Stellafly is the one-stop promotion company for cycling, running, and multisport events. From photographing your event to social media management and marketing, we can help your race grow. Here’s a handful of events we like to cover:
Marathon, Half Marathon,10k, and 5k Runs/Races
High School/College Sport Events
Pre & Post Event Entertainment & Celebrations
Since each event is unique and different, we offer custom packages to best meet your needs. We like to cover other sporting and outdoor events, as well as small special occasions as well. Just send us a message!
Gold – Stellafly Photography and Team Participation
Pink – Team Stellafly Participation
(Saturday) 10:15 am - 9:00 pm
Ottawa Hills High School
2055 Rosewood Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
PLACE 1400 Maynard Ave SW Walker, MI US 49534 We’ve all heard of Punxsutawney Phil, the little furry guy
We’ve all heard of Punxsutawney Phil, the little furry guy in Pennsylvania who comes out, sees his shadow, and declares six more weeks of winter. Then there’s Augustus T. Groundhog, better known as Grand Rapids Gus. He’s Phil’s much more interesting cousin. Unlike Phil, who it seems can only see shadows, Gus has much better eyesight and can look at a calendar on February 2 and know that spring doesn’t start for six weeks. Gus suggested that instead of lamenting over six more weeks of winter, we should EMBRACE the cold and snow and do something fun. And so, the Groundhog Day Marathon was born.
EARLY START–If you’re planning to be running more than about 6 hours, please start at the 7:00 am early start. The normal start is at 8:00 am
It’s a winter running event, outside Grand Rapids Michigan. YES! THERE WILL PROBABLY BE LOTS OF SNOW ON THE COURSE.
The Friday and Saturday closest to Groundhog Day February. In 2022, it’s February 4-5.
It’s more fun than you should have with your clothes on.
Like the movie, you’ll feel like you’re repeating the same day over and over. A beautiful, snowy (we hope), approximately 4.4 mile course. Splits every 1/6th of a marathon. 8:00 a.m. Saturday. 500 Runner limit combined for full and half marathons
For those of you who couldn’t stay awake through the whole movie. Only three times around.
Moonlight 1/6 Marathon on Groundhog Eve:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1/6 MARATHON! Hey, we’re going to be set up anyway, no sense in just long-distance people having all the fun. 6:30 p.m. Friday. 300 Runner limit.
Ever see the movie? The course will give you the opportunity to relive the same day several times. A total of 6 loops of approximately 4.4 miles on a CERTIFIED course (Yes! You can qualify for Boston!) will have you feeling just a little case of deja vu. Two aid stations plus the finish line area. Don’t plan on the course being free of snow. It’s paved, which means no underlying rocks and roots, but that’s about all we’re promising.
Hotels & Travel.
Our airport is GRR. Look for hotels HERE
This is a middle of the freakin’ winter thing. Weather could suck. You do know we’re in Michigan, right? So register at your own risk. There are no refunds, no deferrals, no transfers. If there’s a snowstorm of Biblical proportions, we’ll have a snow date the next Saturday. If it’s still not possible to hold the event, we’ll give people registered for this year a 50% credit on next year’s event.
Race Director: Don Kern email@example.com 616 293 3145
Associate Race Director: TJ Suchocki firstname.lastname@example.org 616 406 9772
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Cornwell, email@example.com
Mailing Address: 1170 Oakburn Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(Sunday) 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
6th Annual Dirty 30 Gravel Events Welcome! The gravel action takes place in
Welcome! The gravel action takes place in and around Saranac, Michigan (MI), just east of Grand Rapids, MI.
Dirty 30 Gravel Events offers the below races. Please select the race that intrigues you most to learn more about what you are getting yourself into.
Dirty 30 Gravel Events are part of the Michigan Gravel Race Series (MGRS)
The Unclean 16 is part of the Mini Course Series
The STS Custom Bikes Dirty 30 is part of the Short Course Series
The Filthy 50 is part of the Long Course Series
The XDirty 130 is part of the Ultra Course Series
To register: https://dirtythirtygravelgrinder.com/register-now
(Saturday) 7:00 am
17 South Bridge Street
LIKE THE CLASSIC IT’S NAMED AFTER, BARRY-ROUBAIX WILL TEST RIDERS AGAINST (80%) ROLLING GRAVEL ROADS, PAVEMENT, ONE MILE OF ROUGH TWO TRACK, ROCKS, SAND, MUD, AND POSSIBLY SNOW AND ICE
They offer four race lengths to challenge riders of all abilities.
The 18-mile Lauf “Chiller” has approx. 1200 feet of ascent.
The 36-mile Smith Optics “Thriller” climbs approx. 2200 feet of ascent.
The 62-mile SRAM “Killer” you can expect approx. 3800 feet of ascent.
The 100-mile Panaracer “Psycho Killer” you will enjoy over 6800 feet of ascent! *350 race cap*
They also have 45NRTH Fat Bike specific categories in the 18 & 36 mile races.
Check out the Youth Team Competition sponsored by Security Credit Union. CLICK HERE for more details.
The Barry-Roubaix is participating in the Michigan Gravel Race Series.
The largest gravel road bicycle race in the world!
Kick off the race season with over 3,800 of your fellow cyclists
Challenging race traversing the rolling and scenic gravel roads throughout Barry County, Michigan
Over $40,000 in awards cash and prizes
Gravel, Cyclocross, Mountain, Road, Single-Speed, Fixed gear, Fatbikes & Tandem bicycles are welcome in any category
The courses will be marked with the exception of the 100 mile (GPS files, cue sheets and maps are provided). Directional arrows will be coordinated with your race length.
RED = 62 mile, YELLOW = 36 mile and BLUE = 18 mile race
Race starts in waves to give riders ample room to enjoy the ride and scenery.
Neutral aid stations
A huge after-party and awards ceremony
Founders beer and food vendors inside the awards party
An exceptionally organized and well-executed event
Registration is open. Limited spots available.
(Saturday) 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hastings, Michigan at Church and Center Streets
Team Stellafly is sending athletes to Boston this year! The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon race hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is
Team Stellafly is sending athletes to Boston this year!
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon race hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is traditionally held on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, the event was inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics.
(Monday) 7:00 am - 11:50 pm
Looking for an early-season primer? How about a springtime PR to kick off your season? Or, maybe you want a race you can run with your kids without fighting
Looking for an early-season primer? How about a springtime PR to kick off your season? Or, maybe you want a race you can run with your kids without fighting big-city traffic and congestion. This race is for you! Rivertown races is a perfect race for the elite athlete as well as the first time runner.
With a start and finish at beautiful Millennium Park, runners will travel over roads, paved trails, and bridges while enjoying the rolling terrain, wetlands, and lakes that encompass this unique location. Food and beverages, music, and family fun will be available throughout the event.
If you are training for the Amway River Bank Run, this half marathon fits in nicely with the suggested training schedule for that race.
Professionally organized and timed. And all proceeds go to support the urban youth ministry of Bridge Street Ministries.
To register: https://rivertownraces.com/register/
(Saturday) 7:00 am
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
Hart Hills will test your endurance. This cycling challenge is held on the gravel, dirt and paved roads through the Hills of Hart, MI and surrounding areas. The venue is home to a great expanse
Hart Hills will test your endurance. This cycling challenge is held on the gravel, dirt and paved roads through the Hills of Hart, MI and surrounding areas. The venue is home to a great expanse of agricultural including thousands of acres of asparagus fields and orchards. It is rugged, remote, and the perfect place for an epic cycling challenge. Hart Hills will start and finish in downtown Hart and has a history of being quite a memorable event. Four distance options are available to choose from: 5-mile (kids race), 10-mile (kids race), 25-miles, and 55-miles. Hart Hills as something to offer all cyclists, regardless of their level of skill, fitness, or sense of adventure.
Race Director: Mark Slagel, Raymond Passchier
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
105 E Main St, Hart, MI 49420
DESCRIPTION She Runs Grand Rapids Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Proud, Confident, Bold, Energetic, Loud -A Gazelle Sports Event presented by University of Michigan Health-West We celebrate her, because she runs
-A Gazelle Sports Event presented by University of Michigan Health-West
We celebrate her, because she runs with confidence. She faces her challenges with fear in her pocket, but even more courage in her heart. She runs — and walks — knowing that every step gets her closer to herself, her community, and her values.
SHE RUNS Grand Rapids
April 30, 2023
SHE RUNS Grand Rapids, (formerly Gazelle Girl,) started in 2013 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Over the past 10 years, thousands of women from 30 states and abroad have joined to run and walk in downtown Grand Rapids. SHE RUNS GR continues to connect women through movement, and we envision it as a key part of the transformation toward healthier living in West Michigan, and intentionally engaging historically underrepresented communities- inviting not just any She who runs, but every She who runs!
We are proud that 100 percent of the event profits will be donated to our longstanding charity partners, Girls on the Run and the YWCA of West Central Michigan. On April 30, 2023 we will continue to celebrate the legacy of what we’ve built, honor the moment in which we now find ourselves, and look ahead to the future of inclusivity in the running community. Our sincerest hope is that you’re as excited as we are about the evolution of SHE RUNS GR. Please plan to join us to celebrate 11 years of running – and walking – the streets of our incredible city!
More information at https://sherunsgr.com/
To register: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=120109
(Sunday) 8:00 am
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Entering its 16th year, the Armed Services Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K received great feedback on their decision to switch from the fall season to Spring of 2022. Grand Haven High
Entering its 16th year, the Armed Services Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K received great feedback on their decision to switch from the fall season to Spring of 2022. Grand Haven High School served as the perfect backdrop, offering several event distances all starting AND finishing on the track inside the football stadium. This event is also one of the most scenic courses in West Michigan with 97% of the course on wooded bike paths. This event will make contributions to the West Michigan and original founding chapter of FOLDS OF HONOR. In addition to enjoying one of the most scenic venues, other amenities you’ll enjoy include a long sleeve “Dri-Fit” tech shirt, event bag with logo, custom finisher medal, and custom overall and age group awards to name a few.
To Register: https://bit.ly/3Ev8bMJ
(Sunday) 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
The 2023 Bear Lake Triathlon & Duathlon is a premier, long running athlete and family-friendly event. It tends to be seen as the season opener for triathlon in West Michigan.
The 2023 Bear Lake Triathlon & Duathlon is a premier, long running athlete and family-friendly event. It tends to be seen as the season opener for triathlon in West Michigan. This event is embraced and fully supported by the City of North Muskegon and its departments (Police, Fire & Rescue and DPW), Muskegon County Sheriff Marine & Road Patrol Divisions, Muskegon County Road Commission, White Lake Twp. Fire & Rescue, North Muskegon Public Schools and North Muskegon Schools Athletic Boosters.
• Sprint Triathlon: 750 meter swim / 20 K bike / 5 K run
• Sprint Duathlon: 5 K run / 20 K bike / 5 K run
• Olympic Triathlon: 1500 meter swim / 40 K bike / 10 K run
• Relay teams are welcomed for any of these events: Male / Female / Co-Ed
To Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=84699
(Sunday) 8:00 am
Bear Lake Beach, North Muskegon, MI
The Lightpoint 5K is a celebration centered around one of New Holland Brewing’s beers: Lightpoint. Lightpoint is a Functional White Ale that offers a low-calorie option without compromising full craft
The Lightpoint 5K is a celebration centered around one of New Holland Brewing’s beers: Lightpoint. Lightpoint is a Functional White Ale that offers a low-calorie option without compromising full craft flavor. Brewed with Coconut Water, Raw Honey, and Orange Peel, this refreshing brew is best enjoyed with friends after a day of hard work and exercise. Participants of this race are for those 21 and older.
(Saturday) 8:00 am
New Holland Brewing
417 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Entering their 19th year, Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon is the perfect place for a destination event. In addition to a wonderful vacation destination for participants, family and friends, you’ll enjoy swimming
Entering their 19th year, Grand Haven Triathlon & Duathlon is the perfect place for a destination event. In addition to a wonderful vacation destination for participants, family and friends, you’ll enjoy swimming in the clear waters of Lake Michigan, alongside the State Park beach, THE smoothest and most scenic bike course in the Midwest and THE most scenic run course on the City Boardwalk along the City riverfront.
This event is embraced and supported by the City of Grand Haven and all its departments (Public Safety, Parks & Recreation and DPW), Ottawa County Sheriff Marine and Road Patrol Divisions, Ottawa County Road Commission, U.S. Coast Guard, Michigan DNR, various non-profit organizations, 250+ volunteers, sponsors and local residents cheering you all the way. The venue and courses are approved and will be ready for you on race day. Participants have numerous options to race. These include:
In addition to one of, if not THE most scenic venues, some of the amenities you’ll receive include a quality “Dri-Fit” tech shirt, neck gator with event logo, custom swim cap with event logo, custom “Finisher” medal, overall and age group awards.
To Register: http://www.grandhaventri.com/register.html
(Sunday) 7:00 am
Tri Cities YMCA
1 Y Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023 (To Be Confirmed) Place: Walloon Village (Melrose Twp.) Michigan Event
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023 (To Be Confirmed)
Place: Walloon Village (Melrose Twp.) Michigan
Event Start Time: 7:30AM
Transition Opens: 6:00AM
The Walloon Lake Triathlon offers a sprint distance triathlon, duathlon, and aquabike (swim & bike only). Relay teams (male, female, & co-ed) are also encouraged to participate in both events. The triathlon consists of a 600-meter swim, a 20-K bike, and a 5-K run. The duathlon consists of a 2.5-K run, 20-K bike, and another 5-K run. The aquabike event will be the swim and bike courses only. The first leg of the duathlon will start at the same time as the first wave of the triathlon. Please click the “Course maps” tab for descriptions and maps.
Athlete and spectator parking will be available at Walloon Community Church, located 1/4 mile northeast of the Barrel Back on M-75. There is a dirt trail exiting the west end of the church lot which will bring you right to the race venue. Barrel Back Restaurant will be the site for Friday and Saturday’s late registration and packet pickup. Barrel Back will also provide an epic post-race picnic for athletes and volunteers.
Walloon Lake is famous for its pristine waters and sandy bottom. After a deep water start from Tommy’s boat docks, swimmers will follow a clockwise triangle and exit the water back at the docks and proceed immediately into the transition area in the circle park next to the Barrel Back. Bicyclists will ride West and South along the shoreline of Walloon Lake on an “out-and-back” course with a few gently rolling hills. Upon completion of the bike, athletes will proceed to a fairly flat, two-loop run course through Walloon Village, finishing with a beautiful and flat finish along the shores of Walloon Lake. In addition to a beautiful swim and a scenic bike and run course, athletes will also enjoy a race shirt, finisher awards, post-race food provided by Barrel Back Restaurant, and discounts from sponsors and vendors.
(Saturday) 8:00 am
4454 M-75, Walloon Lake, MI 49796
For 2023, Millennium Meadows Marathon is proud to be hosting its 6th year! We will feature a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and the newly added Marathon RELAY. All four
For 2023, Millennium Meadows Marathon is proud to be hosting its 6th year! We will feature a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and the newly added Marathon RELAY. All four events will take place Sunday, August 27th.
Wait…did you say that in 2023 there would be a Team Relay for the Full Marathon???? YES!
Secchia Meadows provides the perfect course for a team relay, with each relay leg being roughly 4 miles. Round up a team and come compete. We’ll set up a relay row, where teams can place tents and have a great time.
Millennium Meadows Marathon events occur at Secchia Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the many Kent County Parks and what we think is the most scenic and beautiful. You will run on a wide and paved path that crosses a footbridge, winds along the Grand River, and cuts through meadows. Most of the course is heavily shaded.
We are a proud supporter of the Kent County Parks Department and Team World Vision – Grand Rapids. Use our Donate button on the left menu, select which organization and follow the steps.
(Sunday) 7:00 am
1415 Maynard Avenue SW
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.”
We are 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
Team Stellafly and the Stellafly photographers are excited to join Grand Rapids Public Schools’ GR Turkey Trot 2019! “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 2019!
“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.
(Sunday) 8:00 am est
VanAndel Arena 130 Fulton St West Grand Rapids, MI US 49503