Not only the weather forecast, also the name of 5k and Half Marathon races scheduled in Portage.


Runners will brave sub-freezing temperatures for a little over 3 miles for the 5k race or 13.1 miles for half-marathon runners.

Events will take place at Portage Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge in Portage, with the 5k race beginning at 8AM and the half-marathon 10 minutes later.






If you live in the area, you may want to click here for a course map and plan ahead for street closures.

If you'd still like to sign up and give it a go, late registration is at the expo on Saturday from 2-5PM in the commons area of Portage Central High School. Race day registration is available for the 5k but not the half-marathon.







It was one of the toughest races I did last year, but that's probably because I did it on about 3 hours of sleep. I was at a concert in Chicago the night before and a snowstorm slowed the return trip to Kalamazoo to a crawl on I-94.


You can see my pictures from last year here if you'd like.


Good luck to all the runners this year!


(I will not be joining you. I have more concert tickets, this time in Detroit on Saturday night and I'll be sleeping in on Sunday.)


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