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New route, road closures for downtown Santa 5k road race Sat. Dec. 9

The Santa Burlington 5K Road Race will take place in downtown Burlington Sat. Dec. 9. Please note that there is a new route for this race along Lakeshore Road in front of Joseph Brant Hospital. The following road closures will be in effect:

6:30 am to 11 am
• Brant St from Ontario St to Elgin St
• James St from Brant St to John St

8:30 am to 10:30 am
• Lakeshore Rd from Elizabeth St to Maple Ave
• Lakeshore Rd from Northshore Boulevard to Eastport Drive

Click here for road closure map.
Questions about the race? Contact the event organizer, Kelly Arnott of VR Pro or City of Burlington Special Events team.

More information about the race is available here: VRPro Santa 5K

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Maybe his race and others could use alternate routes each year, rotating from the downtown to the north or even using the wonderful bike path. That way the downtown wouldn’t always be the area enduring road closures and businesses like coffee shops, etc would share the wealth of having large crowds for these events. If the bike path was used (a very safe alternative for runners and supporters alike), businesses could have pop-ups along the path. And with the planned ‘tower tunnel’ coming to the downtown core, crowding and closure of downtown roads will become even more of an issue in future.

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