Registration

Pre-registration for the 2015 Winter Blast Half Marathon & 5k is now closed. 

Late registration for the half marathon and 5k is available at the sponsor Expo and Packet pickup Saturday, February 28, 2015 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 1, 2015.  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 1, 2015. 

There is no t-shirt guarantee for transfers or late registrations after February 23, 2015.   If surplus shirts remain, they may be purchased or exchanged for another size after registration close on race day. There will be no shirt exchanges available after Sunday, March 1.

***Due to safety and potential liability issues, participants running with a bib assigned to someone else will be disqualified***. 

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

  • October 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014: $35 KAR members, $45 Non-member friends
  • December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015:  $45 KAR members, $55 Non-member friends
  • February 1, 2015 – February 23, 2015:  $55 KAR members, $65 Non-member friends
  • February 28, 2015 – Late Registration: $65 KAR members, $75 Non-member friends

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

  • October 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014: $20 KAR members, $25 Non-member friends
  • December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015: $25 KAR members, $30 Non-member friends
  • February 1, 2015 – February 23, 2015: $30 KAR members, $35 Non-member friends
  • February 28 and March 1, 2015 – 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 12:00noon February 23, 2015 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. 

Online Transfers, Deferments and Drop Downs are no longer available.  They will be permitted in person on Saturday, February 28 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at the sponsor expo, packet pick-up and late registration, or Sunday morning from 6:30am – 7:30am.  No transfers, deferments or drop downs after registration closes on Sunday morning. 

Click on the link below for a downloadable 2015 Winter Blast Half Marathon Transfer, Deferment and Drop Down Form.

2015 Winter Blast Half Marathon Transfer, Deferment and Drop Down Form

For questions contact John Olbrot, Registration Coordinator, at  john.olbrot@kalamazooarearunners.org.  Transfer and deferment requests, along with the $10 fee must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2015.   Requests received after the post mark deadline will not be accepted.  The deadline for online transfers/deferements and drop downs is February 23, 2015 at 12:00noon. The race director reserves the right to temporarily re-open registration in the event of an adequate number of deferments.