The Third Annual Winter Blast Half Marathon and 5k, presented in partnership by Kalamazoo Area Runners and the City of Portage will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (Expo Saturday, February 28). Pre-registration open now through noon on Monday, February 23, 2015 (see details below for late registration).
For more information, registration or volunteer opportunities, visit the event website at www.portagewinterblast.wordpress.com.
Join us in this extraordinary community celebration of health and wellness as Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) and the City of Portage present the 3rd Annual Winter Blast Half Marathon and 5k. The USAT&F certified half marathon and 5k courses highlight the Portage Trail Way System and include a mix of mostly flat paved bike trail and roads. The Half Marathon serves as the 2015 RRCA Michigan State Championship Event. All running events will start and end at Portage Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002 on Sunday, March 1, 2015. 5k starts at 8:00 am and the half marathon starts at 8:10 am.
The half marathon will close registration once it attains its cap of 1,500. Cutoff time to be included in half marathon results is 3 hours, 45 minutes. Roads will be re-opened at 12:00 noon.
Sponsor expo, packet pick-up and late registration will be held from 2:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Portage Central High School in the Commons area. Race day registration for the 5k only and half marathon & 5k packet pick-up will be Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Portage Central High School from 6:30 – 7:30am. Race day registration for the half marathon will not be available.
Awards to first place overall open, masters, grand masters, senior masters and five year age division awards three deep in both the Half Marathon and 5k. Finisher medals to all half marathoners finishing within the time limit. All proceeds will support the Winter Blast Half Marathon and 5k and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR).