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Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to the nine victims of the tragic cycling incident and their loved ones

June 11, 2016 by  
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Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those involved in the tragic incident that took the lives of five local cyclists, and injured four others.  We thank the public safety officials and other first responders who apprehended the driver and cared for those impacted. While […]

Donate Now to Leave Footprints On The Kalamazoo Community!

October 26, 2015 by  
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Through the generosity of people like you we can continue to make Footprints on the Community in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and beyond!  Your gift can inspire others to run through the programs and events of the Kalamazoo Area Runners. I want to support the Kalamazoo Area Runners and leave Footprints on the Community! Learn more about […]

Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Named a Finalist for the 2015 Governor’s Fitness Awards

May 3, 2015 by  
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We are pleased to announce Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Governor’s Fitness Awards Extraordinary Event category.   Award finalists were recognized on April 23, 2015 at a morning legislative celebration at the state capitol in Lansing and at a gala event at Ford Field in Detroit that evening, where […]

KAR and Bronson HealthCare Midwest Sports Medicine partner to present FREE Sports Injury Walk-In Clinics for KAR Members!

August 19, 2014 by  
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Do you have an injury from running, exercising or training for an upcoming race? The Kalamazoo Area Runners are excited to announce a new partnership with Bronson HealthCare Midwest Sports Medicine to provide a FREE Sports Injury Walk-in Clinic exclusively for members beginning in October! This clinic will take place from 4:00 to 6:00pm at […]

Bonnie Sexton Named RRCA Outstanding Club President of the Year

March 18, 2014 by  
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March 14, 2014 [KALAMAZOO, Mich.]  We are pleased to announce our club president, Bonnie Sexton has been named RRCA’s Outstanding Club President of the Year.   Below is a history of her Board Service with Kalamazoo Area Runners: -March 2004 – March 2006: Vice President, Membership -March 2006 – March 2007: Co-President -March 2008 – March 2012: President […]

National Spotlight Shines on Kalamazoo County through Selection as a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Runner Friendly Community

December 17, 2013 by  
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December 17, 2013 [KALAMAZOO, Mich.]  Kalamazoo County, including the cities of Portage and Kalamazoo, was one of four communities across the nation selected as a Road Runner’s Club of America (RRCA) Runner Friendly Community, an honor that will be recognized for the next five years.  The goal of the program is to shine a national […]

Kalamazoo Area Runners Hires First Executive Director

September 15, 2013 by  
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Executive Director Hired After a five month selection process, the Board of Directors is excited to announce we have concluded the search for Kalamazoo Area Runners first Executive Director.  After a thorough selection process, we have made the decision to hire Joy Mills and she will be starting with Kalamazoo Area Runners effective Monday, September 16, 2013.    […]

Kalamazoo Area Runners Recognition Program Adds New Categories

July 13, 2013 by  
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The Kalamazoo Area Runners is pleased to announce we have added two new categories to The Runner Recognition Program for 2013.   New to our already existing categories are the Mega Trail Racer of The Year Award and the Perseverance Award.   The Mega Trail Racer of The Year Award recognizes the runner who posts the most […]