Saint Mary Immaculate hosting 5K run this Saturday

5/15/2017, 11:10 a.m.
This Saturday, May 20th, St. Mary Immaculate Parish and School will host their annual 5K Run.

This Saturday, May 20th, St. Mary Immaculate Parish and School will host their annual 5K Run.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with the “Sparty” 2K kids run which starts in the parking lot of the church/school and travels around the circle made by Frederick Ave, Robert Ave, Benson Ave and Julie Ave, then out Getson Ave to Central Elementary School and back to the Church.

Following the kids run, the St. Mary Immaculate “Spartan” 5K Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of St Mary Immaculate School. It will proceed north on Frederick Ave and around the same loop as the kids run (Frederick Ave, to Roberts Ave, to Benson Ave to Julie Ave). The runners then go south to Getson Ave and east to Plainfield Lanes Bowling Alley. After a loop within the parking lot, participants return to Getson Ave then into the campus of Central Elementary School and out onto Howard Street. Runners turn south on Howard Street and enter the sidewalk on the north side of Renwick Road to head west. Runners will stay on the sidewalk; RENWICK ROAD WILL NOT BE CLOSED. They continue west to the entrance of Central Elementary School and go north through the parking lot, returning to Getson Ave. From Getson, participants make another loop of the Frederick, Roberts, Benson and Julie Ave area, before returning to Saint Mary’s School and the finish line.

Due to the St Mary Immaculate 5K race, the following roads will temporarily close and parking will be prohibited beginning at 7:00 a.m. until the bulk of the runners/walkers have cleared the area:

  • Frederick Ave between Robert Ave and Charles Drive
  • Robert Ave east of Frederick Ave
  • Benson, Julie and Getson Avenues
  • Howard Street between U.S. Route 30 and Renwick Road

Plainfield anticipates that all roadways will reopen around 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the SMI 5K visit http://smip.org/