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The runners are coming! The runners are coming!

MAY 5, 2024

Have you heard? The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon is scheduled to return as a two-day event, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2024. Your residence or business is among those that are affected by the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K courses. We’re providing you with as much information as we can so you can best navigate in and out of your neighborhood, especially if you need to drive on the morning of Sunday, May 5.


Runners and walkers will be starting and ending at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo (145 E Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007).


The Marathon starts at 7:00 AM, followed by the Half Marathon at 8:30. The 10K Run begins at 8:50 AM followed by the 5K Walk/Run at 9:00 AM. All runners and walkers should be off all courses by 1:30 PM.

Roads in your neighborhood will be open but for safety reasons, runners will have the right of way. There will be delays as police protection and course monitors will be holding traffic until there are big enough breaks in the groups of runners and walkers.


Please plan accordingly if you’ll be driving during the Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon along the 2024 courses.


Northbound Rose St from Michigan Ave to Kalamazoo St

closed Saturday 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM


Water St from Eleanor Street to Edwards Street

closed Thursday night through Monday

N Edwards from Water Street to Kalamazoo Ave

closed Thursday night through Monday

Water St from Pitcher to Eleanor

closed Sunday 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Water St from Eleanor to Rose Street

closed Sunday 6:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Eastbound Stadium Dr from Howard to Lovell St

closed Sunday from 6:55 AM - 9:30 AM


Kalamazoo Mall from Michigan Ave to Lovell St

closed Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

(Peregrine Apartments will have the ability to exit if needed)


Northbound Lovers Lane from Kilgore Rd to Lakeway Ave

closed 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Roads will close intermittently at these intersections in Portage Sunday morning where runners are actively crossing. Cars will be able to pass through where there are gaps in the runners so roads are still passable but expect delays:

Kilgore Rd at Burdick Street
Kilgore Rd at Lovers Lane
Lovers Lane at Kilgore Road

Lovers Lane at Garden Lane
Romence Rd Parkway and Lovers Lane
Lovers Lane and E Milham Ave
Portage Rd at Ramona Lane
Portage Rd at Stryker Way
Portage Rd at Winters Dr

navigate the 2024
marathon with the course maps

We will do our best to be as little of an inconvenience as possible. If you have any questions or for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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