Event Info

2017 Race Times

  • The Kids’ Klassic 1K Run will be Friday, June 16 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 St. YMCA. 

  • The 10K Run begins on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 a.m. at the top of the hill on Maple Street.

  • The 5K Run/Walk begins on Saturday, June 17 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 after 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, near WWMT, or parking is available at the Girl Scout Building until 11:00am. 

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 or D-Tag 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 16 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Street Magnet School Cafeteria, 922 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008  or on Saturday, June 17 at the registration tent 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 16 in conjunction with packet pick-up.

Late registration is $35 and includes a short sleeve technical shirt.  $5 discount available for groups of 10 or more.  Please contact Bonnie Sexton at bsexton@mrcindustries.org by June 1, 2017 for a group coupon code.

T-shirt pick-up and late registration for the Kids' Klassic is Friday, June 16 from 4:00 – 5:30 at the Maple Street Magnet School Cafeteria, 922 W. Maple Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49008).  Kids' Klassic participation is FREE of charge.  T-shirts are limited to the first 300 children. 

Baggage Drop  

Baggage drop will be available at the Registration tent (Maple Street Magnet School Field) on Saturday, June 17 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.