Plainfield Wounded Warriors 5K Run this Saturday

5/18/2015, 11:10 a.m.
The annual event through the streets of Plainfield will require several road closures for a few hours.
The Wounded Warriors 5K Run will be held in Plainfield on May 23.

The village of Plainfield provided this news release:

On Saturday, May 23rd, the Wounded Warrior 5K Run, which will raise funds for Operation Welcome You Home and the wounded veterans they serve, 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 a.m. near the Plainfield 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 10:30 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 limited. Volunteers will be in the area before the event begins to help direct people to available locations. 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.