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File #: 22-1172    Version: 1 Name: 7/18/22 UA Block Party and 5K Street Closings
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/18/2022 Final action: 7/18/2022
Enactment date: 7/18/2022 Enactment #: R-22-231
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closings for the UA Block Party and Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K - Monday, August 15, 2022
Attachments: 1. UA Block Party Map, 2. P&P 5K Map for 2022.pdf
Resolution to Approve Street Closings for the UA Block Party and Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K - Monday, August 15, 2022
Attached for your consideration is a resolution to approve the closing of the following streets from 12:00 Noon. to 11:00 P.M. on Monday, August 15, 2022 to stage the UA (United Association) Block Party and the Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K:

? S. Main Street between William and Huron Streets
? Liberty between S. Ashley Street and S. Fourth Avenue
? Washington from S. Ashley Street to the alley between Main and S. Fourth

The actual event will take place from 6:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. with the additional time to be used for set-up and break-down of the event.

The Sponsor has requested the following streets be closed for the 5K from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.:

* Extend Liberty closure from S. Ashley to State Street
* Main Street from Liberty to Huron

The actual race will begin at 6:50 P.M. and end by 7:45 P.M. with the streets to open as soon as safely possible as the runners complete the course.

In 2016 there were concerns about the weekday timing of the 5K and traffic disruptions. As a result, the organizers met with City staff, including Police and Fire, as well as with the AAATA bus system. All agreed that the disruption is as minimal as is safely possible for the runners and the community. The benefactor of the race is the Semper Fi Fund. All proceeds raised are then matched by the UA and donated to the charity. This event has raised more than $250,000 over the last seven years due to the UA 5K Race. The opening ceremony includes an honoring a Veteran who will then start the race. Since 2016, there have been few, if any, complaints. And this event has not taken place since 2019 (pre-COVID).

This event, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB), is also intended to attract people to the downtown area to enjoy the festivities. Classic and muscle cars will be the showcase of this event. ...

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