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Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon

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May 7, 2017 (Sunday)
Half Marathon
Borgess Health & Fitness Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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All events start and end at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center located at 3025 Gull Road in Kalamazoo. Courses wind their way through streets neighboring the campus of Borgess Medical Center, downtown Kalamazoo Mall, Western Michigan University's campus, and several local parks. With aid stations, entertainment, and lots of crowd support on all courses. The courses are USATF certified.

Event Start Location
Borgess Health & Fitness Center, 3025 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI, 49048

Course Description
Full marathon, half marathon, 5K Run and Walk.
Paved roads. Entertainment and live music along the course as well as tons of crown support. A few hills, but lots of long stretches of flat road.

Awards
Top 3 in each age division, by gender.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pickup is at Wings Stadium on Saturday, May 4, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Timing / Results
CHIP timing in embedded in the bib.

Post Race Activities
Tent City! Live music, food and beverage tents. Big Finish Ale made by Arcardia brewery just for the race.

Weather
This is the 3rd annual Kalamazoo marathon. The weather has been beautiful for the past two.

Parking
Plenty of nearby parking, including on the Borgess Health & Fitness Center's campus. Several marked shuttle stations a mile down Gull Road for people looking to park farther away.
 
 

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Results
Year: 2007     Participation

Men 

454 men competed in the 2007 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 454 (53.4%)
    Total finishers: 850

Women 

396 women competed in the 2007 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 396 (46.6%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Joel Klooster   Half Marathon Men 1:10:22 5:22  11.17 mph 
 Jennifer Shaffer   Half Marathon Women 1:24:03 6:25  9.35 mph 
 Eric Stuber   Half Marathon Masters Men 1:13:53 5:38  10.64 mph 
 Julie Jerkins   Half Marathon  Masters Women  1:37:04 7:25  8.1 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2006     Participation

Men 

450 men competed in the 2006 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 450 (53.6%)
    Total finishers: 840

Women 

390 women competed in the 2006 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 390 (46.4%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Paul Barrons   Half Marathon Men 1:11:20 5:27  11.02 mph 
 Kristin Walstad   Half Marathon Women 1:24:24 6:27  9.31 mph 
 Dave Bussard   Half Marathon Masters Men 1:19:59 6:06  9.83 mph 
 Peggy Zeeb   Half Marathon  Masters Women  1:32:33 7:04  8.49 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2005     Participation

Men 

434 men competed in the 2005 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 434 (57.3%)
    Total finishers: 758

Women 

324 women competed in the 2005 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 324 (42.7%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Paul Barrons   Half Marathon Men 1:10:30 5:23  11.15 mph 
 Kristin Walstad   Half Marathon Women 1:24:17 6:26  9.33 mph 
 Dave Bussard   Half Marathon Masters Men 1:18:30 5:60  10.01 mph 
 Sandra Haras   Half Marathon  Masters Women  1:31:59 7:01  8.55 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2004     Participation

Men 

434 men competed in the 2004 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 434 (57.8%)
    Total finishers: 751

Women 

317 women competed in the 2004 Borgess Run for the Health of It/Kalamazoo Marathon 317 (42.2%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Barrons, Paul   Half Marathon Men 1:12:27 5:32  10.85 mph 
 Bliss, Jessica   Half Marathon Women 1:26:04 6:34  9.13 mph 
 Olsen, Brian   Half Marathon Masters Men 1:16:16 5:49  10.31 mph 
 Olsen, Martha   Half Marathon  Masters Women  1:36:24 7:22  8.15 mph 
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