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Discount Sponsors

Unless otherwise indicated, please use the 4-digit 2018 KAR discount code when purchasing merchandise or services from discount sponsors.  The discount code is changed January 1 of each year, and is sent to the membership distribution via The Rundown newsletter, the monthly Discount Code & Sponsor email, as well as on membership welcome and renewal letters.  Below are our current discount sponsors:



KAR members receive $10 off specialty services at Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Performance including:

  • Gait Analysis
  • Lactate threshold testing for heart rate monitor training
  • Biomechanical evaluation for orthotic recommendations
  • Lower quarter screen for proper posture and bike fit
  • Comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment and sport specific training program
  • S2P.E.A.K plyometric jump training program for performance enhancement and knee injury prevention

Visit  for locations and contact information.



Athletic Mentors

Athletic Mentors, located in Richland, is offering KAR members the following coaching and metabolic testing discounts:

Run Coaching:  10% discount per month off monthly run coaching programs.  Start-up fees waived with a 3 month commitment.

Metabolic Test & Class:  20% off.  The regular price is $135. ($108 KAR price).  20% off private consults and all other ME Services.

The Metabolic Efficiency Class includes an ME Test, and a 2 hour training to teach how to understand your test results as well as how to train and eat to become more metabolically efficient.

For more information visit the Athletic Mentors website or call 664-6912.  Please use the standard KAR discount code when booking services



Baker Strength

Baker Strength and Conditioning is owned and operated by Aaron Baker, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association with a Masters Degree in Coaching from Ohio University.  He has been in the Strength and Conditioning profession for approximately 7 years and has owned Baker Strength and Conditioning for 4 years.  He has coached at the collegiate level for Louisburg College, Kentucky Christian University, and TCU.  He has worked with athletes and runners of all different sports and abilities.  He became an an All State Track Runner at Constantine High School, an All-Conference Wide Receiver on his college football team, an All-Conference Triple Jumper on the Albion College track team, and has completed one full marathon and several half marathons.

His gym is located just south of Schoolcraft right off 131. It is a sessions based gym focusing on functional strength and conditioning.  He holds Personal Training sessions, Small Group (Adult) training sessions, and Athletic (MS/HS) Performance Sessions.

Baker Strength and Conditioning is offering KAR Members the initial required Movement/Assessment Session for free ($40 value) and the first training session, either personal training or small group session, for free ($15-$40 value).  

Baker Strength and Condition is located at 3952 W XY Ave, Schoolcraft, MI 49087.  To schedule a session or receive more information, call or text 269-816-3105.  Aaron can also be reached by email at 




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The Borgess Health and Fitness Center is offering KAR members their corporate discount rate of $99 initiation fees (50% off) for new members ($50 each additional associate).  Subject to change with future facility rate increases.  For more information, call 552.2348.






The Bronson Athletic Club is offering KAR members a the following:

$100 initiation fee (new members)

Free equipment orientation

Free 30 Pilates Reformer Intro

For more information on joining, contact membership at 544-3200 or stop by and mention KAR and the member discount code.



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Cereal City Athletics is offering KAR members discounts on all of its 2018 events.   Visit the Cereal City Athletics website to learn more about Cereal City Athletics and to register for their  2018 events.  Cereal City Athletics uses the RunSignUp registration platform, so KAR membership will be automatically recognized.

2018 Events include:

Fat Fest Relays, February 24
Women Who Du, May 13
Let Me Run SpringFest 5K, May 18
BC Ice Cream Century 100K, June 2
Battle Creek Half Marathon & 5K, June 30
Cereal City Triathlon, July 28
Cereal City KIDS Triathlon (Series Bike Event), August 10
Cereal City KIDS Triathlon, August 25
Chief’s Challenge, September 1
Tinsel Toes 5K, December 8

Cereal City Athletics also has an online store featuring TYR’s multi sports apparel line.  KAR members are eligible for a 10% discount when shopping!   Please use the standard KAR discount code at checkout to receive your discount.



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CORE is a tool for athletes of all levels.  They help create nutrition plans for training or big events.

CORE is providing the following for KAR members:

              • 25% off the Premium Plan
                • Single nutrition plan for a race or event
                • No limit on the the number purchased with the discount
              • 25% off the Unlimited Subscription
                • 1 year subscription
                • As many Premium Plans as you would like

Special plans available for Boston & Kalamazoo Marathons.

Visit for more information.  To receive the deal, use the standard four digit KAR discount code upon checkout.



Down Dog Yoga Center


Down Dog Yoga, conveniently located in downtown Kalamazoo, is offering members of KAR the following benefits:

              • One FREE yoga class each year of KAR membership (to be used on date of choice for any weekly drop-in class).
              • $5 off a 5 Class Pack (normally $75 – only $70 for KAR members).
              • 15% off Down Dog Yoga Center merchandise

Please have annual KAR discount code at time of purchase.  For more information visit Down Dog Yoga Center online.


Dusk 2 Dawn Safety Device

The unique and patented Dusk 2 Dawn Safety device attaches to any clothing or accessory, increasing your visibility up to 1100 feet.  The 1 ounce lightweight fluorescent and reflective triangle is powered by a USB rechargeable power supply and includes 6 LED lights lasting more than 30,000 hours.  The Dusk2Dawn safety device will become a significant part of your outdoor equipment arsenal.  It is a durable safety choice for any activity in the great outdoors.

The retail price for the D2D safety device retails for $21.95 but can be purchased for $16.95 using a specific KAR discount code at

The Dusk 2 Dawn Safety device is a small investment that can prevent you from becoming a statistic!


Gazelle Sports


Gazelle Sports, newly remodeled and conveniently located in downtown Kalamazoo, is offering 10% off regular priced footwear purchases year round for all KAR Members!

Visit for more information on footwear available.




The Kalamazoo Athletic Wellness Sports Massage Center is a sports minded massage facility.  Kalamazoo Athletic Wellness is southwest Michigan’s #1 provider of therapeutic and sports massage!  Their Sports Massage Center offers a full postural and gait analysis as part of your initial consultation.

You can use their convenient online scheduling at, or call 269-373-1000 to schedule.  KAR members receive 20% off the Bronze Wellness Membership (available March 1st).

Cannot be combined with other discount offers.



Orangetheory Fitness offers heart-rate based interval training in a fun and energizing group environment. Orangetheory Fitness, located in Kalamazoo, is offering KAR members the following membership discount:  $10 discount per month off monthly membership. 

For more information about Orangetheory visit their website at or stop in the Kalamazoo location to discuss membership and see how Orangetheory Fitness can help YOU become stronger!  When signing up for membership, mention that you are a member of Kalamazoo Area Runners to receive the discounted rate*.

*Discount is applicable to current and new Orangetheory members!  KAR discount cannot be applied if the member is already receiving a discounted membership rate.




West Lake Metal Works is a home-based steel and diamond plate design company in Portage, MI.  They have premade metal designs for sale as well as the ability to create custom made metal designs.  Products include medal hangers, bottle openers, wine racks, signs, key holders, and more.

KAR members receive 20% off any medal hangers.  Custom orders not included with discount.

Check out their inventory by visiting



Battle Creek YMCA

The Battle Creek YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the Battle Creek community while building strong minds and strong bodies. Located at 182 Capital Ave., NE, the Battle Creek YMCA is now offering a 15% membership discount to KAR members! Visit YMCA Battle Creek to learn more membership and use the 2018 KAR discount code when registering.