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Friday and Sunday: All races held at Borgess Health & Fitness Center
3025 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Saturday: Expo held at Wings Stadium (I94, Exit 80)
3600 Vanrick Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
About This Event
Join us for the 34th annual Borgess Run for the Health of It. The Borgess Run is an annual community celebration of health and fitness. It is also one of the largest and most diverse road races in Southwest Michigan.
Registration Deadlines & Packet Pick-Up
Online registration is available until midnight on Wednesday, May 1st. Late registration is available for an addtional fee during packet pick-up. There is no race-day registration.
Packet Picket-Up for Sunday events is at Wings Stadium (3600 Vanrick Drive, off I94, Exit 80) on May 4th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. and at the race site on May 5th starting at 6:30 AM.
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 3
> Kids Expo - 3:30 to 5:30 PM (registration and packet pick up for Friday events only)
> Meijer Kids Fun Run - 6:00 PM
> Motivational Mile - 6:05 PM
Saturday, May 4
> Expo / Packet Pick Up - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 5
> Packet Pick Up - 6:30 AM (no race-day registration)
> Marathon - 8:00 AM
> Half Marathon - 8:20 AM
> 5K Run - 8:35 AM
> Priority Health 5K Walk - 8:35 AM
Meijer Kids Fun Run
Children ages 12 and under are invited to join us on Friday, May 3rd for the one mile Meijer Kids Fun Run. This FREE non-competitive event welcomes parents and strollers. Parents need not register. All children registered by Friday, April 26 will receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts will also be available for $5 the day of the event while supplies last.
The Motivational Mile is an event for people celebrating a health-related victory, rehabilitation or physical lifestyle change. The Motivational Mile takes place on Friday night, May 3rd. The event is free without a t-shirt and $5 with a t-shirt.
Priority Health 5K Walk
Walk alone or with friends and family in this non-competitive, untimed event. Walkers who want an official time should enter the 5K Run. Strollers at the back please.
Borgess 5K Run
A Borgess Run tradition, this 3.1 mile race is our largest, most poplar event.
Borgess Half Marathon
This 13.1 mile race has grown tremendously in recent years, as participants appreciate the beauty of the course and the crowd support.
Because of the tour of Kalamazoo, the crowd support and diversity of scenery, this 26.2 mile race is becoming one of Michigan's most popular marathons.
New this year is team competition. Gather your friends, neighbors and/or co-workers to make your running experience more exciting! Your team must be pre-registered for you to sign up for a team. There is Open and Corporate competition in the 5K Run, Open and Corporate competition in the Half Marathon, and Spirit Competition in the 5K Walk. Please check the website www.borgessrun.com for details.
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
In consideration of your accepting this entry form, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators waive and release all rights and claims for damages I may have against the Borgess Run for the Health of It, the sponsors of the event, its agents, representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me at said Run, or which may rise out of traveling to and participating in and returning from these events. I acknowledge that registration is only a license to participate in the event. There is no guarantee as to quality or any element of the scheduled event, that the scheduled event may be cancelled, shortened or altered due to weather, other acts of God, terrorism, or for any other reasons within or not within the control of the Borgess Run for the Health of It in whole or in part, and there are no refunds for any reason whatsoever, and I understand that these terms are a condition of the entry fee and I agree to register subject to these terms.
I also authorize the Borgess Run for the Health of It to utilize any photographs, personal narrative, interviews, or audio and video recording of my participation in any Borgess Run event for any and all purposes.