Traffic alert: Color Me Rad run Saturday at Surrey’s Holland Park

WHALLEY — The streets of Whalley are going to get pretty colourful this weekend, as Color Me Rad hits the neighbourhood for the first time on Saturday.

More than 5,000 people flocked to Cloverdale last year to be blasted with rainbow-hued cornstarch along a five-kilometre route, for the first-ever Surrey edition of the event.


This year, Holland Park is the venue of choice and things are set to kick off at 9 a.m. on May 23.

It’s one of more than 100 similar events staged around the world by a Utah-based company that held its first-ever event in 2012. Competing events, including The Color Run, were also launched that year.

The so-called “colour run” is billed as a convergence of fun and fitness.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures are planned during the Colour Me Rad run at Holland Park and surrounding streets in Whalley this Saturday, May 23 (click through above image to see map). The run will begin at the park at approximately 9 a.m. and will conclude there at around noon.

Traffic-control measures will be in place beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday until approximately 2 p.m., according to city officials. Motorists can expect road closures, traffic disruptions and temporary parking restrictions.

Access to sections of Old Yale Road along the run route will the impacted. University Drive from Old Yale to 108th Ave will be closed. Delays are expected for travel through and within the area between 98 Avenue to 108 Avenue, and 132 Street to King George Highway.

The City of Surrey "strives to promote a variety of opportunities for community celebration and gathering through local and City-wide events and festivals. This support manifests itself in recognizing and supporting different types of family events.

"Throughout the year Surrey plays host to many events which are organized by a variety of community groups, sport and cultural organizations. City Council and the City’s Festival & Event Support Team (FEST) makes every attempt to accommodate these events while recognizing that some impact the community more than others.

"Measures, such as printed event notices in local newspapers and the advanced posting of traffic disruption notices, are taken to minimize the impact as much as possible. RCMP, Surrey Fire Services, and BC Ambulance Service are present at such events to aid the community and ensure the event is as safe and controlled as possible."

For more information, call the City of Surrey Special Events department, 604-501-5050.

-with file from Tom Zillich

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