How much does it cost to register in the events?
The full marathon is $95
The half marathon is $75
The 10K is $40
The 5K walk and 5K run is $30
The Kids' 1K is Free!
Please note all events will increase in price after December 31, 2023.
Do you have age limits on the races?
We want to encourage everyone to participate safely and healthily.  However, each person must meet the eligibility requirements for their specific racing event as follows:
  • The 5K distance is open to all participants.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Participants for a 10K distance must be 10 years of age or older. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants for a Half Marathon distance must be 14 years of age or older.
  • Participants for the Marathon distance must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Age requirements for Virtual races are the same as in person events.
  • A legal guardian must complete/sign the registration for individuals under 18 years of age.
How do I update or change my t-shirt size?
To change your shirt size, visit the following webpage for a video with step-by-step instructions CLICK HERE or follow the steps below.
Some users have reported only finding this option utilizing a desktop or laptop compute rather than their mobile device.
  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. See Upcoming Races
  4. Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you are editing.
  5. Click the Giveaway menu item
  6. Change your Giveaway selection
  7. Click Continue
What comes with my event registration?
Registration for the in-person events includes an event tech shirt, bib, beer ticket, entry to the Stryker Experience, post-race treats and more.  All finishers of the races will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line.  
Virtual participants will receive a bib, shirt, and medal by mail.  The cost of registration includes shipping.
What does the official race t-shirt look like?   
Shirt designs will be announced in the near future!
How is the event timed?
Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon partners with Classic Race Management of Ada, MI.  All runners will have their start and finish times recorded at those points.  There will be additional timing check points along the full and half marathon courses that runners cross over for splits.  Your bib contains your timing chip.  Please ensure you wear your bib on race day!
How can I find my results?
All results can be found here on RunSignUp!  In addition, bibs will have unique QR codes which runners can capture with their phone and be taken directly to their results.
Virtual participants must manually enter their results between April 29, 2024 and May 12, 2024 in order to have their results show on the official results page.
Where will aid stations be located and what will they have?
Aid station and spirit stations are located along all courses. 
All aid stations will have water provided by Gordon Water and UCAN hydration mix.  Select aid stations along the half marathon and full marathon routes will feature UCAN gels for additional nutritional needs.  Try a UCAN sample pack for free (pay for shipping only) by clicking HERE.
First aid will be available throughout the course at various aid stations along with our mobile EMS units, mobile biking med teams powered by Armor PT and first responder support from Public Safety units. 
Aid station and spirit station locations can be found on the course maps which are available by distance under the events tab on our website here: www.zeiglerkalamazoomarathon.com.
Who are the Charity Partners?
Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon offers many different ways to give from donating to hosting your own fundraiser.  You can find more information here: Charity Webpage
Additionally, Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon is proud to provide a portion of our proceeds to the following local organizations:
What's the time limit on the event?  
The full marathon has a time limit of 6 hours and 30 minutes to cross the finish line which is just over a pace of 14.5 minutes per mile.  
Will the miles be marked on the course?  
Will there be portable bathrooms on the course?  
Are roller skates, inline skates, bikes, or strollers allowed in the events?
Strollers are allowed in the Kid's 1K and the 5K Walk ONLY.  Please pay attention along the course.  At times, strollers may be asked to stay to one side of the course to allow runners safe passage.  Otherwise, anyone seen with any of these on the course will be immediately directed off the course.  
Are pets allowed to participate in the events or allowed at the finish line? 
No.  For the safety and consideration of every individual, it is best if your furry friends sit this one out at home please.
Are headphones or ear buds allowed in the events?  
Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon strongly discourages the use of headphones and ear buds but they are not forbidden.  For your own safety, we ask that you not listen to music so that you may safely hear instructions from directors, volunteers, and police.
I'm interested in volunteering, how can I sign up?  
Thank you for your interest!  More information coming soon!
What are the race routes?  
Courses and maps are available by distance under the event tab on our website here: www.zeiglerkalamazoomarathon.com 
Are the courses certified?
Yes, the courses are all certified by USATF.  
Is the marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, the marathon is a Boston Qualifier.  Certification information is above.
Do you have any training resources I can use to get ready to run my race?  
Kalamazoo has a number of great training groups and resources.  
Check out:
Where and when is packet pick-up?
The event expo and packet pick-up will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place downtown Kalamazoo.  Times are TBD.  If you are unable to pick up your packet on Saturday, you can come to late packet pickup Sunday morning starting at 6:30am located near the starting line.
What is the refund policy?
Read more about our refund, deferral, and transfer policies HERE.
Can I change races?
Yes.  Check out this article HERE to learn how to change races.
Where should I park?
Parking can feel daunting in an urban area!  Please do not worry!  Street parking in downtown Kalamazoo is all free and does not have a time limit on Sundays.  In addition, there are many locations we have scouted out and ensured will be ready for you.  Check out our parking map HERE. The parking map will be updated as we get closer to the event.
Will roads be closed during the race?
Throughout the course, runners will have a designated lane to run in.  Roads will close at intersections where runners are actively crossing.  Critical points on the course will be monitored by public safety to ensure the safety of all runners and motorists.  Volunteer course monitors will be present along the course to ensure runners know where to go at potentially confusing spots and to add additional levels of safety.
Will there be pacers?
Yes.  We plan to have pacers for the full and half marathon distances.  Pacers will be announced soon!
Is gear check available and how does it work?
Yes.  There will be a gear check tent at the race start area.  You will give gear check your belongings and they will attach a number to your belongings and provide you a corresponding ticket.  When you are done with your race, return to gear check with your ticket to get your belongings back. 
What can I do to celebrate after my race?
Celebrate your finish at the Stryker Experience!  More details to come!
What are the age group awards divisions and how do I find my award?
Awards will be located near the main stage and announced by the DJ after each event.  If you need to pick up your award before they are announced, feel free to come to the table to claim your award.  If you are unable to pick up your award, please email us us and we can arrange for an alternative way for you to receive your award.
Overall winner awards will go to top male, top female, top nonbinary, top male master's (40+), and top female master's (40+), top nonbinary master's (40+).
Additional awards will be given to the top 10 nonbinary finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age divisions:
13 and under
Can I walk the race?
The marathon, half marathon, and 10K are intended to be run by runners of a wide range of paces.  That said, there is the Zeigler Kalamazoo 5K walk specifically for our walkers!  The walk is non-competitive and scored with the 5K run, meaning walkers are generally not included in the age group awards unless you walked fast enough to place!  
When does online registration close?
Online registration will remain open until the start of the events.  Registration prices increase on December 31, 2023 and April 1, 2024.  Make sure to sign up early to get the best price.
Registration will be open thru Sunday for LATE SIGN-UPS. However, you must sign up on your computer or smartphone prior to coming to registration and packet pick up. There will be NO ONSITE COMPUTERS.
I can’t make it to packet pick-up.  How can I get my packet?
Sorry, we do not mail out bibs.  If you are unable to make it to packet pick-up on Saturday, a friend or family member can pick it up on your behalf as long as they have your full name and bib number.  We also off a late packet pick-up on race day morning starting at 6:30am.
Will there be medical assistance available?
Yes.  Medical assistance will be provided by a great team of medical professionals from Ascension Borgess, Armor PT, NovaCare, Life EMS, and more.  Medical professionals will be monitoring the course and based at the finish line.
Who do I contact if my company is interested in sponsoring the event?
Email Race Director, Carrie Drake, director@zeiglerkalamazoomarathon.com
Do you have any hotel specials?
Hotel special rates will be available soon.
Additional Questions?
Email Operations Manager, Alaina Schuld, hello@zeiglerkalamazoomarathon.com

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