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Race Calendar


1/13/18—1st Evangelical Covenant Church Run

1933 Tremont NW, Grand Rapids, MI

5K Run (1.5 Miles if 14 yrs. and under); Sign up at 9:30am, race at 10am

Race Director: Dennis Scully: 616-791-9694 or 453-8600;


2/3/18--Ground Hog Marathon 

Full Marathon:Like the movie, you’ll feel like you’re repeating the same day over and over. A beautiful, snowy (we hope), approximately 4.4 mile course. Splits every 1/6th of a marathon. 8:00 a.m. February 3.  500 Runner limit combined for full and half marathonsHalf Marathon:For those of you who couldn’t stay awake through the whole movie. Only three times around.Moonlight 1/6 Marathon on Groundhog Eve:Hey, we’re going to be set up anyway, no sense in just long-distance people having all the fun.  6:30 p.m. Friday February 2, 2018.  200 Runner limit. (ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2018 STARTS SUMMER 2016)Course

Ever see the movie?  The course will give you the opportunity to relive the same day several times.  A total of 6 loops of approximately 4.4 miles on a CERTIFIED course (Yes!  You can qualify for Boston!) will have you feeling just a little case of deja vu.  Plans are to have two aid stations plus the finish line area.  Map is here. Don’t plan on the course being free of snow.  It’s paved, which means no underlying rocks and roots, but that’s about all we’re promising.

Race Day Information


1400 Maynard NEW LOCATION FOR 2018! Go out Butterworth to Maynard, turn left. The Meadows is on the east side of Maynard

Home - Groundhog Marathon and Half Marathon

MARCH 2018

3/10/18--Robinette Orchard 8 Mile Fun Run with 5th/3rd Mentor Group

3142 Four Mile Rd; Just west of the E. Beltline

Run starts at 9am. Cider and donuts following. GRRC Annual Benefit Run: Donation to

the GR Track Club and Stomach Cancer (in memory of Jan Lapp, former GRRC officer).

Race Directors: Nan & David Hulst, 616-791-0558;

3/17/18--- 35th Annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig

St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, 201

Starts and finishes in East Grand Rapids, Michigan

9am staggered start

All registered participants (cap is 4500) receive a short sleeve technical shirt and commemorative green beverage glass.

Cash awards for top finishers and course record setters, and prizes for age group winners.

Costume contest, awards ceremony, and the RxOptical Hot Chocolate tent and SpartanNash Shamrock sheet cakes to enjoy after the finish.

APRIL 2018

April 21: Striders Classic 10 Mile + 5K

             Covenant Christian High School, 1401 Ferndale Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

             Start Times: 10miler 8am

                                  5 K 8:30am

             More Info Here

MAY 2018


JUNE 2018

6/12/18Rockford N. Middle School 10K Relay Run

397 E. Division St., Rockford, MI

2 person team (alternating 400m laps); Sign up at 6:30pm, race at 7pm

Rogue River Tavern Social afterwards.

Race Director: Bill Fix—616-666-5643;

JULY 2018

7/1/18 Stony Lake Sparkler 5k run/walk
Time:8:00am 1 mile fun run. /8:30am 5k
Location: Stony Lake Inn--- 4722 Scenic Dr.  Shelby, MI 49455
Distance:5k and 1 mile fun run
Description:The Stony Lake Sparkler is a family friendly 5k and 1mile fun run. It is an out and back course run mostly on a natural beauty road. It features awards, medals, t-                shirts and a good post race party with great food and music. It is a charity event raising money for the Crystal Valley Care Fund which was founded in 1992. It serves approximately 300 families per year faced with catastrophic illness and in the case of fires.
Cost:5k $25   1 mile run $15       Family $70(up to 2 adults and up to 4 children at the same address)
Sign up
Contact information and link to registration can be found at

7/10/18—Richmond Park Cross Country Run 5K

1101 Richmond St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI

5K Run; 1.5 Miles (14 and under); Grass and dirt trails; Sign up at 6:30pm; race at 7pm

Race Director: Jim Patch;