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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 (jhost@gazellesports.com), John Ranville (jranville@gazellesports.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

Holland Running Club (@hollandrunningclub) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: hollandrunningclub@gmail.com

Michigan Trail Runners

About: Michigan Trail Runners are a group of runners who enjoy spending time outdoors, running and hiking trails throughout Southeast Michigan.

Website: Michigan Trail Runners Swag – Trail Running Group –

Social Media: (20+) Michigan Trail Runners | Facebook

Jesse Powell (@uglyfinish) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: uglyfinish@gmail.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.

Social Media: (20+) STARS – Sisters Taking Action Reversing Statistics | Facebook

S.T.A.R.S. (@starspwr) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information:beautifulone1963@comcast.net

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: hillsandstairs@gmail.com

Westside Stride

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

West Stride (@weststride) • Instagram photos and videos

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).

Website: The Dirty Herd Trail Running Group – Gazelle Sports

Social Media: (20+) Gazelle Sports Grand Rapids Dirty Herd | Grand Rapids MI | Facebook

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

Hot Girls Walk GR (@hotgirlswalkgr) • Instagram photos and videos

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.

Website: Lyon Street Run Club | Facebook | Linktree

Social Media: (20+) Lyon Street Run Club | Grand Rapids MI | Facebook

Lyon Street Run Club (@lyonstreetrunclub) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: lyonstreetrunclub@gmail.com

November Project

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!

Website: Grand Rapids, MI – November Project (november-project.com)

Social Media: (20+) November Project Grand Rapids | Facebook

November Project Grand Rapids (@novemberprojectgr) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: november.proj@gmail.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.

Social Media: Trail Sisters Grand Rapids (@trailsisters_grandrapids) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: samanthaben88@gmail.com

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

Creston Run Group (@crestonrungroup) • Instagram photos and videos


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:  rungrinfo@gmail.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. 

Website: Kalamazoo Area Runners – Michigan’s Largest Running Club!

Social Media: (20+) Kalamazoo Area Runners | Facebook

Kalamazoo Area Runners (@kalamazooarearunners) • Instagram photos and videos

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.  

Website: WERUN313

Social Media: (20+) We Run 313 | Detroit MI | Facebook

We Run 313 (@werun313) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: connect@werun313.com

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. 

Website: atozrunning.com

Social Media: A to Z Running (@atozrunning) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: atozrunning@gmail.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.

Website: Grand Rapids Yoga, Strength, Running, Fitness – SweatNET

Social Media: (20+) Sweatnet Grand Rapids | Facebook

SweatNET Grand Rapids (@sweatnetgr) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: berlyn@sweatnet.com or 231.206.9962

GRD Elite 

About: Grand Rapids Distance Elite focuses on a high-level running program to prepare for competition.
2022 sponsored Nuun team! 

Social Media: GRD Elite (@grand_rapids_distance_elite) • Instagram photos and videos

Contact for more information: Message from Instagram