On Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Dallas Mavericks will host the MAVS RUN THIS TOWN 5K, a run to kick-off the start of basketball season. The run will start and finish at the American Airlines Center beginning at 7 p.m. with a post event celebration at AT&T Plaza.
The City of Dallas has approved the following road closures for the 5K run:
- 5K ROUTE: The 5K will start at 7 p.m. on Olive Street at Houston Street, make a left on Houston Street. in the southbound lanes, left on Victory Avenue W. using all lanes onto Hi Line Drive, U-turn at the Trinity Strand Trail to return east on High Line Drive, right on Oak Lawn Avenue in the eastbound lane (with eastbound traffic coned into the center turn lane), left on Dragon Street, left on Howell Street, left on Slocum Street, right on Hi Line Drive, veers right onto Victory Avenue, left on Olive Street where it will finish and disperse.
- LANE CLOSURES INCLUDE: Olive Street – 3 westbound lanes closed (leaving 3 eastbound lanes open for through traffic); Houston Street – all southbound lanes closed (leaving 1 northbound lane open for through traffic); Hi Line Drive – 2 lanes in each direction closed, temporarily closing street to traffic during run; Oak Lawn Avenue – all north/eastbound lanes closed (center turn lane coned to allow north/eastbound traffic to flow; Dragon Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street to traffic during run; Howell Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street during run; Slocum Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street during run; Victory Avenue – all northbound lanes closed (leaving 1 southbound lane open for through traffic).
Please note that multiple streets will have limited access after 6 p.m. Once the race starts at 7 p.m., the red highlighted streets will be moderately inaccessible until 8 p.m.
A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the walk organizers in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. The Dallas Police Department will work traffic through the route as necessary and roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection.
Please visit MAVS RUN THIS TOWN 5K for more information regarding the event.