Your presence is requested at the 2014 Kalamazoo Area Runners Annual Membership Banquet!

Kalamazoo Area Runners Annual Membership Banquet

Thursday, March 20, 2014


6:30 PM at the Fetzer Center, WMU

Guest Arrival and Check in from 6:15-6:30 PM


Ed Kozloff Literacy Run 2013 (1)-1

Guest Speaker, Ed Kozloff


About the Event

The 2014 Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30pm at Fetzer Center at WMU (registration and check in 6:15 – 6:30pm).  The evening’s events will be presented in two parts.  Part I will begin with dinner provided by Fetzer Center Catering at 6:30pm and a presentation by our special guest speaker Ed Kozloff entitled “The History of Running, Nationally and in Michigan.”  Ed Kozloff has served as president of the Motor City Striders since 1975, leading the club to national recognition and promoting running in Michigan.  Having directed over 1,000 races including the Motor City Marathon and the Detroit Free Press International Marathon, he may be considered the “father of modern distance running” in Michigan.  Contributions to charities from the Motor Cities Striders events total over $25,000,000.  Ed’s collection of running memorabilia may be unmatched.  His writing and collaboration can be found in many magazines and books.


There is a charge ($20 Adult Member/$25 Adult Non-Member/$10 Children under 12) for dinner and the presentation.


Part II will begin at 7:40pm and will include our Runner Recognition Awards, Volunteer Awards, Annual Business Meeting and Election and Door Prize Drawing.  Part II attendance only is FREE of charge.

Pre-registration is required and closes at 5:00pm, Friday, March 14, 2014.



Register Here!





Below is the evening’s itinerary:


6:15 – 6:30     Guest Arrival and Check in

6:30 – 7:30    Part I: Dinner and Special Guest Speaker

7:30-7:40       10 minute break, Part II arrivals

7:40 – 8:40    Part II: Awards, Business Meeting and Election, Door Prizes


Volunteers Needed 


5:30 – 6:00                2-4 Volunteers Needed for Set Up

6:00 – Event start     2-3 Volunteers Needed for Check in

6:00 – 7:30                2 Volunteers to Staff Memorabilia Table

7:30 – 9:00                2 Volunteers to Staff Memorabilia Table

Beginning at 8:45      2-4 Volunteers Needed for Tear Down


Email Amy Clark at  with questions or to volunteer.