The 10th Annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k, is presented in partnership with Komen Michigan, Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR), and the City of Portage taking place on Sunday, February 27th, 2022. Late registration and packet pick up will be on Saturday, February 26th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at KELC Events (1417 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo). Packet pick-up and late registration will also be held on race day- Sunday February 27th from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. at Loy Norrix High School. This will take place in a large tent along with a sponsor expo, with races beginning at 8:00 a.m. No event day registration for marathon runners.
Join us in this extraordinary community celebration of health and wellness. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan and the Kalamazoo Area Runners. 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.
All running events start and end at Loy Norrix High School, 606 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Events will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the half marathon. The 5k will begin at 8:10 followed by the 10k at 8:20. The half marathon will close registration once it attains its cap of 1,500 participants. 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 male and female 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 and participation medals to the remaining half marathoners and all 10k and 5k participants!