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. This year we have reached our goal and are thrilled to award our 51 winners 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.
This challenge is possible due to the generosity of our 50-State Challenge sponsors, the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport and New Balance.