Eric Zapata EZ5K Presented by Norman Camera

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 16, 2016


Kalamazoo, MI

About This Activity

Event Location
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 West O Avenue, Texas Charter Township, MI 49009

About This Event
On April 18, 2011 we all suffered a great loss when Officer Eric Zapata from Kalamazoo Department Public Safety was killed in the line of duty. He dedicated his life to serving the people of Kalamazoo and preserving the safety of our community. To honor Eric and his legacy, the Eric Zapata Memorial Foundation was created. Proceeds for this event will be used to establish a scholarship fund for individuals enrolling in Law Enforcement programs at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Grand Rapids Community College.

New for 2016 - 10K Run

The 10K course is a double loop of the 5K course route

This is a run only and a course time limit of 1 hr  20 min.   All participants must be off the course by this time limit.

New for 2016 - Firefighter Challenge and Tactical Operator Challenge

For firefighters, law enforcement, and military personnel.  Do you want to run in your uniforms?  Signup in the correct category and qualify for special awards.

Special "Team Lisa" Shirts

A Special "Team Lisa" shirt may be ordered through the EZ5K store. Honor Sgt. Lisa Zuk with a special pink "Team Lisa" running shirt. This will be the team shirt for the "Relay for Life" on May 21, 2016. Proceeds from the shirt sales will be donated in Lisa's name to the American Cancer Society. Shirts are technical running shirts in neon pink.

Event Location
The Race/Walk will be held at Kalamazoo Valley Community College located at 6767 West “O” Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 am. Check-in & same day registration begins at 7:00 am until 8:30 am at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Event occurs rain or shine..

The EZ Memorial 5K is also a dog friendly event!

Event Schedule

  • Friday - Early Packet Pickup & Registration: Friday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Kalamazoo Valley Community College inside of Gym A. Signs will be posted directing participants to Gym A.
  • Saturday - The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 am. Check-in & same day registration begins at 7:00 am until 8:30 am at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Event occurs rain or shine. 

2016 Promotion - Apple I-Pad
One lucky registrant will win an Apple I-Pad courtesy of Blue Line Remodeling! Must be present to win prize.

2016 Monthly Drawing
People who register early are automatically entered to win a Nikon digital camera courtesy of Norman Camera! Drawing is done each month!!

Pre-Registration Fees for 5K and 10K Events
Feb 1 to April 14  
• Adult - $25.00
• Student (18 yrs and Under) - $20.00
• Group/Family Discount Option - $5.00 discount for 3-6 members

Online Registration Closing
Thursday April 14, 2016 @ Midnight

Registration - Friday and Saturday
$30.00 • Note: no late team/group entries

Age Categories - New for 2016 (5 Year Age Categories)

  • Men and Women’s Divisions For All Categories 
  • Men’s Overall and Women’s Overall 
  • Men's Masters Overall and Women's Masters Overall 
  • 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70 and Over

Technical T-Shirts 
Every pre-registered participant in the EZ Memorial Run/Walk will receive a Memorial Run T-Shirt. 100% Polyester T-Shirts are no extra charge.  Any participant can upgrade to a Technical Shirt with an extra fee of $5.00.  There are no guarantees for t-shirts after April 5, 2016.  All Shirts will have men's and women's cut.  An extra charge of $5.00 for a technical t-shirt.

Timing & Results
Timing and results will be provided by Mac's Sports Timing. Results will be posted at the race and online at

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