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Welcome to the 11th annual Winter Blast Run! The Winter Blast 5K and 1K Winter Flurry Kids run kick off the racing season in West Michigan and in 2013 our race was selected as the lead race in the Michigan Runner of the Year Series. The 5K is a flat and accurate with all 3 miles visibly marked. We have had competitive fields including Michigan Runner of Year winners Kris Koster, Nick Stanko, Wanda Handlin, Rob Hyde, as well as Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier Katie Jazwinski. A few unique features of our race are the indoor finish, post race food sponsored by Family Fare, and lots of raffle prizes!. If you are looking for a race that covers all the little details the Winter Blast is for you. With over 50 volunteers it is known as a “race for runners put on by runners”.
Check out our race on Facebook or Twitter @WinterBlast5k and help and promote our event!
Thank you for your support of our race in the past and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday February 15th, 2020.
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8:30 am Packet pickup at Middle School Gym. (Friday 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Striders in Grandville – 4045 Chicago Drive SW)
10:00 - 5K start time. 10:45 - Kids 1K Fun Run. Refreshments & awards after race. Lots of raffle prizes.
Results posted at Michianatiming.com and of course here on runsignup.com
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
The Winter Blast is organized and put on by parents and coaches of the Calvin Christian Cross Country teams. A majority of the profits help to reduce cross country camp fees for team members. Both teams have had considerable success in recent years and appreciate your support of the Winter Blast. The Winter Blast also benefits the Calvin Christian Athletic Boosters.
MHSAA State Final Finishes - Boys Team: 1976 - 3rd, 1980 - 10th, 1983 - 9th, 1985 - 7th, 1988 - 13th, 2008 – 6th, 2009 – 2nd, 2010 – 1st, 2011 – 1st, 2012 – 3rd, 2013 – 5th, 2014 – 7th, 2015 – 13th , 2018 – 5th, 2019 - 2nd
MHSAA State Finals Finishes - Girls Team: 1986 – 2nd, 2987 - 3rd, 1988 - 6th, 1989 - 8th, 1993 - 20th, 1994, 19th, 2005 - 20th, 2010 – 10th, 2011 – 8th, 2012 – 2nd, 2013 – 7th, 2014 – 7th, 2015 – 6th, 2016 – 8th, 2017-3rd, 2018 – 2nd, 2019 - 3rd