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The GR Race Series was created in 2015 as a new way to be invovled in area races. In addition to being able to particpate in 5 unique events in the GR area, you will also receive a commemorative piece of apparel (more information on this coming soon), package pricing (save $20 by registering for all 5 races through the GR Race Series), and the opportunity to win your age group! This year we are excited to have the following 5 events part of the 2017 GR Race Series:
Striders Classic 10 Mile | April 22 | Walker
The 2017 GR Race Series will start with the Striders Classic 10 Mile, taking place on the west side of Kent County. This scenic and hilly course will take you down a few country roads and back. This is a great race to test your legs for the rest of your spring calendar or help you start the year off strong! (note, this year the Striders Classic will only feature a 10 Mile event)
Brian Diemer 5K | June 10 | Cutlerville
The GR Race Series then shifts to the south end of Kent County with the Brian Diemer 5K. This is a flat, fun, and fast USAT&F-approved course loops through the beautiful Pine Rest Campus, down the Cutlerville Days parade route on 68th Street. A great way to start your summer off!
Magic of the Mile | July 18 | Northview
The next stop is onto the track at Northview Schools! The mile distance was once revered as the premier and this is your chance to run 1,608 meters (5,280 feet). You will be broke down by gender and age group for 4 laps + 9 meters around the track with fans cheering you the entire way.
Cross Country Team Challenge | July 27 | Belmont
Now it is time to take to the grass and dirt and experience running as a team sport in a high-school style cross country meet. The 5K course loops you through mowed grass, packed dirt, and gravel at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA in Belmont. Your team of 5 will be scored using high school cross country rules. No worries if you don't have your team of 5 yet or understand the scoring.
Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run 5K or 10 Mile | September 17 | Grand Rapids
The GR Race Series wraps up in the heart of Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle! The 10 mile course takes you through the city, over historic bridges along the Grand River, through Riverside Park, and back to Rosa Parks Circle. The 5K course runs you through the city, along the river, and over a few of the historic bridges before bringing you back to Rosa Parks Circle. Both courses are relatively flat and fast!
In addition to receiving a fun piece of apparel, by participating in the GR Race Series, you save $20 on the 5 events!
Stay tuned for additional updates. We look forward to seeing you part of the GR Race Series!
When you register for the 2017 GR Race Series, you receive a cool piece of apparel. We are still working out the specifics, so check back soon. The past two years have been a soft cotton long sleeve shirt.
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