Registration for the 2019 Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Open Soon!

Registration for the 2019 Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Will Open Soon.  

The Seventh Annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k, presented in partnership by Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR), the City of Portage to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 (Expo Saturday, February 23). Join us in this extraordinary community celebration of health and wellness.  The half marathon, 10k and 5k courses highlight the Portage Trail Way System and include a mix of mostly flat paved bike trail and roads.  The half marathon and 5k courses are USAT&F certified.

All running events start and end at Loy Norrix High School, 606 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Events will begin at 8:00am, with individual race start times to be announced.   The half marathon will close registration once it attains its cap of 1,500.   Cutoff time to be included in half marathon results is 3 hours, 45 minutes. Roads will be re-opened at 12:00 noon.

Awards to first place overall open, masters, grand masters, senior masters and five year age division awards three deep in all three events.   Finisher medals to all half marathoners finishing within the time limit. All proceeds will Susan G. Komen Michigan. Our bold goal is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% within the next decade.

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