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Additional race information can be found at http://miottawa.org/m231.
Ottawa County is thrilled to be partnering with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Ottawa County Road Commission to offer the M23.1k Run on October 21, 2017. The M231 Highway stretches seven miles through the spectacular, rolling countryside and over the Grand River in West Michigan. Runners can choose from a 23.1k run or a 4 mile run over CLOSED course. The highway will be closed to traffic from approximately 5AM - 1PM. Details, FAQs and more at miOttawa.org. You can also search our hashtags, #m231k and #runwhereyoubelong, on social media for announcements.The JR Automation Post Race Party will take place at the Start/Finish Line located beside the Grand River at Conner Bayou. Be sure to purchase your Pipe-Line Smokehouse Lunch tickets your registration! BBQ, salads, and plenty of sides will be offered. One adult beverage from Grand Armory Brewing is included with the price of your registration. A cash bar will be available for guests and additional drinks.You MUST have your valid ID to consume alcohol.
The JR Automation Post Race Party will take place at the Start/Finish Line located beside the Grand River at Conner Bayou. Be sure to purchase your Pipe-Line Smokehouse Lunch tickets your registration! BBQ, salads, and plenty of sides will be offered. One adult beverage from Grand Armory Brewing is included with the price of your registration. A cash bar will be available for guests and additional drinks.You MUST have your valid ID to consume alcohol.
The race will be capped at 300 total runners and the price goes up progressively until race day. There will NOT be registration on the day of the race. If space remains, you can register at packet pick-up on (October 19) Thursday from 3-8PM and (October 20) Friday from 3-8PM at the Filmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore, West Olive by cash or check only. You can pick up your bib or shirt the day of the race. You must register by September 27 to guarantee your shirt size.
Proceeds from the run will go toward West Michigan’s non-motorized pathway system. An extensive system of paved trails benefits residents and visitors alike. Paved trails through Ottawa County provide: opportunities for fitness and family recreation; environmental benefits; transportation corridors; and economic benefits to the community.
Thank you to the hosts and generous sponsors who have provided dollars, services or goods: Ottawa County | Michigan Department of Transportation | Ottawa County Sheriff's Office | Ottawa County Road Commission | Ottawa County Community Mental Health | Ottawa County Department of Public Health
Enterprise | Mika Meyers | Interphase Interiors | Chemical Bank | AcenTek | Merle Boes | Prein & Newhof | Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center | JR Automation | Priority Health | Delta Dental | Imagesoft | Governmental Consultant Services | Arthur J Gallagher & Co | Give 'Em A Brake Safety | Meijer | M & S Storage | Nichols | Gordon Water Systems | Grand Armory Brewing | The Pipeline Smokehouse | United Dairy Industry of Michigan | Kerkstras | EcoTrek Fitness | Rodan + Fields by Shannon Felgner
The course begins at Connor Bayou. Runners will run out the park for about one mile on North Cedar to the paved trail which leads up to M231, Four-milers will cross the Henry Plant Bridge then U-turn back to Connor Bayou. The 23.1kers will head out to the road where they will run north to M104, u-turn and then head south. Runners will u-turn at the Buchanan overpass and head back to Connor Bayou County Park to the finish line. A course map is at miOttawa.org/m231
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Register by September 1 to ensure your personalized bib and quarter-zip shirt. We are presenting our runners with high-quality quarter-zips in addition to finisher medals. The shirts are 100% polyester with moisture management and antimicrobial properties. All runners will receive a bumper sticker. Finishers of the 23.1k run will receive a finisher medal. Four-milers will not receive a medal.