SHE RUNS Grand Rapids offers three event distances – half marathon, 10k and 5k – to choose from. You can run, walk or wheel a stroller or baby jogger in any of the events! All events will begin between 7:30 am and 8:00 am on Sunday, April 30 on Ottawa Avenue adjacent to Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. The Finish Line will close at 12:30 pm. However, participants will continue to be timed until all have finished. Register now!
Participate on a Social Team – NEW IN 2023
If you believe that MORE is MERRIER, then create your half, 10k or 5k Social Team! Name your team before sending the info to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. with an invite to become a team member and participate together on April 30! That’s it…its that simple. You can decide how much team time and spirit will be involved! Train together or separate, dress in themed kits at the event or come as you are, raise funds for a cause…the sky is the limit! The cross-country method will be used to score Social Teams and swag will be presented event day in the following categories: largest team, best team kit, fastest team and most unhurried team.
Your nonprofit group can host a Spirit Station on any of the event courses to cheer participants on in their effort to reach the finish line! Gather your group of 15 or more, plan your event day theme and bring whatever props, music and signage you’d like to “dress” your space! Plus, lots of energy and encouragement! Qualified groups will earn a donation from SHE RUNS Grand Rapids. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and someone will get back to you with location choices and more information.
It takes hundreds of amazing volunteers to present an event like SHE RUNS Grand Rapids to our community! From set-up on Saturday of event weekend and coordinating the Zero Waste effort as part of the Green Team to directing participants on the event courses and pouring beverages at the Finish Line Festival, volunteers make it happen and those participating are so grateful! Volunteer registration will open in January. Plan now to be part of something spectacular this spring in downtown Grand Rapids! Sign up to be a volunteer here!