Battle creek half marathon and 5k

Saturday*July 6*2019


Event Details



Stay and Play

Charity Partner


The Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5k is Battle Creek's only half marathon. With a unique course that lets runners run on airport runways, through the festival grounds of the Field of Flight, and through the quiet neighborhoods of Battle Creek and the Goguac Lake area. 

The Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5k is a culmination of the running community of Battle Creek and brings hundreds of participants and spectators from both near and far. We are excited to be bringing the Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5k to the area for the 4th year. 

Half Marathon registration includes:

  • event t-shirt
  • finish line beer (over 21 only)
  • finisher's medal
  • free event photos
  • 2 wristbands and a parking pass to the Field of Flight

5k registration includes:

  • event t-shirt
  • finish line beer (over 21 only)
  • free event photos
  • 1 wristband and a parking pass to the Field of Flight

For pricing details, please visit the registration page.

Event Details

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up times and locations are TBD. 

There will be a special early packet pick-up for participants that wish to pick up their packets in order to use their Field of Flight wristbands for 4th of July activities.

Start Times

Half Marathon begins at 7:00am

5k begins at 7:15 am


Click here for results.

Awards are given to the top 3 overall male and female as well as the following age groups for the half marathon and 5k:

9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 ...... 70 and over

Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. 

5k awards will take place at 8:00 am

Half Marathon awards will take place at 9:15 am

(Please note, there may be slight delays in awards pending finishing times)

Breakfast and Brews

Breakfast and Brews is an additional fee. Participants may purchase Breakfast and Brews wristbands at registration or by emailing Breakfast and Brews wristbands will be available for sale at packet pick-up if there are still some available. Breakfast and Brews  is available for participants and spectators to purchase. We can't think of a better way to show your support crew how much you love them than by buying them a hot breakfast and a cold beer!

Breakfast and Brews includes a breakfast spread with eggs, meat, and pancakes as well as a beer. 

Refunds and Transfers

There are NO REFUNDS offered for either event. Participants may defer their registration to another year or transfer their registration to another runner. Transfers must be completed at least 3 weeks before the event date. 

2019 Pacer Applications Open January 2019



Starting at Territorial Brewing Company, the 5k is a fast and flat course down Helmer Rd, on to airport grounds, and back. 

Half Marathon

Starting and ending at Territorial Brewing Company, the half marathon course runs south on Helmer Rd where participants enter airport grounds. Upon leaving the airport, participants run the neighborhoods around Goguac Lake before returning to Territorial Brewing Company. 


Several local businesses have offered parking in their lots, making parking close and accessible for runners. DO NOT park on the roads surrounding the start/finish, along the route, or in any unmarked lot. Event Parking signs will be visible in all approved lots for parking.  

Stay and Play

Battle Creek Field of Flight and Balloon Festival

Air shows, daily concerts, elephant ears, balloons and more! The Battle Creek Field of Flight is your go-to entertainment for the week of the 4th of July! All half marathon participants receive two entries and a parking pass to check it out and see what all the talk is about! Event schedule and more details can be found at BCBALLOONS.COM

Places to Stay

Check back here for local hotels offering deals to half marathon participants. 

Charity Partner

With an event so close to the 4th of July,  and having a military base in our own backyard, we feel strongly about giving back to our local military community. Over the past 3 years we have given over $20,000 to organizations that support veterans, including Battle Buddies and Veterans Helping Veterans. 

We will be announcing our 2019 Charity Partner soon. If you have an organization that is local and serves veterans in some way that you would like to nominate, pleasse send information to Nikki at

Veterans Helping Veterans

Veterans Helping Veterans was our charity partner for 2017 and 2018. What started as a temporary service to help a few veterans furnish their homes has turned into years of work from the organization making sure that when our veteran find housing, they can make it a home with all of the necessities. 

Find out more