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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:30 am

Union aldermen have agreed on routes that will streamline the process to approve fund-raising running events.

City Administrator Russell Rost explained that there have been more requests this year for 5K and 10K runs.

There were three 5K routes, one 10K route and a one-half marathon route that have been mapped out and used in the past.

Rost explained that using common routes is beneficial to city staff.

“The parks and police departments worked together and to develop routes based on those that organizations have used in past,” he said. “They looked for routes that are more popular and require the least amount of manpower and traffic disruption.”

Rost added that there are some routes that runners shouldn’t use, including along Highway 47 and Highway 50.

Not only are the predetermined routes convenient for city staff and police officers, it also is easier for organizations planning runs.

“We can give them a route, and they can pull off an event much easier than if creating the route on their own,” Rost said. “It makes it simpler to arrange support services if they use routes that have been used before.”

Following are a list of the routes that can be used in the city:

5K Route No. 1

Starting at the Main Pavilion;

West Park Road to Memorial Parkway;

Memorial Parkway to Clark Avenue;

Left on Clark Avenue to Autumn Hill Drive;

Right on Autumn Hill Drive to Independence Drive;

Left on Independence Drive to West Main Street;

Left on West Main Street to East State Street;

Left on East State Street to North Washington Avenue;

Right on North Washington Avenue to West Park Road; and

Left on West Park Road to finish line.

5K Route No. 2

Starting at the Main Pavilion;

West Park Road to Independence Drive;

Left on Independence Drive to West Main Street;

Left on West Main Street to North Washington Avenue;

Left on North Washington Avenue to West Park Road; and

Left on West Park Road to finish line.

5K Route No. 3 Run

Starting on Clark Avenue near lake;

Clark Avenue to State Street;

Right on State Street and quick left on Lindner Lane;

Lindner Lane to West Main Street;

Right on West Main to Independence Drive;

Left on Independence Drive to West Springfield Avenue;

Left on West Springfield Avenue to South Washington Avenue;

Left on South Washington Avenue to West Park Road;

Left on West Park Road to Memorial Parkway; and

Memorial Parkway to finish line.

lOK Route

Starting at the Main Pavilion

West Park Road to Independence Drive ;

Left on Independence Drive to West Main Street;

Right on West Main Street to West Springfield Avenue;

Left on West Springfield Avenue to Independence Drive;

Left on Independence Drive to West Main Street;

West Main Street to North Church Street;

North Church Street to Vondera Avenue;

Left on Vondera Avenue to North Union Avenue;

Left on North Union Avenue to Grandview Avenue;

Right on Grandview Avenue to North Washington Avenue;

Left on North Washington Avenue to West Park Road; and

West Park Road to finish line.

One-Half Marathon

Starting at the Main Pavilion;

West Park to Memorial Parkway;

Memorial Parkway to Lake Road;

Lake Road around the lake and up the fitness trail;

Exit the fitness trail and make right on Autumn Hill Drive;

Autumn Hill to Clark Avenue;

Left on Clark Avenue to Memorial Parkway

Right on Memorial Parkway to West Park Road

Left on West Park Road to Independence Drive

Right on Independence Drive to Stylemaster Loop

Right on Stylemaster Loop (around the loop) to Independence Drive;

Left on Independence Drive to West Main Street;

Right on West Main Street and continue west onto Old Highway 50;

At Old Highway 50 and New Highway 50, turn around and head back east (down and back) East on Old Highway 50 to Springfield Avenue;

Springfield Avenue to Independence Drive;

Left on Independence Drive to West Main Street;

West Main Street to E. State Street;

Left on East State Street and continue to North Washington Avenue;

Right on N. Washington to West Park Road;

Right on West Park Road to North Church Street;

Left on North Church Street to Grandview Avenue;

Left on Grandview to North Washington Avenue;

Left on North Washington Avenue to West Park Road;

Right on West Park to finish line

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