Wounded Warrior 5k to require Plainfield road closures

5/20/2014, 11:08 a.m.
The fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Welcome You Home will be held Saturday in and around ...

The Wounded Warrior 5k Run takes place Saturday morning in Plainfield. What follows is a Plainfield Police Department release on the event and the temporary road closures that will be required:

On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, the Wounded Warrior 5K Run, which will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Welcome You Home, will be occurring in and around Settler’s Park and the Wallin Woods Subdivision. Due to the large number of participants expected and the planned event course, commuters and residents may experience increased traffic or temporary road closures.

Included in this press release is information related to the event, expected road closures, and parking restrictions. A map has also been attached for easier reference.

The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. near the Village Hall; proceed on Village Center Drive to Van Dyke Road; proceed on Van Dyke Road to Ottawa Street; west on Ottawa Street to Ira Jones Middle School; around Ira Jones back to Ottawa Street; return east on Ottawa Street to Van Dyke Road; go south on Van Dyke Road to its end; the runners will then return north on the bike path through Settler’s Park and finish near the Memorial in the park.

Due to the Wounded Warrior 5K race, the following roads will be closed and parking will be prohibited beginning at 7:30 a.m. until the bulk of the runners/walkers have cleared the area:

  • Village Center Drive between Lockport Street and Van Dyke Road
  • Van Dyke Road from Lockport Street to its south end
  • Ottawa Street from Van Dyke Road to Ira Jones Middle School
  • Wallin Drive at Ira Jones Middle School

We anticipate all roadways will re-open by 10:00 a.m., however as mentioned above, once the bulk of runners/walkers have cleared the area some roadways may open earlier.

Parking for this event will be available at Ira Jones Middle School, and Riverfront Park. Parking near the event will fill up rapidly and is available on a first come basis.

Anyone with questions regarding this event may contact Commander Ken Ruggles at his office number of (815) 267-7211.