Girls on the Run to convene at Waldo Stadium

Contact: Deanne Puca
Photo of a Girls on the Run participant.

Girls on the Run celebration Thursday, May 24

KALAMAZOO--Lane and street closures will re-route traffic from Western Michigan University's Waldo Stadium through downtown Kalamazoo Thursday, May 24, for the Girls on the Run 5K run and walk presented by Eaton Corp.

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

  • In-bound Stadium Drive between Howard and South streets
  • Oakland Drive between Howard and Lovell and South streets
  • Westnedge Avenue between Michigan Avenue and Vine Street
  • Park Street between Crosstown Parkway and Michigan Avenue
  • South Burdick Street between Michigan Avenue and Lovell Street

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

Girls on the Run is a national program and is in its 10th 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 Carrie Hybels at or (269) 491-2663.