2020 Kalamazoo Marathon
Welcome to Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center! We are proud to be a preferred hotel for guests of the 2020 Kalamazoo Marathon at the Borgess Run for the Health of it.
About the Kalamazoo Marathon
"As many as 5,000 runners and walkers take to the streets of Kalamazoo each May for this race, which takes participants on a winding, out-and-back route through the city streets of Kalamazoo, through the campus of Borgess Medical Center and around the shores of Spring Valley Lake.
In addition to the 13.1-mile race, the event also hosts a full marathon, a 5K for runners, a 5K race/walk, a kids’ fun and what organizers call the 'Motivational Mile,' a non-competitive event for those who want to celebrate a personal health victory or rehabilitation in their lives, especially appropriate given the event’s title and the race organizers’ parallel effort to encourage fitness and raise awareness about the importance of maintaining good cardiovascular health.
Runners start the Borgess Half Marathon on the campus of Nazareth College just off Gull Road, and from there they head southwest along Gull for the first couple of miles of the race. They’ll follow the first 3 1/2 miles of the full marathon and the half course is USATF-certified.
After they split off from the full marathon, runners in the half continue on through the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, along Burdick Street and North Kalamazoo Mall, before they cross back over the river at the Rose Park Veterans Memorial and make their way north along the winding Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.
Throughout the race, runners travel across paved surfaces, both on the urban city streets as well as on the paved pathways that make their way through the grounds of Spring Valley Park."
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at +1 (269) 343-3333, dialing toll free at +1 (800) 333-3333, or by entering your arrival and departure dates to the right and selecting your preferred room type. When calling the hotel, you must identify yourself with the 2020 Kalamazoo Marathon to receive the discounted rate of $136.00 plus tax per night for a standard room with one king or two queen beds. Upgrades are available upon request for a modest charge.