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Street closures for Girls on the Run

by Deanne Puca

May 20, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Kalamazoo Girls on the Run.
Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run offers programs in 56 locations
KALAMAZOO--Lane and street closures will re-route traffic from Western Michigan University's Waldo Stadium through downtown Kalamazoo Thursday, May 26, for the Girls on the Run 5K run and walk.

The detours will be in place prior to the start of the event at 6:30 p.m. and remain until 8 p.m. An expected 2,200 girls ages 8 to 12 will leave Waldo Stadium and head downtown on South Street on their 3.1-mile journey through the downtown streets then back on West Lovell to Waldo Stadium. Traffic will be routed around the downtown area to the east.

Street closures to accommodate the event

Additionally, lane closures will occur on South, Burdick, Vine, Rose and Lovell streets.

Girls on the Run is a national program and is in its ninth year in the greater Kalamazoo area. The 5K is the culmination of the 10-week program. Girls will celebrate their successes, affirm the lessons they have learned and share their enthusiasm for running and healthy living with members of the community.

For more information, visit or contact Sandy Barry-Loken at or (269) 491-6855.