The 7th Annual Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k, presented in partnership by Kalamazoo Area Runners, Komen Michigan and the City of Portage, will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Runners and spectators alike are invited to join in this extraordinary community celebration of health and wellness. The courses highlight the Portage trailway and include a mix of mostly flat paved bike trails and roads.
Registration is open! Registration for the half marathon will close once it reaches a cap of 1,500 participants.
New Location! Due to construction at Portage Central High School, the 2019 Winter Blast will start and end at Loy Norrix High School, 606 East Kilgore Road. Parking will be available at Loy Norrix.
The half marathon will begin at 8 AM, the 5k at 8:10 AM, followed by the 10k at 8:20 AM. Post-race refreshments, entertainment and awards will be presented in the cafeteria at Loy Norrix.
Register to run, sign up to volunteer, learn more about the event or view race routes at: www.portagewinterblast.wordpress.com.