KC races to cause downtown road closures on Saturday

Two downtown races will cause several road closures Saturday in Kansas City’s Crossroad district, Westport, Brookside and the Country Club Plaza.

Drivers should expect street closures from 7:05 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Waddell and Reed Kansas City Marathon will begin at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue, go north through downtown, south on Main toward the Liberty Memorial, through Westport, Brookside, the Plaza then return to the finish line at 18th Street and Grand Avenue. The ½ Marathon will also take place in that area. The 5k will begin at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue and finish at Pershing and Main Street. The Kids Route will begin at Pershing and Main streets, go toward 26th Street, loop on Pennway Street and finish at Pershing and Main Streets. The city said to expect street closures throughout the race area.

Click here for a map of the route and street closures.

The Barstow School Mind, Body Character 5K will begin at 11511 State Line Road to 112th and Summit and back. Street closures will occur throughout this area from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.