Marathon & 5K Run

Battle Creek Half Marathon & 5K Run - July 6, 2024

Check back at a later date for more info about registering for the Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K Run! We will be offering virtual registration options for both the Half Marathon and 5K.

Please make sure to read all of the race information before registering. 

The Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K is Battle Creek’s only half marathon. Now in its 8th 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 2024 Half Marathon & 5K will be on Saturday, July 6th! 

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 Air Show, right by the USAF Thunderbirds, US Navy F/A-18F Rhino Super Hornets, USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II, and the US Army Golden Knights. Experience the hot-air balloons (weather permitting). 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 6th): 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.

Battle Creek 5K Run (Kickoff at 7:10 AM on Saturday, July 6th): All 5K registrations include a t-shirt, a parking pass and 1 ticket for entry to the Field of Flight that can be used any day.

For more information or to register visit

Questions? Email [email protected] for more information. 

Official 2024 Sponsors
2024 Partners

Battle Creek Police | Battle Creek FireCalhoun County Sheriff | Michigan State Police