Event Information


2016 Kal-Haven Trail Run

Mark your calendar for Saturday, 4/9/2016.  Registration for the 2016 event will open on Monday, November 30, 2015.  Check back for more details!

2015 Kal-Haven Trail Run

Mark your calendar for Saturday, 4/11/2015

2014 Kal-Haven Trail Run

The Kal-Haven Trail Run took place on Saturday, April 5th.  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 cool temperatures at start time and some snow/ice remaining on the trail.  We had 87 solo finishers, 22 2-person team finishers, and 67 3-6 person team finishers (503 total registered participants)! The proceeds of the event will allow Kalamazoo Area Runners to donate (currently estimated at over $6,000) 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 (Teresa Fulcomer with a time of 6:01:48) and 3-6 Person Female Team Relay (“ROAR” Michelle Grevenstuk, Chelsey Jones and Lauren MacVicar with a time of 3:50:01).  See our Awards and Results pages for details on all of our outstanding finishers!  2014 Photos are now available 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.

Race Sponsors



Gazelle Sports

Timing and Awards Sponsor

Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance

Finish Line Sponsor

Race Photo Sponsor

Mike Peterson Photography

Food and Water Sponsors

Gordon Water Systems


Ambulance Service  

Pride Care

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: Amanda Losch, Patti McCartney, David Peterson, Donn Raseman, Denise Ott, James & Roxanne Frey, Robert Schuler, Ray Hendriksma, Leslie Scheffers, Russell Bertch, Gustavo, Ander and Matthew Garza, Debrin Wise, Beverly Glasser, Becky Cornwell, Laura McCally, Joan Webb, Elaine Sheikh, Laura and Colin Vander Beek, Dan Robinson, Wendy Whittle, and Kelley Dendel.

The following individuals assisted with packet pickup:  Karen Hook, Autumn Osborn, Kathy and Alec Williams, Arya Jayatilaka, Brandy Cole, Damian Ruesink, Christie Ruesink, Pam Davis, Sonya White, Leslie Scheffers, Evelyne Capt, Melissa McDonald, Stephen Doherty, Kim Doherty, Kris Bazali, Mike Collins, Peg Burson, Alexys Nolan and Rod Walters.

The following individuals assisted at the finish line: Frank and Addie Maston, Leslie Scheffers, Brian Nelson.

The following individuals assisted with transporting solo runners back to the start: Dan Robinson and William Snell

The following individuals assisted with the bag drops:  Brian Nelson, Dawn Roberts, Kristine Roy and Rob Nicey

Our sag biker was Daniel Miller.

Thanks to Dave Walch for creating our unique Rail Road spike awards for our age group and relay team winners.

2014 Race Committee:

Terry Hutchins, Joy Mills, Andrew Vidor & Audrey Seilheimer


  • Race Director – Joy Mills, joy.mills@kalamazooarearunners.org
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