Event Info

2018 Race Times

  • The Kids’ Klassic 1K Run will be Friday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m., and will be followed immediately by the Kids' Klassic 2K Run.  Both races will begin on Hudson Street in front of the Maple Branch of the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo. . 

  • The 10K Run and Maple Hill Challenge begins on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the top of the hill on Maple Street.

  • The 5K Run/Walk begins on Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m. at the top of the hill on Maple Street.

Parking and Street Closures

Friday Evening

On Friday night, portions of Maple St., Hudson St., and Peeler will be closed starting at 5:00p.m. Please park on Maple Street west of the YMCA or in lots (i.e. Maple Street Magnet School) west of Maple YMCA.  Do not park in any lots along Hudson Street (i.e. YMCA) unless you play to stay until 7:00pm.   No Parking on Hudson Street or Maple Street east of Hudson or in the parking lots at the Free Methodist Church.    

Saturday Morning

Because Maple St. will be closed during Saturday’s  event, we recommend that you do not park in any parking lots on Hudson Street (YMCA, Free Methodist Church, etc) unless you plan to stay until the 5K is finished.  Parking is available on side streets, Maple Street Magnet School or near WWMT.  

Please DO NOT drive or park on Maple St. at any time between 6:00 a.m. and the end of the event.  The parking lots at the Maple Street Magnet School are accessible via Howard St.  


Timing will be provided by Macs Sports Timing.  Race participants will be provided with a B-Tag (race bib) timing device which will be provided at packet pickup.


Participants may pick up their race packets and/or register for all races on Friday, June 15 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Maple Branch of the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo (1001 West Maple Street, Kalamazoo) and on the field at Maple Street Magnet School starting at 6:00 a.m. until 30 minutes before the start of their chosen race.  The sponsor expo will be held from 4:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, June 15 in conjunction with packet pick-up.

Late registration is $35 and includes a short sleeve soft polyester/rayon/cotton blend technical shirt (no-guarantee – subject to availability).  $5 discount available for groups of 10 or more.  Please contact Bonnie Sexton at bsexton@mrcindustries.org by June 1, 2018 for a group coupon code.

T-shirt pick-up and late registration for the Kids' Klassic is Friday, June 15 from 4:00 – 5:30 at the Maple Branch of the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo.  Kids' Klassic participation is FREE of charge and is limited to 500 children.  The first 300 pre-registered children receive a FREE Kids' Klassic cotton t-shirt. 

Baggage Drop  

Baggage drop will be available at the Registration tent (Maple Street Magnet School Field) on Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 – 10:30am.  Tear tags will be available on your race bibs.  

Important Information on Staging, Strollers, Dogs, Bicycles, etc.

Strollers are permitted in the 1k & 2k Kids Klassic on Friday, and the 5k Run/Walk on Saturday and will be staged in the back of the starting line area for the above events.  There are no strollers permitted in the 10k Run.  No dogs, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards or similar are permitted in any of the weekend events.   The 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run start will be staged according to pace.