PNC joins The Kalamazoo Marathon and the Borgess Run in paying special tribute to the men and women who serve, or have served, in the armed forces. Military personnel and veterans receive special attention at the May 5 event, including special bibs, a ceremonial thanks and acknowledgment in the opening ceremonies, a Brook Drive Salute & Celebration, a special tent with refreshments in Tent City and a special coin as a thank-you gift.

The Brook Drive Salute & Celebration is one mile from the finish line. Spectators are encouraged to cheer for runners and walkers on that portion of the course, where there will be music and patriotic decorations.