SHE RUNS Grand Rapids Meetups are a free and fun way to connect with others who are registered for the event or thinking about registering but want to find out more! Some Meetups will involve a training run and/or information, and some are just a time to socialize and get to know others in the run/walk community. Most Meetups require registration — especially if there is a waiver to be signed – so we know how many to plan on for that event. Check back often as new Meetups will be added during the next few months.

Friday, December 2 (7-9 pm)


Gazelle Sports-3930 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Register to enjoy an evening out with friends that won’t involve running, walking or anything more athletic than raising a wine glass! Check off those wish lists and have any purchases wrapped on-site for a donation to Girls on the Run West Michigan. Enjoy music while you sip, nibble, shop and socialize, with some photo opps and register to win opportunities available as well. Wine provided by Fenn Valley Winery and cider by Farmhaus Cider!

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Tuesday, January 10 (7:30-8:30 pm)

Nutrition Meetup

Grand Rapids Ballet, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Preview the first few miles of the event courses, starting and finishing at the Grand Rapids Ballet! Free parking in their lot or on the surrounding streets at meters (free parking on Sundays) and join Gazelle Sports staff and SHE RUNS Grand Rapids pacers in the lobby for a pre-run talk. Courses for one, two and three miles will be offered. Bathrooms and water will be available at the Ballet.
Everyone is welcome!

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Saturday, February 11 (9:00-11:00 am)

DGRI’s World of Winter Snowga and Mini Course Preview Meetup

555 Monroe Ave. N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Join us for “Snowga” (modified outdoor yoga) prior to training runs previewing the last few miles of all the SHE RUNS Grand Rapids half course! Meet at 9 am for 30 minutes of Snowga led by several instructors prior to heading out on 1.5, 3, 5 and 8 mile training runs/walks. Meet back at 555 Monroe Ave N. after training for hot beverages and register to win opportunities.

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Saturday, March 25 (9:00-11:30 am)

Mini Course Preview Meetup

Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, 1204 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Preview some of the SHE RUNS Grand Rapids half course following a 30 minute adult Girls on the Run workshop about positive self-talk and finding life balance, something we can all use! Park in the Hispanic Center lot or across the street at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School. Routes will be available for 2.5, 5, 8 and 12 miles. Water and bathrooms will be available at the Hispanic Center.

Space is limited!
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Thursday, March 30 (6:00 pm)

Social Teams Run and Trivia Meetup

Gazelle Sports, 52 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Join others planning to participate on SHE RUNS Grand Rapids Social Teams – along with your family and friends — for a 5k with the co-ed Farmhaus Cider Run Club at 6:00 pm followed by Team Trivia at 7:00 pm! You’ll score $1 off your first post-run beverage at the bar, and if you keep coming back every Thursday, you’ll score swag for participating!

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Thursday, April 20 (5:30-8:00 pm)

Race Day Ready Meetup with Run/Walk Community

Gazelle Sports, 52 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Plan to meetup with the Gazelle Sports Run/Walk Community for a 6:00 pm training run from the downtown store followed by a Race Day Ready panel discussion at 7:00 pm featuring veteran SHE RUNS Grand Rapids participants and sponsors. Find out how to make April 30 the best race day experience possible!

Space is limited!
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