The Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) sponsors weekly group runs open to members of KAR as well as the running community of the greater Kalamazoo/Portage and Battle Creek areas. Runs occur from multiple locations and runners and walkers of all paces and ability are encouraged to join.
You only need to register for one of the weekly runs in order to particiapate in any of the runs. However, if you would like to be included on the email distribution lists for any of the runs, you will want to register for each run as each group has its own unique distribution list..
The safety and well-being of club members, participants, volunteers, and staff is top priority. Per the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) group running operational preparedness guide for COVID-19, group runs will follow all guidance from local, state, and federal authorities, and the Center for Disease Control regarding COVID-19.
In order to participate in any KAR sponsored group run, you must complete the mandatory one-time pre-registration and waiver. The waiver includes an acknowledgement that you have read and agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html. Upon arrival to group runs, participants will need to show the group run director proof of their signed waiver via their phone or paper copy.
We welcome all runners to join us in our group runs if you feel comfortable participating in a responsible, socially distanced environment. HOWEVER, if you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms or have come in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home and stay safe:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Persons from high risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult their physician before participating
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
Tuesday - Rise n Run - 5amMeet at Sawalls on Oakland Drive at 5am.Activity Starts: 1/4/2022 05:00 - Activity Ends: 12/27/2022 05:00Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:01Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone number
Wednesday - Portage - 5:30pmMultiple locations. Winter runs start from Kalamazoo Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, 3275 Cooley Court, Portage. Spring, Summer, and Fall runs start from Celery Flats on the Portage Bicentennial Trail.Activity Starts: 1/5/2022 17:30 - Activity Ends: 12/28/2022 17:30Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:01Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone number
Thursday - Richland - 6pmMeet in the Richland Village Square (in front of the library) at 6pm.Activity Starts: 1/6/2022 18:00 - Activity Ends: 12/29/2022 19:00Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:01Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone number
Sunday - KAR in Battle Creek - YMCA DowntownMeets at the Downtown Battle Creek YMCA. Check KAR in Battle Creek Facebook for weekly start time.Activity Starts: 1/2/2022 15:00 - Activity Ends: 12/25/2022 15:00Registration opens : 12/1/2021 00:01Activity type: Running raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone number