2018 Annual Banquet with Guest Speaker Buzz Burrell

Kalamazoo Area Runners Annual Membership Banquet

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 6:15 p.m. at WMU’s Fetzer Center

Guest Speaker: Buzz Burrell

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About the Event

The 2018 Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fetzer Center at WMU (registration and check-in 6:15-6:30 p.m.).  The evening’s events will be presented in two parts.  Part I will begin with dinner provided by Fetzer Center Catering at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation by our special guest speaker Buzz Burrell.

There is a charge ($20 KAR Member Adult/$25 Non-KAR Member Adult/$10 Children age 3-10) for dinner and the presentation.

Part II will begin at 7:40 p.m. and will include our Runner Recognition Awards, Annual Business Meeting and Election and Door Prize Drawing.  Part II attendance only is FREE of charge.

Pre-registration is required and closes at 5 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018.


About Guest Speaker Buzz Burrell

Since running Track and X-C at Kalamazoo Central High School (the original building on Westnedge Avenue!), Buzz Burrell has since travelled, run, and raced all over the US and the World.  He has run the gamut, from being the USATF Masters 10k Trail Champion to setting the record on the 223 mile John Muir Trail and the 483 mile Colorado Trail.  He was awarded the inaugural Everest Award for Trail Running 2002, been called the “Obi-Wan-Kenobi of Boulder trail running” by Trail Runner Magazine, and popularized the concept of “Fastest Known Time”, which has since come into common usage all over the world.  He resides in Boulder, Colorado, and manages Ultimate Direction, a market leading manufacturer of hydration gear for runners, skiers, and outdoor adventurers.



Below is the evening’s itinerary:

6:15 – 6:30     Guest Arrival and Check-in

6:30 – 7:30    Part I: Dinner and Special Guest Speaker

7:30-7:40       10-minute break, Part II arrivals

7:40 – 8:40    Part II: Awards, Business Meeting and Election, Door Prizes


Register Here!