Portage Winter Blast - VIRTUAL RACE

Sun February 21 - Sun March 14 Kalamazoo, MI 49001 US Directions
Place
606 E Kilgore Rd
Loy Norrix High School
Kalamazoo, MI US 49001
Description

The 8th Annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon/10K/5K is organized by Susan G. Komen Michigan, Kalamazoo Area Runners, and the City of Portage in a community celebration of health and wellness. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan. Over the last 20 years, Komen Michigan has funded over $12 million in community breast health programs across 24 counties.  

COVID-19 Update 01/13/2021

With ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, in the best interest of our community we have made the decision to switch to a virtual event. While the pandemic has cancelled many important moments in our lives, our mission to end breast cancer isn’t cancelled, and neither is the Winter Blast event! We're inviting you to participate virtually, because the women and men facing breast cancer need our support now, as much as ever. Whether it's emotional support via our helpline, financial support through our treatment assistance program, or help navigating their care journey, we must be there for them.

No one should face breast cancer alone. Whether you run for a friend who is newly-diagnosed, a co-worker living with this disease or in memory of a loved one, or yourself, we're stronger when we run together - even when we're apart.

Additional details regarding the virtual races will be released in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for updates. 

Packet Pick Up & Packet Delivery 

Susan G. Komen Michigan, Kalamazoo Area Runners, and the City of Portage takes the health and safety of our participants, supporters, volunteers, and staff very seriously. We encourage everyone to participate in our curbside packet pick up at KELC Events - Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center (1417 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001).

All registered runners will receive their bib and finisher medal at packet pickup. 

Friday, February 19th 11am – 7pm 

Saturday. February 20th 11am – 3pm 

While curbside packet pick up is strongly encouraged, if you are not local, your packet will be mailed to you. Please note that due to delivery times, your packet may not arrive before February 21. 

Registration

Online registration will close Sunday, February 18th at 11:59pm.

There is no shirt guarantee for transfers or registrations received after January 31, 2021.

Runners may drop from the virtual half marathon to the virtual 10k or 5k at no additional charge but cannot transfer from the 10k or 5k to the half marathon.

Registration Fees

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.

WINTER BLAST HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP

  

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WINTER BLAST 10K COURSE MAP

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WINTER BLAST 5K COURSE MAP

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Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Half Marathon Participants!  Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $20.00.

10k/5k Participants!  Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $10.00.

Referral registrations MUST be made using the special referral link provided at checkout.  Encourage your friends to join us at Winter Blast - Post to Facebook, Tweet and share via email!

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