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2013 Kalamazoo Marathon: Your Ultimate Where to Watch Guide


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Whether you’re a runner or not, there are plenty of ways you can join in on the Kalamazoo Marathon action this Sunday, May 5. Find out where to watch, where to cheer and where to catch the best entertainment along the way.

There are plenty of ways to participate in the race without being a runner. Bands and performers are positioned throughout the 26.2-mile course to pump up the excitement. Whether it’s cooking bacon or handing out water, find a mile below that best suits you and stop by for free fun while you cheer on the runners.

  1. Mile 2.5: Black Owl: Live Music
  2. Mile 3: KVCC/Kal County Wellness: Water
  3. Mile 3.5: Gazelle Sports: Spirit
  4. Mile 4.5: K-College: Spirit & Cheer Team
  5. Mile 5: WMU: Buster Bronco, Cheer Team & DJ
  6. Mile 7.5: Starbucks, PNC & Zeigler: Coffee & Cowbells
  7. Mile 8.5: Northeastern Baptist Church: Youth Rock Band
  8. Mile 9: The Business Technology and Research Park:  Spirit from Mattawan Schools & Girls on the Run
  9. Mile 10: The Business Technology and Research Park:  Spirit from Mattawan Schools & Girls on the Run
  10. Mile 13: Winchell Neighborhood: Bacon Station & Live Music from Academy of Rock
  11. Mile 15: Beer & Skittles, Pedal Bicycles:  Fun Zone
  12. Mile 16: Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, Girl Scouts: Sponge Station
  13. Mile 18: Southern Heights Church: Live Music
  14. Mile 19: Double Strung: Live Music & Gummi Bear Station
  15. Mile 20: Brian Maloney: DJ
  16. Mile 20.5: RiverRun Press: Live Music from Schlitz Creek
  17. Mile 21: PNC Bank: Live Music from The BMF Band
  18. Mile 22: Boy Scouts: Popsicle Hill
  19. Miles 24: Road Ranger Band: Live Music
  20. Mile 24.5: Active Water, Threads Church: Elvis Impersonator & Live Music
  21. Mile 25: Parker Hannifin, North Park Reformed Church: DJ
  22. Mile 25.5: Kalamazoo County: Sponge Station

Click on the link here to take you to a .PDF version of the Spirit Station Map seen above.

WKZO will be providing a live video stream on race day, check it out at our marathon page ‘Everything Kalamazoo Marathon’. You can also receive updates to your phone by texting MARATHON to 80373. Remember that standard message and data rates apply. By texting MARATHON to 80373 you also are entering in a chance to win Tigers tickets to the May 23rd game at Comerica Park.