We have contracted with SpaceShare to provide a rideshare (carpool) site dedicated to the Kalamazoo Marathon/Borgess Run. Whether you’re traveling across the country, across the state, or across town, you can use this site to hook up with others traveling to/from the same areas.
Each year we increase the number of parking spaces and this year’s dramatic increase will help alleviate pressure, but PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY as there are very few roads leading to our site. (see map below)
There are shuttle buses that run between 6 and 6:30 a.m. from The Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan. Return shuttles are on the half hour.
The main shuttle site is one mile west of the race site at the Borgess Heart Institute and they run from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Starting at 9:15 a.m., buses will run every 15 minutes to and from the Heart Institute and every 30 minutes to and from the Radisson. (see map below)
Getting On And Off The Race Site
Timing is everything when it comes to arrival at the race site. You should be on the grounds by 7:30 a.m., as Gull Road closes temporarily at 8 a.m. for the start of the marathon. And the site is basically closed for the next hour as races begin.
After 9 a.m., motorists may enter and exit the race site only by the northeast entrance to the Nazareth property.
Going Home After The Race
If you’re going home while races are still in progress, it’s best to circumvent Kalamazoo’s east side, where the half marathon and full marathon runners are still competing. Your best bets:
- Go east and south. Take Gull Road to Sprinkle and head south, and ideally you should stay south of the course. The southernmost road used in our courses east of Burdick is Crosstown Parkway. Note that the I-94/Sprinkle Road intersection is closed.
- Go north to get west. This is the easiest way to go around the course. Take Nazareth Road to G Avenue, to Riverview, and exit Parchment by way of Commerce Lane, which runs into Mosel. From that point you should be able to go anywhere to the west. Traffic is light on the west side of town by then because marathoners have moved through.