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2017 Spectrum Health Irish Jig

Sat March 18 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, MI US 49506 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Wheelchair Race

Register online for a discounted rate through 2:00am on Friday March 17

• $20 for 12 and younger

• $30 for 13 and older

Late registration will be available Friday, March 17 (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.), and
Saturday, March 18 (7 a.m. - 9 a.m.)
at East Grand Rapids High School Gym

• $25 for 12 and younger

• $35 for 13 and older

 Registrations are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Online registration will close early if participation reaches the race course capacity of 4,500.

Spectrum Health employees only: If you are planning on running the Triple Crown, click here before proceeding with registering for the Irish Jig. (You must be on the Spectrum Health network for this link to work.)


Start your running season with the Spectrum Health Irish Jig! Now in its 34th year, the Irish Jig has grown to become one of Michigan’s premier 5K races. This 5K (3.1 mile) USA Track and Field approved course features long straightaways on Wealthy, Lake and Hall streets. It is mostly flat with a few gentle hills. The start is a five-minute walk from the East Grand Rapids High School gym. Spectrum Health is proud to provide this event as part of its mission to improve the health of the communities it serves.

The top age group winners receive awards, and the top overall finishers receive cash awards. New this year, wheelchair and handcycle participants are invited to register in exhibition divisions with an 8:55 a.m. start on March 18. As always, the Irish Jig features its trademark long-sleeved shirts for early registrants. See below for more information.

Event Time Price Details
9:00AM EDT
5K Corporate Team
9:00AM EDT
Triple Crown Races
9:00AM EDT
8:55AM EDT
8:55AM EDT

This year marks the 25th year we have participated in the Gazelle Sports Triple Crown events. The first 24 years have been for corporate teams only. New this year we are opening it up to individual runners. Compete in all three events and receive a cool finisher medal from Gazelle Sports.
Spectrum Health Irish JIg - 03/18/2017
Brian Diemer 5K - 06/10/2017
Huntington Reeds Lake Run - 06/24/2017

East Grand Rapids High School
2211 Lake Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI US 49506
Please Note

• Animals and baby strollers are not allowed on the course.

• Walking the course is allowed, but participants must complete the route within 45 minutes.
                     Walk starts at Approximately 9:20AM

• Weather conditions vary from year to year, so dress appropriately.

• In case of severe weather, event directors reserve the right to cancel the race without refunds.


Participant Shirts

• Long-sleeved, technical shirts with this year’s race logo will be available 

• At packet pickup, a shirt will be given to 4,000 preregistered participants on a first-come basis; sizes

   cannot be guaranteed.

• If extra shirts are available after the race, they will be sold for $10 each.


Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Spectrum Health is proud to promote colorectal cancer awareness through the Spectrum Health Irish Jig on Saturday, March 18, 2017.


Among cancers that affect men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is preventable. Thanks to increased awareness of the risks and symptoms, advances in screening tests, and evolving treatment options, the number of people diagnosed and dying from colorectal cancer continues to decline. For more information, visit spectrumhealth.org/colon-rectal-cancer.

To donate to local colorectal cancer screenings, prevention and diagnostic services, please:

• Call the Spectrum Health Foundation at 616.391.2000

• Visit give.spectrumhealth.org/coloncancer

• Text CARE to 41010 to donate $10


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.spectrumhealth.org/irishjig.


Timing is provided by Classic Race Management using ChronoTrack System's “B-tag” disposable timing chips. Results will be posted in the gym after the races and later that day at spectrumhealth.org/irishjig and classicrace.com. A QR code will be applied to each participant’s bib. Scan the code with your smartphone to learn your individual race results.

Course Map

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Colorectal Cancer Early Detection and Prevention

Spectrum Health Cancer Center offers you the most comprehensive colorectal cancer program in West Michigan. Our multispecialty team of experts provides the latest colorectal cancer screening techniques and a full range of personalized treatment options to achieve the best outcomes.

To learn more about our colorectal cancer program, visit spectrumhealth.org/colon-rectal-cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like a consultation or second opinion, call Spectrum Health Cancer Center at 1.855.SHCANCER (855.742.2623).


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