Run Thru the Rapids

Sun October 17, 2021 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US

Run your race your way! We are offering both virtual and in-person running this year!* Run on your own schedule or feel the excitement of the crowd and the satisfaction of crossing the finish line all while helping young area campers. 

*Pending COVID updates.

Why We Run | All proceeds to benefit the YMCA Camp Manitou-lin Scholarship Fund, which helps send children to summer camp and reduces tuition costs for all young campers. Run Thru The Rapids is proudly owned and operated by the YMCA Service Club.
Registration Fees

ADULTS: $30.00

KIDS (17 & Under): $15.00

T-shirts & Finisher Medals

Race shirts will be given out the day of the race on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Medals will be awarded after crossing the finish line.

Sign up by Saturday 10/10/21 at 11:59:59pm to secure your runner’s t-shirt in your size. For participants signing up the day of the race - there will be an additional $5.00 fee, and we cannot guarantee your shirt size on race day. If your size is not available, speak with one of our volunteers for alternative arrangements. Shirt and medal shipping not available this year.

For BOTH in-person and VIRTUAL racers - Packet pick up is Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in a tent in the parking lot of the downtown Y. And Sunday morning, October 17, 2021 6:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The start time for the 10K is 8:15 a.m. and the start time for the 5K is 8:18 a.m. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

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Race directors will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC regarding COVID-19 and variant updates. If we need to make changes to our racing event we will notify all registered runners and provide updates on our website as well as on our Facebook page.

Course Map 10K

Course map for 10K

Course Map 5K

Course map 5K


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