Turkey Trot set for Nov. 19

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:19pm
  • Life

The Kirkland Middle School Wellness Committee invites the community to donate food cans at a benefit for Hopelink’s 17th Annual Turkey Trot.

The Kirkland Middle School Turkey Trotter Team will begin accepting food donations at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at Marina Park. The donations will benefit Hopelink’s Turkey Trot, which takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 in Marina Park.

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the event.

A course map is posted online at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents.

The Lakeshore Plaza Parking Lot, including Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to the city dock, will be closed to vehicles from 6 a.m. until noon on Nov. 19. Parking will also be restricted along Lake Street and Lake Washington Boulevard between Kirkland Avenue and Lakeview Drive from 6 a.m. until noon.

Detours will be in place from 9:50 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m. at these intersections:

  • Southbound Lake Street at Kirkland Avenue
  • Northbound Lake Washington Boulevard at Lakeview Drive

Drivers should use side streets to access Lake Street and Lake Washington Boulevard.

The Hopelink-hosted event draws 1,500 participants each year and raises money to provide assistance to low-income families in east and north King County.

Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool and they should plan for their parking in advance. For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, visitwww.kirklandwa.gov/parking. For bus transportation, visit tripplanner.kingcounty.gov. For event information visit www.explorekirkland.com. For permit information, contact Sudie Elkayssi, special projects coordinator for the City of Kirkland’s parks and community services department at (425) 587-3347 or selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov.

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