popular race. Costumes and festive attire are encouraged, and there’s even a prize.

This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City is the official charity partner.

The events begin at 9:45 with the wheelchair start. Runners and walkers start at 10 a.m. and there’s a fun run for kids at 11:15 a.m.

Here’s the official course:

  • Runners and Walkers will start on Westport Rd., in front of Kelly’s Westport Inn.
  • They head west on Westport Rd to Clark St.
  • Then turn left, heading south on Clark St.
  • Make another left onto 43rd St., heading east. Turn left onto Warwick Blvd, heading north to 38th St.
  • Turn right on 38th St, heading east.
  • Take 38th St. to Gillham and make a left, heading north on Gillham on the west side of the road.
  • Turn left onto Linwood Blvd, heading west.
  • Turn left onto Broadway, heading south.
  • Turn Right onto 34th St, heading west. Then turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave, heading south.
  • The finishing line is at Pennsylvania and Westport Road.


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