Registration

Pre-registration for the Winter Blast Half Marathon & 5k is now closed!  Late 5k and half marathon registration is available at the sponsor Expo and Packet pickup Saturday, March 1, 2014 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 2, 2014.  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 2, 2014.   There is no t-shirt guarantee for transfers or late registrations after February 24, 2014.   ***Due to safety and potential liability issues, participants running with a bib assigned to someone else will be disqualified***. 

Click on the SignMeUp logo below to register online through February 24, 2014 at 11:00pm (or until cap is attained for the Half Marathon)

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the 2014 Winter Blast Half Marathon & 5k Registration Form

Paper registration forms must be post marked by February 17, 2014.  Registrations for the half marathon received after the event attains its cap of 1,500 will be returned to the registrant.

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

Click here for participant confirmation

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

  • October 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013: $35 KAR members, $45 Non-member friends
  • December 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014:  $45 KAR members, $55 Non-member friends
  • February 1, 2014 – February 24, 2014:  $55 KAR members, $65 Non-member friends
  • March 1, 2014 Late Registration: $65 KAR members, $75 Non-member friends

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

  • October 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013: $20 KAR members, $25 Non-member friends
  • December 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014: $25 KAR members, $30 Non-member friends
  • February 1, 2014 – February 24, 2014: $30 KAR members, $35 Non-member friends
  • March 1 & 2, 2014 – 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

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 11:00 pm February 24, 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 for online transfers and deferments

Click here for the 2014 Winter Blast Half Marathon & 5k Transfer & Deferment Form

For questions contact John Olbrot at  john.olbrot@kalamazooarearunners.org.   Transfer and deferment requests, along with the $10 fee must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2014.   Requests received after the post mark deadline will not be accepted.  The deadline for online transfers/deferements and drop downs is February 24, 2014 at 11:00pm. The race director reserves the right to temporarily re-open registration in the event of an adequate number of deferments.