NEW!!! Join the KAR Team at the Southwest Michigan First Catalyst Community Challenge at Borgess Run for the Health of It!

NEW! Kalamazoo Area Runners is pleased to announce we will be organizing half marathon and 5k teams (1 each) for the Southwest Michigan First Catalyst Community Challenge at the 2013 Borgess Run for the Health of It May 5, 2013!   Complete the form via the link below to indicate you would like to run on behalf of either our half marathon or 5k team by March 24, 2013. 

Click here to express an interest in running on the Half Marathon or 5k Team

If we have more than 10 runners per team, names will be drawn via lottery at the annual banquet on March 28, 2013.  Kalamazoo Area Runners will pay the $25 team entry fee and each team member will be provided with a Kalamazoo Area Runners moisture-wicking performance shirt (A-4 or similar brand).  Each participant is responsible for their own race entry fee and must register individually once the team is set up.

Teams may be composed of between five and ten runners, and may be co-ed.   Scoring is based on the finish place of the top five runners in their respective age group.

For more information on the team competition, visit

Southwest Michigan First Catalyst Community Challenge

Team Captains Needed

Team captains are needed for both the half marathon and 5k team (1 each).  Captain will automatically receive a spot on their respective team and receive 50 KAR volunteer points.  Captains are responsible for: 

  • Generating motivational/informational communications to team members
  • Managing team roster
  • Coordinating race weekend activities for team (meet before race, photos, shirt     distribution, team dinner, etc)
  • Participating in the respective event on race weekend (half marathon or 5k).

If you are interested in serving as a team captain for the Kalamazoo Area Runners Half Marathon or 5k Team, contact Bonnie Sexton at