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File #: 21-1209    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Title: Pass the ordinance establishing temporary traffic controls and issue a Special Event Permit, including an Amplifier Permit, for the Naperville Half Marathon and 5K scheduled for Sunday, October 17, 2021
Attachments: 1. 2021 Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Ordinance, 2. 2021 Naperville Half Marathon and 5K Traffic Control Plan
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Pass the ordinance establishing temporary traffic controls and issue a Special Event Permit, including an Amplifier Permit, for the Naperville Half Marathon and 5K scheduled for Sunday, October 17, 2021
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DEPARTMENT: Community Services

SUBMITTED BY: Dawn Portner, Special Events Coordinator

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
N/A

BACKGROUND:
On Sunday, October 17, Naper Events, LLC will hold its eighth annual half marathon, fourth annual 5K. On Saturday, October 16 the fifth annual kid's marathon is scheduled at Neuqua Valley High School. No City services are required.

DISCUSSION:
The organizers partnered with the Special Events Team to develop the half marathon and 5K courses. The top priority was to minimize the impact on Naperville residents, businesses, churches, and overall traffic flow. In response to feedback from previous races, the 2021 half marathon course has been changed and has the following highlights:

Start/Finish:
The proposed start/finish line is on Eagle Street and Aurora Avenue. This location was strategically chosen to bring spectators/runners into the Downtown without closing streets in the Downtown core for an extended period of time. The event will be capped at 6,500 runners total.

Improved Course Flow:
* Downtown: Washington Street remains open to traffic.
* Edward Hospital: Martin Avenue remains open and uninterrupted access to Osler from both Washington Street and West Street.
* Neighborhoods: no impact to the East Highlands neighborhood.
* Churches: little or no impact to Grace United, Our Saviour's, St. Raphael, and Knox Presbyterian Churches

Area Churches:
The event organizers will be meeting with representatives from churches that may potentially be affected by the race in order for them to begin notifying parishioners. Detour routes and traffic control plans will be developed for each individual church and, after approval, event organizers will personally deliver the plans t...

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