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Due to extreme weather conditions, the conditions at the park with the tents and wind, the driving conditions predicted at race time and afterward--and under the direction of the city of Kalamazoo Park Management: The 2015 Tutu Run powered by Honor Credit Union has been cancelled. The safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority and for that reason we have made the difficult decision to cancel the event this afternoon.
Event shirts for volunteers and registered runners may be picked up at our office located at 157 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 70 (on the lower level of the Mall Plaza building) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-3pm. As stated on our registration waiver, this event has a no-refund policy. Events are not able to be rescheduled due to the logistical constraints of our program. The Tutu Run is an annual fundraiser and all proceeds go to Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run program scholarships.
You may still participate in the TUTU CONTEST! We will accept photo submissions of the 2015 Tutu Run costume you would have worn today. Email your tutu photo to email@example.com or post to our Facebook page by this Wednesday, February 4th, by 5pm. Winners will be determined and announced on our website and social media pages on Friday, February 6th at 12:00pm! Prize baskets will be picked up at our office, as well!
Thank you for your understanding and patience with this event cancellation.We are all deeply disappointed but safety must be our number one concern.We encourage you to visit our website at www.girlsontherunkazoo.org to find out about our other upcoming events and save the date for the 2015 Girls on the Run 5k, May 21st at WMU's Waldo Stadium!
Please feel free to contact Melisa Ellis-Beeson, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Hundreds of tutu-clad women, men and children will be descending upon Spring Valley Park on February 1; all in support of the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run! The 2.2 mile fun run/walk will be held on Sunday, February 1, at 2 pm in Spring Valley Park in Kalamazoo.
1/31/15-- during packet pick up at Gazelle Sports on JANUARY 31st, 10:00am-6:00pm
2/1/15---day of the event, at Spring Valley Park from 12:30pm-1:30pm
Tutus are encouraged - but optional. There MAY be a limited number for sale on the day of the event, but we suggest reserving yours at the time of registration. There also are many on-line tutorials for making your own tutu! Have fun! Get creative! Tutu prizes are awarded in 9 categories: Best Overall Tutu, Best Male Tutu, Best Female Tutu, Biggest Tutu, Best Group Tutu, Best Couples Tutu, Best Kids Tutu, Fastest Tutu, and **NEW THIS YEAR**: Best Dog in a Tutu!
Prizes baskets are supplied by area shops and 2 grand prizes for Best Overall Tutu and Fastest Tutu are valued at over $500, supplied by Bissell!
The course loops once around Spring Valley Park. Click here for a course map.
In order to provide a safe experience for all participants and volunteers, we have created a process for managing severe weather in conjunction with the Tutu Run. Weather forecasts are tracked before the event for snow, freezing/heavy rain, high winds and extreme cold. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, information will be posted here on the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run web site. The event will go on in light rain or snow. Layer your clothing appropriately for low temperatures!
Parking-- Parking is directly in front of Spring Valley Park and on surrounding side streets!
Please click here for a map of parking options.
Packet Pick Up
Pick up your run bib and t-shirts at Gazelle Sports on JANUARY 31st, 10:00am-6:00pm
Please consider a volunteer role at the Tutu Run! We have many opportunities leading up to and on the day of the event. Individuals and groups are invited to be a part of our volunteer team!