1.Encouraging atmosphere – 50% of participants are first timers or trying distance for the first time! 

2. Our finish line stays open for the last participant! 

3. Finish Line Fest – It’s a party on Calder Plaza! Celebrate your finish with Grand Rapids’ own DJ Dre plus wine, beer, lemonade and pickle juice at the finish! 

4. We have AMAZING pacers. A number of them have been with us for all ten years! See your 2022 pace team here.

5. 100% of event proceeds benefit the YWCA, Girls on the Run and the Gazelle Sports Foundation supporting women and movement. 

6. Aid Stations at approximately every two miles. We have you covered!

7. Hydration is not the only support we provide – we have spirit stations throughout the course to cheer you on your way!

8. Finisher medals for every participant! We celebrate every She who Runs. 

9. A moisture-wicking shirt in a women’s fit!  Available XS – 3XL

10. Zero waste event! Being a zero waste event means diverting at least 90% of your overall waste from the landfill. We achieve this by reducing, reusing, recycling, composting, and donating items from race day.