Course

Click on the links below to view the Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon & 5k Course Maps.

Winter Blast Half Marathon Course Map

Winter Blast 5k Course Map

The Winterblast half marathon course is a combination of paved bike trail and roads highlighting the park system throughout the City of Portage, with the 5k primarily on roads.  The half marathon starts and finishes in front of the brand new Portage Central High School building.  The 5k starts on Westnedge Avenue and finishes in front of Portage Central.

Aid stations will be provided at 1 1/2 miles, 3 1/2 miles (mile 1 1/2 of the 5k), 5 miles, 7 miles, 9 miles, 11 miles and the finish line.   Electrolyte beverage will be provided every other aid station and Gu will be distributed near mile 9.

Half Marathon Course Description and Turn by Turn

  • Starts in the parking lot of Portage Central High School:
  • Exits south on Westnedge Avenue
  • Follows Westnedge Avenue South for 1 mile
  • Turns east (left) on South Shore Drive for a tour of a lakeside residential area (West Lake)
  • Turn Left on Lakeview
  • Turn Right on Quarter Line
  • Turn Right on Southshore
  • Turn Left on Organdy
  • Turn Left on Calico
  • Turn Right on Cordoroy
  • Turn Right on Gabardine
  • Turn Right on Chambray
  • Turn Left on Calico
  • Turn Right on Westnedge Avenue
  • Follow Westnedge Avenue North to South Westnedge Park
  • Turn Left into South Westnedge Park Main (North)Entrance
  • Continue past ball diamonds to Parking Lot
  • Turn left in Parking Lot
  • Continue to Portage Trailway
  • Follow Trailway through woods to Industrial Drive
  • Trail runs along Industrial Drive for 1 mile through a commercial park.
  • Turn Right on Centre Ave
  • Turn Left on Currier (cross Centre)
  • Enter Portage Bicentennial Trail
  • Follow Trail 1/2 mile to Garden Lane
  • Turn Right on Garden Lane
  • Enter the bike trail on the north side of Garden Lane
  • Turn Left on Lover’s Lane
  • Follow Lovers Lane 2 1/2 miles to the Kilgore Road Trailhead
  • Turn Left into the trailhead parking lot.
  • Turn Left on Trail
  • Stay Right at first loop
  • Stay Left at second loop
  • Follow Trail to Currier
  • Take Currier to Center
  • Cross Center and enter Portage Central High School
  • Finish in Parking Lot in front of the school