2013 Event Summary
The Kal-Haven Trail Run took place on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. The 33.5-mile event included a solo run designated as the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) State Ultra Championship, a 2-person team relay, and a 3-6 person team relay. Despite the cold and snow we had 81 solo finishers, 35 2-person team finishers, and 70 3-6 person team finishers (577 total registered participants)! Exact totals are still being calculated but it appears Kalamazoo Area Runners will be donating close to $9K to the local Girls on Track program (program of the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run)!!
Congratulations to all of our participants! Despite the less than ideal conditions on the trail, two course records were broken this year: Female Grand Master (Carol Neckel with a time of 6:08:51) and 2-Person Co-Ed Team Relay (“Team Gazelle” Chelsey Jones and Kyle Mena with a time of 3:46:49). See our Awards and Results pages for details on all of our outstanding finishers! 2013 Photos are now available from the event on our website as well!
The event would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors and over 50 volunteers! Sponsors provided financial support, awards for our category winners, physical therapy support, ambulance coverage, photos, and aid station and finish line supplies. Please see a full list of our Sponsors below.
Timing and Awards Sponsor
Finish Line Sponsor
Middle of the Pack Awards Sponsor
Race Photo Sponsor
Food and Water Sponsors
Hardings Friendly Market (Centre St., Portage)
Big Apple Bagels (Centre St, Portage)
Our amazing volunteers staffed packet pickup, aid stations, served as sag biker, assisted at the finish line, dropped off runner drop bags, created awards, and provided transportation from finish to start for solo runners.
The following individuals assisted at an aid station: Robert Schuler, Peter Coles, Adam Coles, Dan Robinson, Russ Bertch, Wendy Hutchinson, Laura Dybevik, Carla Koretsky, Thomas Reich, Margaret Munger, Brian Nelson, Denise Steely, Bailey Steely, Cathy Richardson, John Meininger, Jeffrey Dalm, Shawn Meyers, Lauren Martin, Fred Walters, and Rene’ Anderson.
The following individuals assisted with Packet Pickup: Arya Jayatilka, Peter Coles, Sue Coles, Adam Coles, Rene’ Anderson, Fred Walters, the Jeter’s Leaders group (Grace Biskie, Kayla Evans, Alexis Word, Patrice Eason, Shariah Brown, Daylin McCants, Jared Graves, Nathan Jaronski, Spencer Henning), Kimberly Howard, Stephen Doherty, Kim Doherty, Michael Collins, Joey Burgam, Emily Kobza, Amy Fishel, John Meininger, Jeffrey Dalm, Shawn Meyers, and Lauren Martin.
The following individuals assisted at the finish line: Frank Maston, Kelly Davidson, John Meininger, Jeffrey Dalm, Shawn Meyers, Lauren Martin, Amy Fishel, and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Probationary Class at Western Michigan University (Mike Klepp, Nathan Oaering, Derek Pothoff, Aaron Buechele, Brad Pulverenti, Marc Hartman, Chris Blair, Jeremy Stevens).
The following individuals assisted with transporting solo runners back to the start: Rob Nicey, Don Morris, and Kelly Davidson.
The following individuals assisted with the bag drops: Rene’ Anderson and Kelly Davidson.
Our sag biker was Robin Steely.
Thanks to Dave Walch for creating our unique Rail Road spike awards for our age group and relay team winners.
Thanks to Phil Goodwin for the shirt graphic, window cling design, and finisher medal design.
- Co-Race Director – Terry Hutchins KalHavenRun@gmail.com 269-375-5316
- C0-Race Director – Julie Wojtaszek email@example.com 269-567-8219