Traffic Advisory: Running of the Elk 5K/10K

Traffic Advisory: Running of the Elk 5K/10K

Posted: 10/12/2021

After a 2020 COVID-19 hiatus, runners, joggers, and walkers will once again take to the streets of Elk Grove this Sunday, October 17, for 10th annual Kaiser Permanente Running of the Elk.

There is no half marathon this year, but a new 5K/10K race start and finish line will be set-up at District56 (Civic Center Drive at Big Horn Blvd.). Race activities begin at 8:00 am. This event is still looking for volunteers. Lend a hand.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation (EGYSF), an Elk Grove non-profit organization created to ensure that all Elk Grove children have an equal opportunity to be involved in sports.

Street Closures and Detours in effect from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm:

Civic Center Drive will be closed from Big Horn Blvd. to Laguna Springs Drive
Northbound Big Horn Blvd. will be closed from Whitelock Parkway to Lotz Parkway
Both directions of Laguna Springs Drive between Elk Grove Boulevard and Lotz Parkway will be closed. During the closure, a police escort will guide vehicles along Laguna Springs Drive between Elk Grove Boulevard and Auto Passage Drive.
Auto Center Drive and roads traveling through the Elk Grove Auto Mall will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. 
Whitelock Parkway will be closed to westbound traffic from West Stockton Boulevard to Lotz Parkway. Vehicle traffic will be allowed to travel in both directions on Whitelock Parkway, west of Lotz Parkway. 
Northbound Promenade Parkway will be closed from Kyler Road. Southbound traffic will be permitted on Promenade Parkway.

Alternative Routes: Motorists travelling north or southbound in this section of the City during the event are encouraged to use Bruceville Road during the closure. East and westbound travelers should use Elk Grove Blvd. to avoid closures.

For questions or concerns before or during the event, please contact the Race Director, Teresa Rodriguez at (916) 606-3905 or Elk Grove Police Department Sergeant Josh Magdaleno at (916) 627-3717.

route map

Permit #: SUP-21-05090

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