Pre-Registration for the 2016 Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is now OPEN!

Pre-registration for the 2016 Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is now Closed.


Please join us for late registration and packet pickup at the Winter Blast Expo on Saturday, February 27th from 2-5:00pm in the Commons of Portage Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI.  Late registration will also be available for all events on Sunday, February 28th from 6:30-7:30am.

The Fourth Annual Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k, presented in partnership by Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) and the City of Portage will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 (Expo Saturday, February 27). 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 the 5k courses are USAT&F certified.

New for 2016 is the 10k distance, based on feedback received from past Winter Blast participants!

All running events start and end at Portage Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI  49002 on Sunday, February 28, 2016.  5k starts at 8:00 am and the half marathon and 10k start at 8:10 am. 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 support the Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR).

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