KAWARTHA LAKES-The Lindsay Milk Run will be returning on Sunday after a two-year pause.
This event takes place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex located at 133 Adelaide Street South in Lindsay. This year’s event is sold out! The Milk Run offers races for all ages and experience levels, with a 5k, 10k and KL21K half marathon and adopted the name ‘Milk Run’ due to a longstanding event partnership with local dairy producers.
Traffic along the route will be impacted through delays or possible re-routing between 7:30am until approximately 10:30am.
Albert Street South impact:
Albert Street South between the area of Mary Street and Fleming College will be closed to all traffic starting at approximately 6am. A barricade will be placed across the street preventing traffic from entering Albert Street South. Only local traffic will be permitted to cross the barricade between the hours of 6am and 8:20am.
Starting at 8:20am all traffic will be restricted in this area as the 5K runners pass the area. The area should be clear of all participants by 8:30am. A barricade will remain in place until the end of the event at approximately 10:30am. Volunteer Course Marshals will be on site at the intersection of Mary Street and Albert Street from 7am until 9:30am directing traffic, as required.
Mary Street impact:
The 10K event will start at 8am. Starting at approximately 7:30am the area of Mary Street West between Adelaide Street South and Albert Street South will be closed to all traffic to accommodate runners and the setup of the race start line. During this time, traffic will be re-routed around this section of street.
Residents in this area are asked to prepare for this temporary impact accordingly. Directly impacted residents will also receive a letter prior to the event advising them of the race impact.
Traffic flow will continue at approximately 8:10am through this area. The intersection of Mary Street and Albert Street will be impacted at 8:20am as 5K runners will travel through this area until approximately 8:30am.
A rolling street closure will take place at the intersection of Mary Street and Adelaide between 8:20am and 9:30am. Our Volunteer Course Marshals as well as Police will be stationed at the intersection to direct traffic accordingly.
Adelaide Street South impact:
Adelaide Street South between the area of Mary Street and the Lindsay Recreation Complex will be closed to traffic starting at approximately 6am. A barricade will be placed across the street preventing traffic from entering Adelaide Street South between Mary Street and the Lindsay Recreation Complex. Only local traffic will be permitted to cross the barricade at this time. At approximately 7:55am, all vehicular traffic will be restricted from this area to accommodate our runners and the setup of the race start line as the 5K event will start at 8:20am.
We ask that residents in this area prepare for this temporary impact accordingly. Directly impacted residents will also receive a letter prior to the event advising them of the race impact. In the event, residents in this area require access in or out of this area, please approach event staff to assist you in exiting the area safely.
This area will remain closed to traffic until the end of the event at approximately 10:30am.
Victoria Rail Trail – Temporary Closure:
A portion of the Victoria Rail Trail between the William Street North at Springdale Gardens and Victoria Avenue North at the Victoria Junction will be temporarily closed from 8am until 9:30am. Residents in those respective areas are advised to anticipate higher than usual trail traffic during that time period.
Signage will be placed at both the starting point and ending point of the impacted section of the trail alerting trail users of the temporary closure.
Volunteer Course Marshals and Police:
Volunteer Course Marshals will be stationed throughout the route to direct traffic and participants. Traffic will be temporarily stopped as runners approach intersections. Once the area is clear of participants, traffic will be permitted to pass.
Police will be present at all major intersections to direct traffic, as required.