Saint Mary Apple Classic 5K

Sat September 29, 2018 Kalamazoo, MI US 49009 Directions

5K Run/Walk

9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Kids Fun Run

9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
8619 West ML Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI US 49009

About This Event:

NEW LOCATION FOR 2018:  Verhage Vintage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill

Run, walk, or skip your way through scenic Verhage Fruit Farm’s beautiful apple orchard trails.  The 5k will be timed and we will also have a 1-mile kids fun run for the little ones.  Bubbles, silly string and fun obstacles make this run a fun challenge!  Come out and help us support the children of St. Mary School of Paw Paw run the race for a brighter education.    After the race, explore Verhage Fruit Farm and Cider Mill during their Apple Fest celebration! Donuts, treats, cider, kids activities and vendors!


Event Date:

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Event Location:

Verhage Fruit Farm and Cider Mill,  8619 West ML Ave.,  Kalamazoo Mi 49009


Event Times: 

  • 8:00 am - 8:45 am Packet Pickup and Same Day Registration
  • 8:45 am  Proceed to start line
  • 9:00 am  Race begins
  • 10:00 am  Awards Ceremony
  • 10:00 am  Kid's 1 mile Fun Run
  • 11:00 am  Course closes/ Event ends


Registration Fees:   

  • $15 Children ages 4-12
  • $30 Early Registration (now through August 31)
  • $35 Late Registration (September 1 – September 27) **Online Registration Ends on September 27 (11:59 pm)
  • $35 Same Day Registration
  • $5 Discount for Kalamazoo Area Runners
  • $5 Kids 1 mile Fun Run (*Additional $5 for kid's fun run tee shirts)
  • Kid's Fun Run includes running through bubbles, silly string, and other fun obstacles


Registration Includes:

  • Free Parking
  • T-Shirt
  • Finisher Medals
  • Event goody Bag                            



Top 3 finishers for the following categories

  • Top 3 in the Children's category ages 4-12  
  • Top 3 Female finishers
  • Top 3 Male finishers



  • Strollers please stay on the far right during the run/walk event
  • NO pets please


Tee Shirts:

To be guaranteed a tee shirt, registration must be completed before September 16th (11:59 pm).  A limited amount of extra tee shirts will be ordered but will be available on a "First Come First Serve" basis during packet pickup (race day).


Timing and Scoring: 

Provided by MAC Sports Timing


Weather Disclaimer:

We want everyone to have a fun and safe experience!  We hope that our race proceeds without any delay! However, race directors or Verhage Fruit Farm have the right to cancel the race due to inclement weather, or other unforeseen reason that would jeopardize racer or volunteer safety. In these circumstances, refunds will not be made.  We thank you in advance for your understanding.


Contact Information:


Phone: (269) 657-3750

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