It’s been awhile. We miss you!
After a full year of no in-person events, the Battle Creek Half Marathon & 5K Run is ready for a comeback! Maybe we could live without the 4 am wake-ups, but we cannot live without you! We have been working behind the scenes carefully planning and coordinating with other race directors, community partners, and gathering input from our participants.
It is with great excitement that we are ready to open registration for the Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K Run! We recognize that not everyone may be ready to come back for an in-person event just yet, and we respect that. New this year, we will be offering virtual registration options for both the Half Marathon and 5K. We also recognize that pandemics are not predictable and there could be various reasons that may cause us to pivot. Please make sure to read all of the race information, including our current COVID-19 race protocols before registering.
If you had registered for the 2020 Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K Run last year and chose to defer your registration, you will be receiving a separate email detailing how you get registered for this year’s event.
The Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K is Battle Creek's only half marathon. Now in its 5th year as a partnership with the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival, this is one of the most amazing and fun running events in Southern and Central Michigan. Mark your calendars now, the 2021 Half Marathon & 5K will be on Saturday, July 3rd!
Running this event is truly a terrific experience, but this course just will plainly stun all runners. Participants will run to and through the grounds of the Field of Flight, right by the US AIR FORCE F-22 RAPTOR, experience the balloons launching in addition to the Field of Flight attractions. Runners will then continue on the beautiful streets and boulevards of Battle Creek for a fairly flat, scenic course before finishing back at the start/finish line. The time limit for completing the half marathon course is 3 and 1/2 hours, or 16 min/mile average pace.
Battle Creek Half Marathon (Kickoff at 7 AM on Saturday, July 3rd): All half marathon registrations include a t-shirt, a finisher's medal, a parking pass and 2 tickets for entry to the Field of Flight (can be used any day). Check out the Field of Flight schedule tab above for more information and daily schedules.