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We celebrate her, because she runs with confidence. She faces her challenges with fear in her pocket, but even more courage in her heart. She runs -- and walks -- knowing that every step gets her closer to herself, her community, and her values.
Join us at Calder Plaza in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
SHE RUNS Grand Rapids
April 30, 2023
SHE RUNS Grand Rapids, (formerly Gazelle Girl,) started in 2013 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Over the past 10 years, thousands of women from 30 states and abroad have joined to run and walk in downtown Grand Rapids. SHE RUNS GR continues to connect women through movement, and we envision it as a key part of the transformation toward healthier living in West Michigan, and intentionally engaging historically underrepresented communities- inviting not just any She who runs, but every She who runs!
We are proud that 100 percent of the event profits will be donated to our longstanding charity partners, Girls on the Run and the YWCA of West Central Michigan. On April 30, 2023 we will continue to celebrate the legacy of what we’ve built, honor the moment in which we now find ourselves, and look ahead to the future of inclusivity in the running community. Our sincerest hope is that you’re as excited as we are about the evolution of SHE RUNS GR. Please plan to join us to celebrate 11 years of running – and walking – the streets of our incredible city!
More information at https://sherunsgr.com/
SHE RUNS Grand Rapids is looking for impact stories to share with our community! Do you have a real story of triumph, adversity, and/or overcoming obstacles? If so, we want to hear from you so we may all discover a little bit of relatability in each individual story, and stay motivated to cross the finish line.
Submit your story here.
To celebrate our 11th event we are excited to announce the 11 Day Lead In to event day on April 30, 2023. Our goal is to make your pre-race experience easy and convenient with 11 days of opportunities to connect with SHE RUNS Grand Rapids event staff and sponsors across Michigan. The 11 Day Lead In will take the place of the traditional expo we have offered in previous years. During April 20-30 we will offer opportunities for women to pick up their event bib and shirt from different Gazelle Sports locations. Late registration will also be offered. Be sure to check back as we add more details and look for future communication on where to purchase exclusive SHE RUNS Grand Rapids branded apparel.
11 Day Lead In Schedule:
Thursday, April 20:
4-7p – Gazelle Sports Grandville (new location opens this spring!)
Friday, April 21:
11a-1p – Gazelle Sports 28th Street
4-7p – Gazelle Sports Holland
Saturday, April 22:
8-11a – Gazelle Sports Downtown Grand Rapids
8a – Join the Urban Herd Run/Walk
10a – Race Day Ready Panel
Sunday, April 23:
12-3p – Gazelle Sports Birmingham
10:30a – 5k run/walk led by store staff
Monday, April 24:
4-7p – Gazelle Sports Northville
6:30p – 3 or 6 mile run/walk led by store staff
Tuesday, April 25:
11a-1p – Gazelle Sports Downtown
Wednesday, April 26:
4-7p – Gazelle Sports 28th Street
Thursday, April 27:
11a-1p – Gazelle Sports Kalamazoo
Friday, April 28:
4-7p – Gazelle Sports 28th Street
5:30p – Meet the Pacers Panel
Saturday, April 29:
8a – Location TBD
Pre-event Shake Out Run/Walk
Sunday, April 30:
6:30a – Calder Plaza, Downtown Grand Rapids
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Everyone who finishes the half marathon, 10k and 5k will receive a custom finisher medal.
Top three overall, and in each Age Group of all three races receive awards as well.
Overall winners receive:
$75 New Balance apparel/accessories
$100 Gazelle Sports gift certificate
$50 New Balance apparel/accessories
$75 Gazelle Sports gift certificate
$25 New Balance apparel/accessories
$50 Gazelle Sports gift certificate
First, second and third place Age Group winners for each event will receive $25, $15 and $10 Gazelle Sports gift certificates, respectively.
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