Two races will affect weekend traffic

runnersThis weekend, two races will affect local traffic, the Bannister Restoration Run and the Amy Thompson 5K Run.

The Bannister Restoration Run will take place Saturday, May 24 from about 9-11 a.m. The race begins at the Kansas City Police South Patrol, 9701 Marion Park Drive, and will temporarily close the following streets:

  • Marion Park Drive, between Hickman Mills Drive and the Cerner Innovation Campus
  • Hickman Mills Drive, between Marion Park Drive and the I-435 underpass

The Amy Thompson 5K Run will take place Monday, May 26 from about 8-10 a.m. The race begins in Loose Park and will temporarily close the following streets:

  •     Wornall Road, between West 51st Terrace and West 55th Street
  •     West 55th Street, between Wornall Road and Pennsylvania Avenue
  •      Pennsylvania Avenue, between West 55th Street and Huntington Road
  •      Huntington Road, between Pennsylvania and Belleview avenues
  •      Belleview Avenue, between Huntington Road and West 59th Terrace; and between West 54th and West 52nd streets
  •      West 59th Terrace, between Belleview Avenue and Ward Parkway
  •      Ward Parkway, between West 59th Terrace and West 54th Street
  •       West 54th Street, between Ward Parkway and Belleview Avenue
  •       West 52nd Street (which turns into West 51st Street), between Belleview Avenue and Wornall Road

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