Marathon & 5K Run

Battle Creek Half Marathon & 5K Run - July 1, 2023

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, including our current COVID-19 race protocols 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 2023 Half Marathon & 5K will be on Saturday, July 1st! 

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 United States Air Force F-22 Raptor and the F/A-18F Super Hornet, 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 1st): 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 1st): 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.

Interested in participating in the Half-Marathon or 5K? Email [email protected] for more information. 

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