In 2004, the Kalamazoo Area Runners began to administer the “Kalamazoo Area Runners Club Championship Series.” All club members are automatically enrolled in the series. Non-club members cannot participate.
The Club Championship Series consists of a ranking system maintained by KAR based on individual finishes at local races. Standings are listed within the traditional 5 year age groups. Age group awards will be presented to the top three in each age division, male and female, at the Club Series Awards Celebration in November.
Events participating in the Club Series Race Discount Program offer discounts ranging from $2 to $10 to KAR members (unless otherwise noted below) and are automatically included in the Club Championship Series. The KAR discount will automatically be applied to member registrations for most events utilizing the RunSignUp registration platform. A few events require the KAR 4-digit membership code upon registration. This code is sent to the membership in the introductory email of each edition of The Rundown e-newsletter and the monthly race discount listing.
Please note the status of races below, the Club Championship Series Celebration and the Club Championship Series are subject to change at any time due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Standings from previous years are listed at the bottom of this page.
2021 Club Championship Series & Races
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Canceled, Virtual and Pending Races
- Borgess Run for the Health of It 5k 10k Half Marathon and Kalamazoo Marathon, ***Canceled for 2021***
- Run to Climax 7k ***Canceled for 2021***
- Plainwell Education Foundation RACIN THE ISLAND CITY 5k, ($5 discount) Race has been tentatively postponed until 7/22/2021. If race is offered in person, will participate in KAR race discount program.
- Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase 5k ($5 discount-online pre-registration only), ***Canceled for 2021***
- Schoolcraft Firecracker 5-Miler, ($5 discount) ***Canceled for 2021***
- Bronson Children’s Hospital 5k Run/Walk, ($5 discount) ***Virtual for 2021 9/17/2021 – 9/26/2021***
Time points = winner time/runner time * 100
Time points will be added for each runner’s best 5 races in 2021