If you’re planning on traveling in the Snoqualmie Valley area on Saturday, June 10, be sure to pack your patience and plan ahead.
A trio of sporting events is expected to bring thousands of athletes and spectators to the area throughout the day, which means roads will be crowded, restricted and/or closed. Below are the events. Please visit their websites for event location details including maps.
- Snoqualmie Valley Run sponsored by ORCA Running (Registration begins 7 a.m., Half Marathon begins 9 a.m., course closes for all participants at 1 p.m.): An estimated 1,000 runners will follow a route that crosses NE 24th Street and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
- Flying Wheels 2017 sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club (Rides scheduled from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.): An estimated 3,000 bicyclists will ride along four, overlapping routes of different lengths. The event begins at Marymoor Park and stretches into the City of Carnation and unincorporated King County, including SR 203 and Tolt Hill Road.
- Rugged Maniac 5K sponsored by Remlinger Farms (Participants scheduled to run from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Between 2,000 and 3,000 people are expected to converge on Remlinger Farms for this obstacle course/mud run. The influx of people to the area is expected to cause severe congestion, particularly at the intersection of SR 203 and Tolt Hill Road/NE 32nd Street.
Not traveling to or in the Snoqualmie Valley area on June 10 will likely save you delays and headaches. For those that will be traveling to the events or live in the area, thank you in advance for your patience.