This year’s 10th Annual McLaren Brooksie Way half marathon, 10K and 5K events will bring large volumes of vehicle and pedestrian traffic to the Oakland University campus on Sunday, September 24. As such, University community members who plan to be on campus that day are advised to plan in advance for road closures and potential travel delays.
To accommodate Brooksie Way events, the following road closures will be in effect on Sunday, September 24:
- 5:30 a.m. to noon – Meadow Brook Road will be closed at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre main gate for the entire pre-race and race event. This is the start and finish point for all races.
- 8 a.m. to noon – Ravine Drive, Meadow Brook Road, Library Drive and Pioneer Drive will be closed.
Residence hall students planning to leave campus between 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday morning should park their cars in the P1 and P3 lots overnight on Saturday. The Oakland University Police Department will relax enforcement of overnight parking restrictions in P1 and P3 on Saturday night only.
Residence hall students should be aware that there will be no exits available onto Walton Blvd. from West Oakland Drive. Ann V. Nicholson Student Apartments residents will be able to exit the parking lot for that complex at East Oakland Drive and then turn left toward Walton.
On Sunday, primary access to campus for non-race participants will be from Squirrel Road. Campus community members and visitors should use the P1 lot and walk to various destinations. All commuters are advised that vehicle traffic on and around campus will be heavy during the event, particularly from 7-8 a.m.
All regular traffic patterns will return to normal beginning at noon on Sunday.
To learn more about the McLaren Brooksie Way, including course maps, schedules, and registration, visit thebrooksieway.com.