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Location: Battle Creek, MI US 49037 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Events
Event Time Price Details
Battle Creek Half Marathon
Time
7:00AM EDT
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Battle Creek 5k
Time
7:10AM EDT
N/A
Place
256 Helmer Rd N
Battle Creek, MI US 49037
Description

***To guarantee a shirt, you must register by June 20. After June 20th, shirts are available while supplies last.***

The Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5k is Battle Creek's first and only half marathon. Starting at Territorial Brewing Company, participants will run to and through the grounds of the Field of Flight and experience the balloons launching while getting an up close view of the festival grounds as they are running by. Runners will then continue on the beautiful streets and boulevards of Battle Creek for a fairly flat, scenic course.

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Course

Half Marathon:

Beginning at Territorial Brewing Company, runners will make their way to the Field of Flight where they will run the runways while watching balloons launch (weather permitting) and get an up close view of the Field of Flight attractions. Runners will exit the grounds and run the streets and boulevards of Battle Creek before finishing back at Territorial Brewing Company. The time limit for completing the half marathon course is 3 and 1/2 hours, or 16 min/mile average pace. 

5K:

Beginning at Territorial Brewing Company, runners will make their way to the Field of Flight where they will run the runways while watching balloons launch (weather permitting) and get an up close view of the Field of Flight attractions before heading back to Territorial Brewing Company to the finish.

Breakfast and Brews

Breakfast and Brews is an optional add-on for participants and all spectators. When registering, add the number of tickets you need for the event. Tickets for Breakfast and Brews are $10 each and include a breakfast scramble, two pancakes, a breakfast meat and a short glass of a specialty Territorial Brewing Company beer. Proof of age will be needed to receive alcoholic beverages.

***Breakfast and Brews is LIMITED to 400 participants. Register early, we expect this to fill quickly!***

 

Registration Information
  • Half Marathon and 5k prices increase $5 on April 1, 2017
  • Half Marathon, $65 until April 1, 2017
  • 5K, $35 until April 1, 2017
  • On-line registration closes June 28, 2017
  • There are NO REFUNDS for the Half Marathon or 5k registrations.
  • The time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 and 1/2 hours, which is a 16 min/mile average pace.
  • Half Marathon registrations may be transferred until June 15, 2017 for a $10 processing fee.
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Free Event Photos

Free event photos will be provided by Time Frame Photography. Participants will recieve a link where photos will be available and posted after the event.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, June 30  from 3-8 pm at Festival Market Square, Downtown Battle Creek. It is possible to have friends or family pick up your packet for you. If you reistered for Breakfast and Brews you will recieve your wristband for that event. However, you will still need to present your ID to Territorial Brewing Company to validate age the day of the event.

While we realize it may be difficult for some to make it to the Friday packet pick-up, we are offering a VERY LIMITED packet pick-up the morning of the event from 6-6:30. Please make every effort possible to have your registration materials picked up at the scheduled packet pick-up on Friday, June 30.

If you cannot make necessary arrangements to do so and will need to utilize the packet pick-up the morning of the event, you must e-mail info@cerealcityathletics.com ahead of time with your request.

Veterans Helping Veterans

Our 2017 charity partner is Veterans Helping Veterans. Veterans Helping Veterans is an advocate for displaced and homeless military veterans. They provide assistance in the form of furniture, household items and basic necessities to veterans who have gained housing. Veterans Helping Veterans is in constant need of donations.

We will have a collection site at the packet pick up and on race day for the following items:

  • bath towels, washcloths, soap
  • tooth brushes/toothpaste
  • shower curtains
  • paper towels/toilet paper
  • grooming items (combs, brushes, razors, etc)
  • shampoo/conditioner/shaving cream
  • kitchen utensils/silverware
  • pots/pans
  • pillows/blankets/sheets
  • coffee pots/toasters
 
The organization also collects larger items such as beds, couches, tables and other furniture. If you wish to donate larger household items, please contact Larry at info@vetshelpswmi.org. Please do not bring larger items to the half marathon collection site.
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