Thank you for signing up for the Borgess Run for the Health of It and the Kalamazoo Marathon. And thank you for your patience.

As we face the inevitable task of canceling our events, while taking on the larger struggle to protect public health and save lives, Ascension Borgess is reasserting its commitment to wellness and the community.

With the support of our other race sponsors and our community partners, we are offering refunds to runners and walkers in all of our canceled May 3 events.

And we are pleased to announce our commitment to conduct our events in 2021.

Some of you may wish to donate your refund to our children’s charities or our charitable work through the Ascension Borgess Foundation to provide medical treatment and relief efforts associated with the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Our children’s charities – Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo, YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo and Ascension Borgess Foundation Healthy Babies – are all local, helping children and all health related. We have given more than a quarter million dollars to those organizations since the founding of the Kalamazoo Marathon 10 years ago.

Your link to our registration (click below) will offer you both options – refund or charitable donation.

A special thanks to our race committee, our volunteers, our community partners, our emergency and public safety officials and our community leaders who have made this celebration of health such a success over the years.