A Runner From Every State!
Some runners “collect states” with a goal in mind to run a marathon in all fifty states. The Kalamazoo Marathon took this idea and turned it on it’s head—the goal of our 50-State Challenge is to get a registrant from each of the fifty states (plus DC) to run our marathon.
To entice runners, we award the first registrant from each state with a new pair of New Balance running shoes, free race entry, a free meal ticket, and access to their own VIP tent at Tent City on race day. Winners must be present to collect; shoes, reimbursement of registration fee, and meal ticket will be awarded in person only.
Please note, the 50-State Challenge applies only to the full Marathon race event.
This challenge is possible due to the generosity of our 50-State Challenge sponsors, the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport and New Balance.
We got ‘em all!