Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sunday, February 25, 2024 • Portage, MI • Course Map

runsignup-newGet ready to run in the cold at the Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, where the February cold doesn’t bother hundreds of half marathoners making their way across 13.1 miles in Portage, Michigan.

The half marathon starts at Loy Norrix High School at 8:00 AM. From there, the half marathon course takes runners through roads and paved bike courses throughout Portage, highlighting the Portage Trail Way System, before returning to the finish line at the high school. Half marathoners have 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the course and be included in the half marathon results, a pace of 17 minutes per mile.

After braving the cold weather of the outdoor race, runners are treated to post-race entertainment, snacks, and massages inside the high school to celebrate their accomplishments.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southwestern Michigan just outside of Kalamazoo, Portage usually sees cold winters, with record February temperatures as low as -12ºF (1951) and as high as 67ºF (1976).

On race day (Feb. 25), the average low is 23ºF and the average high is 41ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Winter Blast Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:10 AM – 5K
  • 8:20 AM – 10K


  • $65 – $85 for the half marathon
  • $15 – $25 for the 10K or 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Portage’s Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10K or 5K, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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