Boston Marathon winner and 1984 Olympic Women’s Marathon Joan Benoit wins women’s 10K by 5 minutes.
Olympian Nick Rose of England wins 10K race in 28:59.
5K walk and 15K run are added.
Run/Walk attracts more than 6,000 participants.
Mark Smith wins the 5K, 10K and 15K to earn the first Ultimate Hoofer award, started in 1985 for the winner of the trifecta.
WMU runner Kayla Skelly shatters the 15K record, clocking a 55:44.
Blaine Lam becomes Race Director committed to participant, sponsor, volunteer and community excellence.
Judged racewalk is born, 166 participate.
Borgess Run celebrates 15 years, race dedicated to founder John Daily, who died earlier that month.
U.S. Olympic team member Gary Morgan sets a Borgess racewalk record of 20:36. Morgan won the event 11 times in 12 years.
Gazelle Sports co-owner Chris Crowell dreams up the National City Half-Marathon.
Run celebrates 25th year. Medical Mile changed to Motivational Mile.
Kalamazoo Marathon added. Weekend events moved to the first weekend in May.
Tent City expanded to include Live Entertainment, Food, Sponsor tents, Photo boards, Live Television commentary. The “Big Finish” beer was also available for adult consumption.
Participants in Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Run, 5K Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run exceeds 5,500.
PNC Military Mile added to 1-mile section of the Marathon and Half-Marathon course to honor the service of military veterans.
Race events were held virtually due to COVID pandemic.
Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon steps-up to continue legacy of Borgess Run exuding “Driving a Healthier Community”.
John Daley-Borgess Development Director, conceived Run to promote health and prevent illness though exercise and rehabilitation.
First Borgess Run for the Health of It! Draws 800 runners.
James Miller former president of WMU, walks the one-mile fun run six weeks after open heart surgery. 2,000 participants lace up their running shoes.