Millennium Meadows Marathon

Sun August 28, 2022 Grand Rapids, MI 49534 US Directions
Events

Marathon

$80 6:00AM EDT Price increases after May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon (13.35 miles with certified half marathon split)

$60 7:00AM EDT Price increases after May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10K (Uses one extended loop of the course)

$40 8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Marathon Team Relay

$200 7:00AM EDT Price increases after May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
1400 Maynard SW
Grand Rapids, MI US 49534
Description

Welcome! 

For 2022, Millennium Meadows Marathon is proud to be hosting it's 5th year! We will feature a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and newly added Marathon RELAY. All four events will take place Sunday August 28th. 

 

Wait...did you say that in 2022 there would now be a Team Relay for the Full Marathon???? YES!

Sechia Meadows provides the perfect course for a team relay, with each relay leg being roughly 4 miles. Round up a team and come compete. We'll set up relay row, where teams can place tents and have a great time. 

 

The 5th Annual Millennium Meadows Marathon events occur at Secchia Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the many Kent County Parks and what we think is the most scenic and beautiful. You will run on a wide and paved path that crosses a footbridge, winds along the Grand River and cuts through meadows. Most of the course is heavily shaded.

 

We are a proud supporter of the Kent County Parks Department. Use our Donate button to donate, and we will match your donation!

 

Events

Full Marathon           6 loops for 26.2 miles

Marathon Relay         6 loops for 26.2 miles

Half Marathon           3 loops for 13.35 Half Marathon (with a 13.1 split mat!) 

10k Distance             1 loop 

 

Aid Stations

There will be two aid stations located on each loop, stocked with water and Gatorade. Water and Gatorade tables will be well spread out and volunteers will place cups onto the tables. There will be no food provided on course.

Awards

We award the first place winner of both Men's and Women's for each distance. We also award Age Group Winners, for first through third place, Men's and Women's, for each event.

Starting times

Full Marathon                        6:00am 

Half Marathon                       7:00am 

Marathon Relay                    7:00am 

10K (1 Modified loop)           8:00am  

Post-Race Village

After completing your event, Post-Race Village will be open to come and pick up a prepackaged snack, water, Gatorade and beverages provided by New Holland Brewing CO. Secchia Meadows is blessed with tons of grassy space to spread out, recover and cheer on incoming runners

Packet Pickup

SATURDAY PACKET PICK UP - At Fulton Street Pub & Grill, 801 W. Fulton Street from 2 pm - 6 pm.

RACE DAY - In the pavilion at the race site starting at 5:15 a.m.

LATE REGISTRATION -  ONLINE ONLY - We will not have late registration available at the race site however you can register on your phone up till the start of the race. 

We can’t thank you enough for your participation and look forward to seeing you at the starting line for a fun race day!

 

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Marathon Course

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The course for the marathon is the same as the Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon - Grand Rapids. The half marathon uses the same course, but only 3 loops instead of 6 with a shorter leg to the finish line for a total of 13.35 miles (with a 13.1 official half marathon split mat). The 10K uses the marathon course but with only one loop. It's about a mile from the start to the loop, and about a mile from the loop back to the finish. FOR THE MARATHON ONLY--A 5:00AM EARLY START IS RECOMMENDED FOR RUNNERS WHO WILL TAKE MORE THAN 6 HOURS!

The loop is 4.05 miles long. Mostly flat. The section between 2.5 and 3.5 (on the first time around) rolls gradually uphill but there are no major hills. 

Aid stations at the beginning of the loop (about the 1 mile mark) and in the middle (just past the 3 mile mark) with Gatorade, Water, and maybe a little extra nutrition as well. We're likely to have some GU packets available, but plan to carry your own stuff as well. 

MARATHON ONLY--5AM START AVAILABLE FOR "VELOCITY CHALLENGED" RUNNERS. IF YOU PLAN TO WIN AN AWARD OR QUALIFY FOR BOSTON, YOU NEED TO START AT THE NORMAL START TIME AT 6AM

Half Marathon Course

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The half marathon race is 13.35 miles long. There's a certified split at the half marathon mark which will appear with your results, but the finish line is the same as the marathon finish line.

10K Course

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NOTE--FOR 2021 WE ARE CHANGING TO A 10K COURSE. MAP TO BE POSTED SOON.

Six Mile Course (Note--the 6 mile finish line is adjusted to be at the same place as the marathon finish line, so the course is about 58 feet longer by the time you get to the finish line.)

Questions and Other Race Details

Age Limits? No. You or your parents determine if you're old enough.

Packet Pickup--On race day in the pavillion at the race site at 5:15 a.m. SATURDAY PACKET PICKUP Saturday afternoon from 2pm - 6pm at Fulton Street Pub & Grill, 801 W. Fulton Street.  LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY. USE YOUR SMART-PHONE FROM YOUR CAR TO REGISTER. SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION LIMITS

Early Start for MARATHON at 5:00 a.m. General marathon start is at 6:00. No early start for Half Marathon or 10K. Half marathon is at 7:00 a.m. 10K is at 8:00 a.m.

Finisher medals for all events. Gender specific T-shirts for all events. Age Group Awards for all age groups and places.

Timing All timing and placing will be chip time. If you have ego involved about crossing the finish line first, then start near the front and pass the person in front of you.

YES, this is a Boston qualifying course

Time Limits? Keep moving and act like you're trying to finish in a reasonable time. We won't have any problems. Stop for a picnic and we'll probably go home without you.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. You can defer your entry to next year, or transfer to another person. Go look up your entry and click on the "MORE DETAILS" link.  Then select Defer or Transfer to another runner.

 

 

TSHIRTS

Anyone signing up for the event after 8/25/2021 shirts will be available after the event. If you don't get one at the event, we will get you one!

Download Registration Form

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