Kalamazoo Marathon

KALAMAZOO, MI – Gwen Frederickson knew she would find beer in Kalamazoo, but she found out Sunday how good looking the city is. Frederickson won the fifth annual Kalamazoo Marathon women's race with a time of 3 hours, 19 minutes and 1.16 seconds. It was her first time running in the Borgess Run for the Health of It. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI – Bobby Longenecker is a pretty ambitious runner, but it seems he took it to another level this weekend. The 26-year-old from Lititz, Pa., set out to run marathons in consecutive days for the first time in his running career and he knocked it out of the park. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Melissa Gillette's husband Justin is two-time winner of marathon

Brian Reynolds won inaugural marathon in 2011. Indiana resident won the last two years

As of noon Wednesday more than 7,700 had signed up