Friday, April 8, 2011

Police will play host to Sixth Annual Broadway Bridge Run on Sunday


The Broadway Bridge and nearby roads will close the morning of Sunday, April 10, to make way for officers and community members running to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri.

The Sixth Annual Broadway Bridge Run/Walk aims to have more than 1,100 runners and walkers. The race raised nearly $43,000 for area athletes with intellectual disabilities in 2010. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department plays host for the run.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. April 10 at Market Park at 3rd and Main Streets in the City Market. The races will begin at 9 a.m. The event features a 10K run, 5K run/walk and Family Fun Run. The run starts at the City Market, goes across the Broadway Bridge, winds around the Downtown Airport and back again.

Online registration is closed, but you can register the day of the race or at any packet pickup locations:
April 8 - Garry Gribble's (119th & Quivira) – 4 to 7 p.m.
April 9 - Steamboat Arabia Museum (400 Grand, KCMO) – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plenty of entertainment will be available for non-runners, as well. Radio Disney will be live on site, and numerous music acts will perform on the main stage. KCPD will have McGruff the Crime Dog as well as the department’s Mounted Patrol and Tactical Units and show car in the City Market. Great prizes also will be up for grabs in a silent auction.

The following road closures are scheduled Sunday from about 8:30 to 11 a.m. to accommodate the Broadway Bridge Run:

• 169 Highway, both directions including the Broadway Bridge, from 9 Highway to 5th Street
• 9 Highway southbound entrance ramp to 169 southbound

Patrons to the Downtown Airport will be allowed in and provided a police escort to ensure the safety of the runners. Officers will be positioned at the following locations to provide the escorts to the Airport:

- 169 southbound at 9 Highway
- 9 Highway southbound at the 169 southbound entrance ramp
- 6th and Broadway

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