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News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 5, 2007

Seafair Marathon comes to Bellevue Sunday

Bellevue will take center stage in the world of running Sunday, with thousands competing in the Seafair Marathon and other footraces. Many arterials will Seafair runners in 2006be closed throughout the city in the morning, and residents and travelers are urged to plan ahead to minimize any inconvenience.

A 5K run/walk begins at 6:55 a.m., the full marathon at 7, a half-marathon at 7:15 and a half-marathon walk at 7:30. Police will be stationed at major intersections, along with scores of volunteers who will assist at uncontrolled intersections.

Lanes and roadways will be opened after runners and walkers pass through the route, as soon as it’s safe to do so. All roadways will be cleared and open to traffic by 1 p.m. To protect everyone’s safety, be patient and obey officers if your way is blocked by runners or walkers.

More information about the third annual Virginia Mason Team Medicine Marathon at Seafair, including how to register for any of the races, is available at the Seafair Marathon website. The Marathon map and street closure map are also available.

Please expect closures and delays on the following routes in the following order:

Half marathon route (most of which are shared by the full marathon route):
• NE 1st/2nd St from 100th Avenue NE to Bellevue Way
• 100th Avenue NE from Main Street to NE 10th Street
• NE 10th Street from 100th Avenue NE to 102nd Avenue NE
• 102nd Avenue NE/NE 12th Street from NE 10th Street to Bellevue Way
• Eastbound NE 12th Street from Bellevue Way to 116th Avenue NE
• Northbound 116th Avenue NE from NE 12th Street to Northup Way
• Eastbound Northup Way/NE 20th Street from 116th Avenue NE to 140th Avenue NE
• Southbound 140th Avenue NE/SE from NE 20th Street to SE 8th Street
• Eastbound SE 8th Street from 140th Avenue SE to 146th Avenue SE
• Southbound 146th Avenue SE from SE 8th Street to SE 14th Street
• Westbound S.E. 14th Street from 146th Avenue SE to 143rd Avenue SE
• Southbound 143rd Avenue SE from SE 14th Street to SE 16th Street
• Westbound SE 16th Street/Kamber Road from 143rd Avenue SE to 139th Avenue SE
• Southbound 139th Avenue SE from Kamber Road to Eastgate Way
• Westbound Eastgate Way from 139th Avenue SE to Richards Road
• Outside northbound lane of Richards Road from Eastgate Way to Lake Hills Connector
• Outside eastbound lane of Lake Hills Connector from Richards Road to SE 8th Street (runners westbound)
• Eastbound SE 8th Street from Lake Hills Connector to 112th Avenue SE (runners westbound)
• Southbound 112th Avenue SE from NE 2nd Street to Bellevue Way SE
• Outside northbound lane of Bellevue Way SE from 112th Avenue SE to NE 1st/2nd Street
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Marathon route – in addition to the above:
• Northbound 116th Avenue NE from Northup Way to NE 60th Street
• Eastbound NE 60th Street from 116th Avenue NE to 132nd Avenue NE
• Southbound 132nd/134th Avenue NE from NE 60th Street to NE 24th Street
• Westbound NE 24th Street from 134th Avenue NE to 130th Avenue NE
• Southbound 130th Avenue NE from NE 24th Street to NE 20th Street
• Northbound 148th Avenue SE/NE from SE 8th Street to Bel-Red Road
• Eastbound Bel-Red Road from 148th Avenue NE to NE 24th Street
• Eastbound NE 24th Street from Bel-Red Road to 164th Avenue NE
• Southbound 164th Avenue NE from NE 24th Street to SE 14th Street
• Eastbound SE 14th Street from 164th Avenue SE to 168th Avenue SE
• Southbound 168th Avenue SE from SE 14th Street to SE 24th Street
• Westbound SE 24th Street from 168th Avenue SE to 161st Avenue SE
• Southbound 161st Avenue SE from SE 24th Street to Eastgate Way
• Westbound Eastgate Way from 161st Avenue SE to 156th Avenue SE
• Northbound 156th Avenue SE from Eastgate Way to SE 24th Street (outside lane only from Eastgate Way to SE 30th Place)
• Westbound SE 22nd Place/Street from 156th Avenue SE to 145th Place SE
• Northbound 145th Place SE from SE 22nd Street to Kamber Road/SE 16th Street

5K Route:
• NE 2nd Street from Bellevue Way to 112th Avenue NE
• Southbound 112th Avenue NE/SE from NE 2nd Street to Bellevue Way SE
• Northbound Bellevue Way SE to NE 1st/2nd Street (both lanes)

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Contact Information

Transportation
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 98112
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Tim Stever, Right of Way Manager
Phone: 425-452-4294
E-mail: tstever@bellevuewa.gov


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