The Grand Rapids Ride begins and ends at Millennium Park, and rolls through scenic farmland and small townships to beautiful Lake Michigan. Riders will encounter short rolling hills early in
The Grand Rapids Ride begins and ends at Millennium Park, and rolls through scenic farmland and small townships to beautiful Lake Michigan. Riders will encounter short rolling hills early in the ride, followed by relatively flat terrain that follows the Grand River. With multiple distance options to choose from, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Register today! https://tinyurl.com/2s899f68
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
A race we designed specifically to give you a shot at getting to Boston in 2022. Limited to 330 runners. Visit the Last Chance BQ site
A race we designed specifically to give you a shot at getting to Boston in 2022. Limited to 330 runners.
Visit the Last Chance BQ site for a qualifying times chart. THERE IS A 4:30 TIME LIMIT.
The qualifying window for the 2024 Boston Marathon is September 1, 2022 through the conclusion of the registration period in September 2023. Registration for the 128th Boston Marathon opened on Monday, September 12 in 2022. Dates for the 2024 event will be announced by BAA whenever they do it.
Brought to you by the same team from the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. As runners, they know how important Boston is to you. And they also know what it takes to get there. They’ve been there themselves, and they’ve helped THOUSANDS of runners get there in their 19 years with the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. And for 2023, we’re here to help you get there with a race focused completely on getting you to Boston 2023.
For more on Boston Qualifying standards and info on their registration dates, CLICK
(Sunday) 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
“On the shores of Lake Michigan and under the radar of most athletes, stands IRONMAN 70.3 unlike any other. Known for its spectacular sunsets, unbelievable views from the pier and
“On the shores of Lake Michigan and under the radar of most athletes, stands IRONMAN 70.3 unlike any other. Known for its spectacular sunsets, unbelievable views from the pier and charming life on Main Street, Frankfort is an uncharted resort town that offers a perfect beach getaway for visitors of all ages. Race hard so you can take it easy with the sand between your toes. Set out on a trail less traveled to Frankfort, Michigan.”
IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan offers slots to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
Stellafly will be up on the course and taking pictures to be shared on Flashframe! Stay tuned!
(Sunday) 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
The LMCU Bridge Run has been providing the community with a premier starting line to accomplish goals since 2002 and we invite you to join us in person or virtually to keep the tradition “running” (pun intended)! Whether you pick the 10 Mile Run or 5K Run/Walk, be assured you will have a great race day experience running through downtown Grand Rapids and of course, crossing the many bridges in the city.
The 2023 Bridge Run will be located on the west side of the 6th Street Bridge (use 731 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, 49504 in your GPS for our physical location). The historic 6th Street bridge is an icon and a favorite of our event participants. Both the 5K and 10 Mile routes will still go through downtown Grand Rapids (over a bonus bridge), with the 10 Mile still heading out through Riverside Park. You can view the tentative routes (we are still working with the City of Grand Rapids to finalize the details) by clicking on each distance: 5K | 10 Mile. You will notice that the 5K route is essentially the same for everyone, which will allow us to start BOTH races at 8am this year!
Why the Bridge Run?
We have age-based pricing activated, anyone 18 and under on race day will pay $35 for the 10 Mile & $20 for the 5K (virtual events are not included). There is nothing you need to do other than input your age when you complete the signup process!
It takes over 400 volunteers to create the magic of race day. This is a great opportunity for school teams, families, and individuals to get involved and help our participants have an AMAZING race day experience. We will happily donate $150 to school or non-profit groups that brings out 15+ individuals. Visit our volunteer portal to see and sign up for all of our opportunities.
We are excited to have Gazelle Sports back this year to help provide our awards. The Bridge Run Age Group Awards are as follows:
RunGR will be providing a cash prize for each race (10 Mile & 5K, Male & Female) as laid out below:
Overall prize winners will not be eligible to win age group awards.
The Road Runners Club of America will be presenting special awards for the 10 Mile.
(Sunday) 7:00 am - 11:00 am
6th Street Bridge
731 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, 49504
THE DIRTY MITTEN GRAVEL BIKE RACE IS MICHIGAN’S NEWEST GRAVEL EVENT AND A GREAT EARLY FALL RACE. The race starts and ends at the YMCA’s Camp Manitou-Lin
The race starts and ends at the YMCA’s Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI. Situated halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, it’s a convenient venue for just about all of West Michigan so you have no excuse not to come out!
We offer 10, 28 and 50 mile courses for riders of all levels. See our course map for maps and links. Both the longer routes go west of the camp and are completely different than the Sunday gravel triathlon bike courses. The 10 mile route goes east of the camp.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Camp Manitou Lin
1095 N Briggs Rd, Middleville, Michigan 49333
THE DIRTY MITTEN IS MICHIGAN’S LARGEST GRAVEL TRIATHLON AND THE PERFECT ENDING TO YOUR TRIATHLON SEASON! The race takes place at the YMCA’s Camp Manitou-Lin in the
The race takes place at the YMCA’s Camp Manitou-Lin in the aptly named Middleville, MI. Situated halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, it’s a convenient venue for just about all of West Michigan so you have no excuse not to come out! It features Sprint(ish), Olympic(ish) and Half(ish) distance triathlons along with duathlons and aquabikes for those of you who might not want to swim or run.
Your day will start on the shores of Lake Barlow with a one, two or three loop swim. Transition is a short run away before heading out onto the beautiful gravel roads of Barry County. The sprint course will feature an out and back on Bowens Mill Road while the Olympic course will work its way south and east, exploring some of the best gravel roads Michigan has to offer. Once you’re back at camp, a quick change of your shoes and you’ll be off onto the trails of Camp Manitou-Lin for the trail/cross country run portion.
Be sure to stick around for the post-race party once you’ve finished. Traditional awards will be handed out to the fastest among us, but we will have some surprises as well, celebrating the spirit of The Dirty Mitten and the end of yet another great triathlon season in West Michigan.
The Half Crazy Tri – 2250m Swim, 54 Bike, 13.1 Run
The Half Crazy Relay – 2250m Swim, 54 Bike, 13.1 Run
The Half Crazy Aquabike – 2250m Swim, 54 Bike
The Half Crazy Duathlon – 3.1 Run, 54 Bike, 13.1 Run
The Long One Tri – 1500m Swim, 29 Bike, 6.2 Run
The Long One Relay – 1500m Swim, 29 Bike, 6.2 Run
The Long One Aquabike – 1500m Swim, 29 Bike
The Long One Duathlon – 3.1 Run, 29 Bike, 6.2 Run
The Shorty Tri – 750m Swim, 14 Bike, 3.1 Run
The Shorty Relay – 750m Swim, 14 Bike, 3.1 Run
The Shorty Aquabike – 750m Swim, 14 Bike
The Shorty Duathlon – 3.1 Run, 14 Bike, 3.1 Run
To Register: https://bit.ly/3rCXNix
(Sunday) 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Camp Manitou Lin
1095 N Briggs Rd, Middleville, Michigan 49333
Crossroads Run: Hope in Motion Join us for the inaugural Crossroads Run and let’s put Hope in Motion! Embark on your adventure along the breathtaking recreational trail nestled within
Join us for the inaugural Crossroads Run and let’s put Hope in Motion!
Embark on your adventure along the breathtaking recreational trail nestled within the enchanting Ridge Point Community Church property in Holland, MI. This trail is like no other, offering a wide, grassy path that stretches as far as the eye can see, promising unforgettable views at every turn. And that’s not all! The journey reaches its crescendo at Jesus Hill, a local legendary spot that will leave you awe-inspired.
Choose your own path and conquer the course with our diverse range of options. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or have the heart of a fierce competitor, we’ve got you covered! Take on the 2.5K run/walk for a delightful taste of adventure, or challenge yourself further with the exhilarating 5K, which entails completing the loop twice. For those seeking the ultimate test of endurance, brace yourself for the 10K, where you’ll conquer not just one, not two, but a whopping four loops! If teamwork is more your style, grab three of your fearless friends and tackle the 10K relay. Each member will complete one loop, making it a memorable bonding experience like no other.
The best part? Your participation in the Crossroads Run will have a meaningful impact. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Crossroads Prison Ministries. For nearly 40 years, Crossroads has been pouring hope into prisons worldwide through their correspondence Bible studies and the dedicated efforts of volunteer mentors. By joining us, you’re not only embarking on an unforgettable journey but also contributing to a cause that transforms lives and brings light to some of the loneliest places on earth.
So, lace up your running shoes, rally your friends, and get ready for an adventure that will have your heart pounding with excitement! Crossroads Run: Hope in Motion awaits you! Even if you’re unable to join us in person at the live event, we still want you to be a part of this incredible journey! No matter where you are in the world, you can still contribute to the cause and experience the excitement virtually.
Join us from the comfort of your own home by participating in the Crossroads Run: Hope in Motion Virtual Edition! Simply sign up, choose your preferred distance, and run, walk, or jog at your own pace in your local area. Share your progress on social media, connect with fellow virtual participants, and together, let’s make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Crossroads Prison Ministries. Your support, no matter the distance, will shine a beacon of hope and show that we are united in our mission to bring positive change. Join us virtually and let’s put Hope in Motion!
Contact us if you would like more information about becoming a corporate sponsor or ministry partner! email@example.com
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 2nd annual Taps and Trails 5K and Community Mile is happening on Thursday, October 5, 2023. All ages can join in the 5K or Community Mile. If you are 21
The 2nd annual Taps and Trails 5K and Community Mile is happening on Thursday, October 5, 2023. All ages can join in the 5K or Community Mile.
If you are 21 or older, you may purchase a ticket to Taps + Trails an annual fall fundraiser for Indian Trails Camp. At Taps + Trails, you’ll sample a wide variety of beers, hard ciders and seltzers, and fantastic food prepared by IKUS’s own Chef Scott. Beverage partners include Lost Art Brewhouse, Trail Point Brewing, Sierra Rose, Long Drink and more. Spend the evening strolling through the beautiful grounds of Indian Trails Camp, learning about the programs and services offered there while enjoying food, beverages and even some live music!
Partners in this event: the City of Grand Rapids, IKUS Life Enrichment Services/Indian Trails Camp and Epic Race Timing promise to bring you a unique event on Thursday night, October 5th. Parking will be located at O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, in the lot of the Kate Pew Wolters building. The Community Mile will be a free event starting at 6:00pm. There is a fee for the 5k, a race t-shirt and awards.
Categories are as follows, M/F: Top 1, Ages 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.
Top 1 in each category get a sweet prize!
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Indian Trails Camp
O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Rode To HELL is a gravel bike event consisting of four distances: 101 Mile, 65 Mile, 39 Mile and 25 Mile. The event encompasses Jackson, Washtenaw, Livingston and Ingham Counties. A majority of the roads traveled will be gravel with smaller segments of paved portions, making for a memorable and unique challenge at the longer distances.
Rode To HELL is done in partnership with the Region 2 Economic Planning Commission serving Hillsdale, Jackson & Lenawee Counties in Michigan.
25, 39, 65, 101 Mile Distances
Check out their website for more details.
(Saturday) 7:00 am - 11:59 pm
Grass Lake, Michigan
The fifth annual North Shore Trail Run will be running once again in the beautiful trails at Coast Guard Park in North Ottawa Dunes – Ferrysburg,
The fifth annual North Shore Trail Run will be running once again in the beautiful trails at Coast Guard Park in North Ottawa Dunes – Ferrysburg, MI.
This year, proceeds will again go to a great local Grand Haven nonprofit, Love in Action (LIA) as well as Chariots of Fire Youth Running Club.
We will have 3 great races this year:
1) 10K Run- 8:15a Start
2) 2K Kids Fun Run – 9:25a Start (This Event is Free for Kids!!)
3) 5K Run/Hike/Walk – 10:00a Start
Try one or try the 10K/5K Combo. If you think you can finish the 10K in 1 hour and 45 minutes, then you will get back in line for the 5K at 10:00AM. Race Start will be at the tennis courts in the park.
To find out more about LIA, check out their website: https://loveinactiontricities.org
Also, Chariots of Fire is a local running club for kids. They encourage and train young boys and girls to run, and help to develop them into men and women. Our support will help them keep the great running program going. https://www.facebook.com/Chariots-of-Fire-Running-Club-155013198628595
As this is a Non-Profit Trail Run, we will not offer any refunds as all money goes back to our great community.
Please NO use of headphones during the race. Being this is a trail race, with some single track parts, we need to keep runners safe, and headphones make it hard to pass and communicate with fellow runners. Thanks for understanding!
Packet/Bib Pick-up: Will be friday October 6th from 4p – 6p at Coast Guard Park (at the pavillion in the back right of the park). You can also pick up you packet/bib on race day starting at 7a on Saturday October 7th.
(Saturday) 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Coast Guard Park
18201 North Shore Rd
The 5th annual Heart & Sole 5K, in honor of Courtney Frazine will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 8:30AM. It is a privilege to photograph this run/walk
The 5th annual Heart & Sole 5K, in honor of Courtney Frazine will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 8:30AM. It is a privilege to photograph this run/walk event to remember and honor the loving heart and kind, generous soul of Courtney Frazine. Fruitport Congregational Church is the site for this scenic and enjoyable 5K run and walk. All of the participants will receive a quality “Dri-Fit” tech shirt for this event.
This event raises funds to support the mission of READ Muskegon, a non-profit that focuses on removing barriers to literacy for community members of Muskegon County.
Last year’s 2022 event, $15,500 was raised and handed to READ Muskegon to assist their mission of enhancing literacy in Muskegon County.
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Indian Trails Camp
O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
It’s not just the “Big Kids.” The little ones are on the road too! Along with their presenting Sponsor, Family Capital Management, the goal of the Grand Rapids Kids Marathon is
It’s not just the “Big Kids.” The little ones are on the road too!
Along with their presenting Sponsor, Family Capital Management, the goal of the Grand Rapids Kids Marathon is to encourage healthy lifestyles for children and their families, and to help kids become physically active for a lifetime.
Sign Up for Free
Kids between the ages of 2 and 12 are invited to participate. Register here for the Kids Marathon beginning August 1 through race weekend.
Begin Your Training
Starting the week of August 1, track each half mile of running/walking or 15 minutes of activity on your log sheet until you have completed 25 “miles.”
Get Ready to Run
On Saturday before the Grand Rapids Marathon, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon.
Registered runners receive an official race bib and T-shirt. All finishers receive a medal and certificate.
Join the Upcoming Community Event
September 19 at 6:30pm Obstacle Course at John Ball Zoo
Get Ready to Run
On Saturday, October 14, run the last 1.2 miles of your marathon on the official race course of the Grand Rapids Marathon at the David D. Hunting YMCA. Registered runners receive an official race bib and T-shirt. All finishers receive a medal and certificate.
Visit the RunSignUp page to sign up, download your log sheet, and get ready to run!
Like them on Facebook for updates on the Kids Marathon.
(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
David D. Hunting YMCA
475 Lake Michigan Drive NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon delivers a fun, highly personal, authentic race experience, particularly for runners who value a well-organized, personal experience over the chaotic, crowded fields of
Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon delivers a fun, highly personal, authentic race experience, particularly for runners who value a well-organized, personal experience over the chaotic, crowded fields of “big city” races through ”concrete canyons.”
This is a race that supports every runner – no one is a stranger on our course – celebrates every individual accomplishment and embodies the spirit of friendship and community that is so unique to running.
To register: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandRapids/GRMarathon
(Sunday) 7:00 am
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ever dream of going toe to toe with a TRAIN? Make your dreams a reality and register to race the Coopersville/Marne locomotive on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Event organizers are
Ever dream of going toe to toe with a TRAIN?
Make your dreams a reality and register to race the Coopersville/Marne locomotive on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Event organizers are back to boarding the train in Coopersville this year! You do have the option to be dropped off at the start if you wish.
The train speed is going to be based on the average estimated finish time of ALL registrants. All runners are asked for their estimated finish time when they register. If we add up 300 estimated finish times, divide by 300, and the average is 25 minutes, then it will take the train about 25 minutes from start to finish.
Regardless of your pace, get ready for your best 5K time ever, we can almost guarantee it! All finishers receive a finisher medal.
-Limited to 300 runners (register sooner rather than later)
-Runners will be transported by train to the starting point 2.5 miles away
-$36 registration entry with optional $15 t-shirt ($5 price increases Sept. 19, Oct. 8, Oct. 29 and Nov. 3. Race day registration is $10 more)
-Flat & fast 5K course. Partial lane closure of main road.
-A portion of the race proceeds will go to back to the Friends of the the Coopersville & Marne Railroad.
What you get with a registration
-1 way boarding pass to the starting line
-Train ride with your fellow compadres
-Opportunity to race against a train
-Optional Beat the Train 5K tshirt
-Chip timed by Epic Timing
-Refreshments at the finish
-Unique top 3 overall and top 3 age group awards for 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.
Interested in the event but not ready to race? Volunteer before, during and/or after the event and get a Beat the Train tshirt! We can keep you busy at packet pickup, on the course as a course marshal and at the finish line. Sign up to volunteer here.
(Saturday) 1:31 pm - 1:31 pm
Team Stellafly and the Stellafly photographers are excited to join Grand Rapids Public Schools’ GR Turkey Trot 2023! “Together We Are Better!” – engaging our entire community in a higher level of
Team Stellafly and the Stellafly photographers are excited to join Grand Rapids Public Schools’ GR Turkey Trot 2023!
“Together We Are Better!” – engaging our entire community in a higher level of awareness around physical fitness, movement and nutrition in a fun-filled way, all while supporting after school opportunities for the students of Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Register early and take advantage of special promotional rates. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group. And the Mini Trot is back again for those ages 12 and under – FREE of charge.
(Friday) 8:00 am est
VanAndel Arena 130 Fulton St West Grand Rapids, MI US 49503
Get out and run the trails at Ken-O-Sha in Grand Rapids, MI on Black Friday. Come discover these hidden trails along Plaster creek. There be a
Get out and run the trails at Ken-O-Sha in Grand Rapids, MI on Black Friday. Come discover these hidden trails along Plaster creek. There be a 5k loop that you can do once, twice, or three times. Awesome t-shirts are included, guaranteed until November 7 at noon.
Just like in 2022, the start/finish as well as packet pickup will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 1200 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Packet pickup on Friday morning starts at 8 am.
5K is 1 lap, 10K is 2 laps, 15K is 3 laps
All distances, including the mile, will start together @ 9:00 AM
Age groups for the 5K, 10K and 15K distance are as follows:
9 and under
Top 1 each in age group get a wood burned award!
Top 1 overall gets a wood burned award as well something else!
For the latest new news, check out their facebook page
The Strava map can be found at https://www.strava.com/routes/3028015863334222588.
Video preview can be found at youtube.com/watch?v=skDUZ9G1ZMI
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Located in Northeast Florida, Amelia Island is an island oasis just 35 miles from Jacksonville. At this JDRF Ride, you’ll cycle along pristine beaches, over marshlands and through beautiful maritime
Located in Northeast Florida, Amelia Island is an island oasis just 35 miles from Jacksonville. At this JDRF Ride, you’ll cycle along pristine beaches, over marshlands and through beautiful maritime forests with mileage options up to 100 miles.
Amelia Island also features dozens of artisanal shops, over 70 restaurants and a historic district that gives you a glimpse into Amelia Island’s Gilded Age.
This Ride is unlike any other. Flat roads, Spanish Moss and ocean views are just a few of the highlights that will welcome riders to this beautiful location. Starting out with a northerly spin through the island, riders will experience the scenic roads through Fernandina Beach. A turn south will take the ride off the island and down Highway A1A, with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Register today and don’t miss your chance to be part of JDRF’s Amelia Island Ride!
Register today! https://tinyurl.com/2u9y444y
(Sunday) 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Omni Amelia Island Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Rd