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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 5th year.
Half Marathon registration includes:
5k registration includes:
Half Marathon and 5k VIRTUAL Registrations:
Virtual events will include bibs, medals and t-shirts. Please note, in order to get participant packets shipped in a timely manner, registration for the virtual event will close earlier than the in-person event. Shipping for virtual packets is included in the registration cost.
Please read all event information and cancellation policy on the registration page before registering
For complete event and pricing details, please visit the registration page.
Results will be posted at the event, as well as available electronically on the race website.
Awards are given to the top 3 overall male and female as well as the following age groups for the half marathon and 5k:
Actual awards ceremony will not take place. Overall and age group awards can be picked up at the event once results are finalized.
Breakfast and Brews is an additional fee. Participants may purchase Breakfast and Brews wristbands at registration or by emailing email@example.com. 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.
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.
If a participant registers for the in-person event and would like to transfer to the virtual event, they may do so up until the registration closes for the the virtual event and vice versa. To do so, particpants must email firstname.lastname@example.org
If the event is unable to occur in-person, participants will automatically be transferred to the virtual event.
Beginning at the brewing facility for Territorial Brewing Company, the 5k offers the perfect combination of a road race and an upfront view of the jets and airport grounds. The route is also available on MapMyRun.
Starting and ending at Territorial Brewing Company's brewing facility, 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. Route is also available on MapMyRun.
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 and a map will be sent out to runners in their participant email.
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
We are continuing our relationship with our Charity Partner: Talons Out Honor Flight! Talons Out Honor Flight is the Southwest Michigan hub for the National Honor Flight Network. They are the Honor Flight Michigan connection in the lower peninsula. We fly World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Era and terminally ill Veterans in and around Southwest Michigan to Washington, D.C. (at no charge to the Vets) to visit their memorial.
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 4 years we have given over $31,000 to organizations that support veterans, including Battle Buddies and Veterans Helping Veterans.