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Friday festivities for 2013 Kalamazoo Marathon kicks off


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) --Though the main event is this Sunday, events all weekend will amp up the community for Kalamazoo Marathon excitement. Friday's events include

The Meijer Kids Fun Run

Located at Borgess Health & Fitness Center, 3025 Gull Road

The Meijer Kids Fun Run is a celebration of good health for youth up to age 12.  This 1-mile non-competitive event is held at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center.  The run is started in “waves” by age group, and parents may walk and push strollers at the back of the pack.

There are absolutely no dogs allowed.

All children receive a finisher’s ribbon.  Participants must sign up by Friday, April 26 to receive a free t-shirt.  For children registering Thursday or Friday, May 2 and 3, t-shirts will be available for $5 while supplies last.

Expo and t-shirt pickup, Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Borgess Health & Fitness Center.

Event begins at 6:15 p.m.

Motivational Mile

Located at Borgess Health & Fitness Center, 3025 Gull Road

The Motivational Mile is a celebration of life for individuals who have overcome or who are working to overcome health challenges.  This non-competitive event is held on the same 1-mile course as the Meijer Kids Fun Run.  The event is free, but requires advance registration.  T-shirts are available for $5.

Stay updated with all the latest in weather, traffic, and news by tuning into WKZO 96.5 FM on race day for wall-to-wall coverage beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Online 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.