Registration

Registration for the 3rd Annual Winter Blast Half Marathon and 5k is OPEN!!!

Click on the SignMeUp logo below to register online through February 23, 2015 at 12:00noon (or until cap is attained for the Half Marathon)

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Paper registration forms are available via the link below and must be post marked by February 16, 2015.  Registrations for the half marathon received after the event attains its cap of 1,500 will be returned to the registrant.

2015 Winter Blast Half Marathon & 5k Registration Form

Participants may confirm registration via the link below.  Your email confirmation will be resent to the email address provided.

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The Half Marathon Registration Fee Schedule is as follows (includes long sleeve technical shirt)

  • October 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014: $35 KAR members, $45 Non-member friends
  • December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015:  $45 KAR members, $55 Non-member friends
  • February 1, 2015 – February 23, 2015:  $55 KAR members, $65 Non-member friends
  • February 28, 2015 – Late Registration: $65 KAR members, $75 Non-member friends

The 5k Registration Fee Schedule is as follows (includes long sleeve technical shirt)

  • October 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014: $20 KAR members, $25 Non-member friends
  • December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015: $25 KAR members, $30 Non-member friends
  • February 1, 2015 – February 23, 2015: $30 KAR members, $35 Non-member friends
  • February 28 and March 1, 2015 – Late/Race Day Registration: $35 KAR members, $40 Non-member friends

KAR members will receive a unique discount code for the half marathon and 5k prior to registration open via the membership email distribution

Late registration for the half marathon and 5k is available at the sponsor Expo and Packet pickup Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Portage Central High School (Commons area) from 2:00 – 5:00pm.   Late registration for the 5k only is available at Portage Central High School (Commons Area) from 6:30 – 7:30am on Sunday, March 1, 2015.  Packet pick-up for the 5k and half marathon is available both days.  There will be no late registration for the half marathon Sunday, March 1, 2015.   There is no t-shirt guarantee for transfers or late registrations after February 23, 2015.   ***Due to safety and potential liability issues, participants running with a bib assigned to someone else will be disqualified***. 

Refunds, Transfers and Deferments

There will be NO REFUNDS for any event, including cancellation due to extreme weather conditions.   Transfers and deferments for the half marathon will be permitted for a $10 processing fee until 12:00noon February 23, 2014 and at late/race day registration.  There is no shirt size guarantee for late/race day registrations and transfers.  Participants may exchange shirts for another size, subject to availability, immediately following the event.   There are no transfers or deferments for the 5k.  Runners may drop from the half marathon to the 5k at no additional charge, but cannot transfer from the 5k to the half marathon. 

Click here to submit your transfer, deferment or drop down.

Click on the link below for a downloadable 2015 Winter Blast Half Marathon Transfer, Deferment and Drop Down Form.

2015 Winter Blast Half Marathon Transfer, Deferment and Drop Down Form

For questions contact John Olbrot, Registration Coordinator, at  john.olbrot@kalamazooarearunners.org.  Transfer and deferment requests, along with the $10 fee must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2015.   Requests received after the post mark deadline will not be accepted.  The deadline for online transfers/deferements and drop downs is February 23, 2015 at 12:00noon. The race director reserves the right to temporarily re-open registration in the event of an adequate number of deferments.