About This Event: The 6th Annual Winter Blast Half Marathon/10K/5K is organized by the Kalamazoo Area Runners and the City of Portage in a community celebration of health and wellness. All proceeds will support the Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR).
Course: The half marathon, 10k and 5K courses highlight the Portage Trail Way System and include a mix of mostly flat paved bike trail and city roads, road closures will occur as appropriate. The course is cleared of snow and ice as much as possible, however, this is a mid-winter run and conditions may include extreme cold and windy conditions and slick surfaces caused by snow, ice, sleet, hail, mud and rain.
Event Dates and Times: All running events will start and end at Portage Central High School. 8135 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002 on Sunday, February 25, 2018.
Each Race will have its own start as follows:
Half Marathon - 8:00 am
10k - 8:10 am
5k - 8:20 am
Cutoff time to be included in half marathon results is 3 hours, 45 minutes. Roads will be re-opened at 12:00 noon.
Online registration closes Friday, February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm. The half marathon will close registration once it attains a cap of 1500 runners.
Sponsor expo, Early packet pick-up and late registration for all events will be held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Portage Central High School. Race day registration will be available for all events.
Race Day packet pick-up will be Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Portage Central High School from 6:30 - 7:30am. There is no shirt guarantee for transfers or late registrations received after February 24th.