Portage Winter Blast


The 7th Annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon/10K/5K is organized by the Susan G. Komen Michigan, Kalamazoo Area Runners, and the City of Portage in a community celebration of health and wellness presented by Meijer.

The event will take place on Sunday, February 24th at a new location with an improved course at Loy Norrix High School (606 E. Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49001)Finisher medals to all participants in all races! 

All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan. 

EVENT

TIME

PRICE

DETAILS

8:00 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST

$65  (1,500 spots)

Price increases after

December 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

8:10 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST

$15

Price increases after

December 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

8:20 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST

$15

Price increases after

December 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

 

Cut off time to be included in half marathon results is 3 hours, 45 minutes.  Roads will be re-opened at 12:00 noon.

 

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.

 

Registration:

Online registration closes Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 11:59 pm.  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 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Loy Norrix High School. Race day registration will be available for all events.

Race Day packet pick-up will be Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Loy Norrix High School from 6:30 – 7:30 am.

There is no shirt guarantee for transfers or late registrations received after February 21st

Due to safety and potential liability issues, anyone running with a bib not their own in any race will be disqualified.

 

Registration Fees: 

Period 1: October 1 – December 31, 2018

Half Marathon: $65 ($10 discount for KAR members)  FEES INCLUDE TECH TEE SHIRT

5k/10k: $15 ($5 discount for KAR members) REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE WITHOUT A TECH TEE SHIRT.  PARTICIPANTS MAY ORDER A SHIRT WITH A $20 EXTRA CHARGE

 

Period 2: January 1 to February 21, 2019 (Registration closes 2/21/2019)

Half Marathon: $75 ($10 discount for KAR members) FEES INCLUDE TECH TEE SHIRT

5k/10k: $20 ($5 discount to KAR members) REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE WITHOUT A TECH TEE SHIRT.  PARTICIPANTS MAY ORDER A SHIRT WITH A $20 EXTRA CHARGE

 

Late Registration (On-site only, Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th)

Half Marathon: $85 ($10 discount for KAR members)

5k/10k: $45 ($5 discount for KAR members)

 

Awards:

Awards to first place overall open, masters, grand masters, senior masters and five year age division three deep. Finisher medals to all half marathoners completing the race within the time limit.

 

Fundraising:

When you support Komen Michigan at Winter Blast this year, you help encourage tens of thousands of individuals across Michigan impacted by breast cancer. Your participation supports life-saving interventions, educational resources, and treatment aids to individuals throughout Southwest Michigan.  Those like, Strong Women of Faith, West Michigan Cancer Center, and Kalamazoo County Health Department.  For this, we are grateful.Breast Cancer is happening right now, it is in our communities and around the globe.  People just like you are giving their time and money to those in need.  We hope you’ll join us in the chance to increase your impact and give back to your local community, and receive some great swag as a thank you from us (check it out below)!When you donate, you will help us provide screening, diagnosis and treatment services within our local community – because everyone deserves access to affordable, high-quality care.  Your support will allow individuals to focus on healing.Fundraising can begin as early as the first day you register and will wrap up 4 weeks following the Winter Blast Race.  Gifts will be mailed approximately 5 weeks after Winter Blast.

 

More event details:

Race Contact Info:

If you have any questions about this race email Brady Velazquez at bvelazquez@komenmichigan.org

 

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