The Battle Creek Half Marathon and 5K is Battle Creek's only half marathon. Now in its 5th 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 2020 Half Marathon & 5K will be on Saturday, July 4th!
Running on the 4th of July 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 US AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS, 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 4th): CHECK BACK SOON FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION. 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.