2017 YMCA Healthy Kids & Family Run Registration is OPEN! Volunteers Needed!

2017 YMCA Healthy Kids/Family Run

Sign Up by May 29, 2017 to pre-register and receive a t-shirt

  Friday, June 2, 2017

Check in and late registration 4:45 – 5:30pm

Warm-up and stretch – 5:45pm

Tot Run5:55 pm

One Mile Run – Immediately following Tot Run

Portage West Middle School

7145 Moorsbridge Road, Portage


NEW this year, pre-registration cost is $1 and includes a t-shirt! Join us for an evening of Family Fun!!! Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) is a proud sponsor and member of the organizing committee of the YMCA Healthy Kids/Family Run scheduled Friday, June 2, 2017 at Portage West Middle School.

Preschool age children age 4 and under will participate in a short tot run while children and adults ages five and above participate in a one mile fun run.  Parents may run with their kids.

Festivities will include an obstacle course and other family fun activities, post-run refreshments and more.  Pre-registration cost  (through May 29) is $1 for the One Mile Fun Run/$1 for the Tot Run.  Participants can register by mail, phone (269.324.9622), online or in person at the Portage or Maple Street YMCA branch.

Late/Race day registration is $5 participant and there is no shirt guarantee.

To register online, visit the link below:

Click here to register for the YMCA Healthy Kids/Family Run Events  

For questions regarding the event, contact Don Seibert at daseib@kzooymca.org or 269-459-4884


Volunteers are needed from Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR)  for the 2017 YMCAHealthy Kids Day Run for the following positions and time slots below on Friday, June 2:

  • Water Station Volunteers (including set up & tear down)  5:00 – 7:00pm (2 – 4 Volunteers)
  • Mascot 4:00 – 7:00pm (1 Volunteers)
  • KAR Table 4:00- 7:00 pm (2 Volunteers)
  • Rabbits to run with and encourage the children: 5:30 –6:30 pm (3 waves)  (6 Volunteers)
    • 5-6 Year Olds (2 volunteers)
    • 7-8-9 Year Olds (2 volunteers)
    • 10-11-12 Year Olds (2 volunteers)
  • Starting Line Staging (crowd control/sign bearer)  5:30 – 6:00 pm (3 Volunteers)
  • Finish Line Ribbon Distribution 6:00 – 7:00 pm (3 volunteers)
  • Tear down start/finish line – immediately following event until about 7:30 pm  (2-4  Volunteers)

Click here to volunteer for the YMCA Healthy Kids/Family Run

Race Sponsors 

Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR)

Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry