Kalamazoo Area Fun Runs and Walks for Families

Mom and Son - Fun run

Lace up Your Running Shoes for These Family-Friendly Fun Runs + Walks

Kalamazoo area runs (and walks) for families are a ton of fun and support good causes, too.

It’s the perfect time to get moving with the family. You’ll find a whole host of fun runs that welcome the entire family in Kalamazoo, Portage, and Southwest Michigan. Participation is a win for everyone.

If you know of any additional fun runs in the area, we’d love to add it to the list. Click here to submit a run or walk to our Event Calendar.

Note: Read the specifics of each run/walk for registration, cost, and other logistical information.

Family Fun Run

On Your Mark: Kalamazoo Area Family and Kid Runs

See which run matches up best with your family’s interests. This list is continually updated, so make sure to check back for other fun run additions.

Saturday June 13, 2020

Monarch March Family Fun Run & 5K

Location: Mayors’ Riverfront Park – 251 Mills Street Kalamazoo

Run, walk, or jog on the scenic Kalamazoo River Valley Trails with the Michigan Nature Association! This 5K will promote efforts to preserve habitat for monarch butterflies throughout Michigan. Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognizable and beloved butterfly in North and Central America. Millions of monarchs migrate across the United States; spending [...]

Time: 10:30 am

The Kalamazoo Mud Run- Kids Run

Location: Comstock High School – 2017 North 26th St. Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Mud Run prides itself on being a family-friendly event! We know you care about the safety of your kiddos - so do we! We've been operating the Kids Run as a separate event from the Adult divisions since the beginning. We believe that this helps your kids stay [...]

Time: 10:30 am

Saturday June 27, 2020

Chase the Sun 5k/10k

Location: Kalamazoo Christian Elementary School – 3800 12st Street Kalamazoo

We love the summer! Join us for this race on June 27 and celebrate the long days of summer. This race is on the cross country course at Kalamazoo Christian Elementary School. Only $15 per runner. Choose either the 5k or 10k option. Race T-shirts available for an additional $10 [...]

Time: 8:00 am

The Great Amazing Race Kalamazoo Adventure Run/Walk

Location: Ramona Park – 8600 S. Sprinkle Rd. Portage

This is your chance to test your "AMAZING RACE" skills! Modeled after TV show, contestants pair up with a friend, family member or co-worker ~ and race against other similar age teams. Open for ages 4 to 84 ... walk, jog or run. Sat. June 27 at 6pm, Ramona Park [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday September 19, 2020

Kids Moving & Thriving 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Location: Spring Valley Park – 2600 Mt Olivet Rd Kalamazoo Township

Thank you for supporting our annual 5K to help provide physical activity opportunities for youth in Kalamazoo. This a family-friendly 5K and all youth age 17 & under are free and will receive a free t-shirt with registration! Adults registration is just $25 and includes a t-shirt, entry to the [...]

Time: 9:00 am