Event Info


Visit our sponsor expo, late registration and packet pick-up on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 2:00  – 4:00pm in the Commons area of Portage Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI.   Meet members of our pace team as you prepare for your mid winter half marathon experience.

Race Day

All pre and post race activities will be held indoors in the commons area of Portage Central High School 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI on  Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Packet pick-up and late registration will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 am for all events.

Runner gear check will be available (bring your own bag) indoors and gear check tags will be available.


Plenty of free parking is available at the middle school, elementary school, Portage Community Center, Portage Public Library and City of Portage lots.  Please note South Westnedge Avenue will be closed from 7:45 – 9:30am, and the school lots above will not be accessible at that time.

The Portage Central High School lots accessible via Centre Ave, Mustang Drive and Westnedge will not be accessible to race participants and serves as the venue for the start finish line area, and volunteer/vendor parking.

Race Start Times and Location

Events will take start according to the following schedule:

8:00 am Half Marathon

8:10 am 10k

8:20 am 5k

The starting line for the half marathon and 10k will be in the north parking lot in front of Portage Central High School.  The starting line for the 5k will be in front of the Portage Central Middle School.

Timing and Results

Timing will be provided by Macs Sports Timing using D-Tag electronic technology with mats at both the start and finish line for the half marathon and 10k.  The 5k will have a finish line timing mat.   Bibs must be securely fastened and visible on the front of an outermost garment, and tags must be security attached to your shoe, electronic strip facing inside.

Results will be posted as soon as possible in the commons area of Portage Central High School, online at http://www.macssportstiming.com and www.portagewinterblast.wordpress.com.

We are pleased to feature runner results texting (number provided via online registration).

Refreshments, Entertainment and Awards

Post-Race refreshments, live entertainment, post race massage and awards pick-up all take place indoors in the commons area of Portage Central High School immediately following the event.  Awards will be available for pick up at the awards table as soon as possible following the event.