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Gazelle Sports Urban Herd
About: The Urban Herd is a co-ed group that meets every Thursday at 6 pm at Gazelle Sports Downtown (52 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids 49503) and on Saturdays at 7:30 am in the summer and 8 am in the winter at various locations (see below website for more information).
Website: Urban Herd – Gazelle Sports
Social Media: (20+) Gazelle Sports | Facebook
Contact for more information: Jaime Host (firstname.lastname@example.org), John Ranville (email@example.com)
Holland Running Club
About: The Holland Running Club’s mission is to promote a healthier lifestyle through the sport of running by connecting, mentoring, and supporting runners of all abilities in our community. Group runs on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm, and Saturdays at 8:00 am (7:00 am for the months of June, July, and August). Locations and routes are posted in the calendar located here as well as on their FB page the day before each run.
Website: Holland Running Club – Home
Social Media: Holland Running Club | Facebook
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Trail Runners
About: Michigan Trail Runners are a group of runners who enjoy spending time outdoors, running and hiking trails throughout Southeast Michigan.
Social Media: (20+) Michigan Trail Runners | Facebook
Contact for more information: email@example.com
About: According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African American women are overweight. S.T.A.R.S (Sisters Taking Action Reducing Statistics) works toward decreasing that statistic and reversing the number of women with chronic diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyles. S.T.A.R.S is friendly competition, Christ-centered encouragement, and resources for both new and veteran runners and those working toward living FIT. Group which meets at Rogers Plaza (972 28th Street SW, Wyoming 49509) every Monday and Wednesday from 7-7:45 am. Park near the main entrance where the group will meet.
Contact for more information:firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Night Hills & Stairs
About: A co-ed group of runners of all ability levels that meets every Wednesday night at 5:30 & 6:30 pm at City Built Brewing Co. (820 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids 49503) in downtown Grand Rapids to run hills and stairs. We run every week through sunshine, rain, snow, or whatever weather our lovely state desires to bring on. After the run, join us inside City Built for food, drinks, and conversation.
Social Media: (20+) Wednesday Night Hills & Stairs | Facebook
Contact for more information: email@example.com
About: Runners and walkers are welcome to this group that meets in the Red Lion parking lot on the westside of Grand Rapids (412 Bridge Street NE) every Tuesday at 6 pm from April 1-October 31; just the first Tuesday of the month November-March.
Social Media: (20+) WestSide Stride | Facebook
Contact for more information: Thankyou@swiftprinting.com
Grand Rapids Dirty Herd
About: The Dirty Herd is a collection of individuals who love trail running. Trail running novices or skilled single-track navigators can join to discover the epic adventure waiting in the woods each week in Grand Rapids (Holland, and Kalamazoo currently on hold).
Contact for more information: 616.940.9888 during regular Gazelle Sports business hours
Hot Girls Walk Grand Rapids
About: Weekly walking club open to ANY and ALL women. LGBTQIA+ friendly and welcome non-binary folks as well.
Social Media: (20+) Hot Girls Walk GR Social Page | Facebook
Lyon Street Run Club
About: A co-ed group of runners of all ability levels who meet every Tuesday at 6 am at various locations (see website below for list) to run 3 or 5 miles.
Social Media: (20+) Lyon Street Run Club | Grand Rapids MI | Facebook
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
About: November Project GR began in 2017 when Matt Swiontek and Yoshi Saka shared a beer at Founders Brewing Company and were inspired to wake up early to run hills and do burpees. Luckily, the catalog of activities has expanded, and the team of leaders changed, but the drive to spread community and get Grand Rapids moving remains. Meet at the corner of Lyon & Bostwick at 6:01 am every Wednesday to see what the hype is all about!
Social Media: (20+) November Project Grand Rapids | Facebook
Contact for more information: email@example.com
Trail Sisters Grand Rapids
About: Local chapter of @Trail_Sisters, a womxn’s trail running & online journal community. They host guided no-drop, womxn only group runs in Grand Rapids, MI. Find group run information by following them on Instagram.
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Michigan Trail Runners
About: Co-ed trail running group which encourages people to get out and run in the woods, all abilities welcome.
Social Media: (20+) West Michigan Trail Runners | Facebook
White Pine Women’s Running Club
About: Group for local women to come together for outdoor exercise, fellowship, and fresh air welcome to all levels – from walkers to serious runners! Pace groups cover anywhere from 2 to 8+ miles.
Social Media: (20+) White Pine Women’s Running Club | Facebook
Contact for more information: message one of the FB admins from the above FB page
Creston Run Group
About: A co-ed membership-based group that meets every Monday at 6 pm at Creston Brewery (1504 Plainfield Avenue NE, Grand Rapids 49505).
Social Media: (20+) Creston Run Group | Facebook
About: A co-ed, membership-based running club whose members live, train and run to become better athletes; a group of everyday people accomplishing amazing things on the roads and trails. Running locations in the greater Grand Rapids area with a newsletter emailed to members each week with the time/location of each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions meet at 6 pm year-round, with an additional 6 am option offered during the summer. Saturday long runs meet at 7 am during the summer and 8 am the rest of the year.
Website: RunGR – A Grand Rapids Running Club
Social Media: (20+) RunGR | Grand Rapids MI | Facebook
Contact for more information: email@example.com
Kalamazoo Area Runners
About: The mission of the Kalamazoo Area Runners is to promote a healthy lifestyle through the sport of running while enhancing the quality of life in the community. Membership includes benefits, and support and encouragement for runners of all abilities. They offer training programs and events, group runs, race discounts, service provider and merchant discounts, and more throughout the greater Kalamazoo, Portage and Battle Creek.
Social Media: (20+) Kalamazoo Area Runners | Facebook
Contact for more information: Membership@kalamazooarearunners.org
We Run 313
About: The premier co-ed, membership-based run club of Detroit. Their slogan is “Connect. Run. Build.” with the common goal of strengthening the community and becoming overall better humans while training together on the streets of Detroit.
Social Media: (20+) We Run 313 | Detroit MI | Facebook
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
A to Z Running
About: Helping to grow the running community and connect with other runners is one of their foundational goals. From coaching and training support to gear and running know-how, they cover it all and invite suggestions for more.
Contact for more information: email@example.com
SweatNET Grand Rapids
About: Membership-based, co-ed, cross-training club that provides members access to free / discounted monthly events, local content, meditations, exclusive deals and discounts with +100 local businesses, and nutritious recipes. A variety of workouts and a sense of community, empowerment, and connection.
Social Media: (20+) Sweatnet Grand Rapids | Facebook
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231.206.9962
About: Grand Rapids Distance Elite focuses on a high-level running program to prepare for competition.
2022 sponsored Nuun team!
Contact for more information: Message from Instagram