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Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Kids’ Klassic and Kalamazoo Klassic 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run and Team Challenge!

April 15, 2017 by  
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Experience The Hill, The Will, The Thrill!  Registration is OPEN for the 39th Annual Kalamazoo Klassic 10k Run, 5k Run/Walk, Kids’ Klassic and Team Challenge.  Presented in partnership by MRC Industries, Inc. and Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) this year’s events are scheduled for June 16th and 17th, 2017. Visit for more information, registration and volunteer opportunities. Endorsements The 2017 Kalamazoo Klassic has been endorsed […]

The March edition of The Rundown is now available!

April 1, 2017 by  
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The March 2017 edition of The Rundown is now available!  Discover how running can serve as a lifetime sport through the perspectives of the Silent Generation, meet our featured member Chelsey Jones and learn how she persevered and made a strong comeback after years of injury, check out Gale Fischer’s Another Runner’s Perspective Article and […]

The February 2017 Edition of the Rundown is Available!

March 4, 2017 by  
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Discover how the Baby Boomers continue to run strong through their 50’s and 60’s, meet our featured member, Rachel Hoffman, and reflect upon how running brings out the child in us through Gale Fischer’s Another Runner’s Perspective column.   Check out upcoming KAR events and programs, club championship series events, race discounts, service provider and merchant […]

The January 2017 Edition of The Rundown is Now Available!

February 2, 2017 by  
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The January 2017 edition of The Rundown is now available! Learn how Generation X quietly revolutionized the Post-Millennial running boom, meet our featured member, Rhonda Smart and our featured runners, Mike and Devon Funk.  Read Gale Fischer’s Another Runner’s Perspective article, check out upcoming KAR events and group runs, and benefit from our race, service provider […]

2016 Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Runner Recognition Program – Nominations Due January 31, 2017

January 8, 2017 by  
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Is there a KAR member or other runner who has been a source of inspiration to you in your running?  How about a member who has made an exceptional comeback, overcame obstacles, shown incredible improvement or has demonstrated competitive excellence or volunteerism?  These categories and more are all part of the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Runner Recognition Program. The Runner Recognition Program is your opportunity to […]

Seasons Greetings! The December 2016 Edition of the NEW Rundown is Available!

December 24, 2016 by  
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Just in time for the holidays, the December 2016 Edition of The Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) e-newsletter, The Rundown, is now available.  Learn more about how millennials will fuel the next running boom, read Gale Fischer’s special holiday poem, “A Runner’s Christmas Stocking.” and learn about our featured member, Kristy Newman. This week’s edition is […]

Registration for the 2016/2017 Fast Track 5K and 10K Training Program is now OPEN!

November 29, 2016 by  
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Registration is now open for the 2016/2017 Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Fast Track 5K and 10K Training Program. The Fast Track program runs 9 weeks December 11, 2016 through February 19, 2017 (December 25 and January 1 is off for the holidays) and meets indoors at the WMU Read Fieldhouse and Rec Center on Sunday […]

The NEW Rundown is Now Available! Check Out the Redesigned November Edition!

November 23, 2016 by  
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NEW! The Rundown has a completely redesigned new look!  Check out the November edition, learn how to survive the injured list and meet our monthly featured member.  The Rundown includes upcoming KAR events and programs and three pages of service provider and merchant discounts. Click here to download the November 2016 edition of The Rundown

The 2017 Beyond Half and Full Marathon Training Program – Drop-Ins Welcome!

October 1, 2016 by  
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  Registration is now closed, however the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Beyond Training Program welcomes drop in guests to attend our supported training runs at a rate of  $5/KAR Members and $10 for non-member friends. NEW this year, guests may attend the first run for FREE (above fees apply for subsequent runs).  Drop in guests […]

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 […]

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