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8:30AM EDT
Spectrum Health Irish Jig Cancellation

At Spectrum Health, our priority is to help prevent the spread of infection and keep the community
healthy and safe. As a result, the 37th annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K has been canceled.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

All race registrants will be mailed their Irish Jig T-shirt and be refunded their Irish Jig entry fee.

Description

At Spectrum Health, our priority is to help prevent the spread of infection and keep the community
healthy and safe. As a result, the 37th annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K has been canceled.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

We’ve learned from the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the nation and abroad that
social distancing and reducing person-to-person contact are effective means of prevention. We
believe canceling large events such as the Irish Jig is one of the best actions we can take to slow
the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

All race registrants will be mailed their Irish Jig T-shirt and be refunded their Irish Jig entry fee.
T-shirts will be mailed to the address provided during registration within the coming weeks. If you
have changed address since you have registered, please email your name and new address to
irishjig@spectrumhealth.org.

Refund Details:
Three Event Deal - If you registered and paid for the Three Event Deal, the $75 entry fee
will be refunded. Our partner races (Brian Diemer Family of Races and Reeds Lake Run)
are aware of this change and will contact you directly to ensure you can separately register
for their events.
Mailing Address: If your mailing address has changed since registration, please send
your name and new address to irishjig@spectrumhealth.org to ensure that you receive
your t-shirt.

The Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K is a beloved event. It is also one of the largest 5K events in
West Michigan, drawing more than 4,000 participants, 2,000 spectators and 300 volunteers and
vendors to East Grand Rapids High School and City of East Grand Rapids. Canceling the event is
consistent with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recommendations for
COVID-19 community mitigation strategies.

We thank our race participants, local and regional running community, and volunteers for their
support and understanding as we take measures to keep the community safe.

For additional questions or concerns please email irishjig@spectrumhealth.org.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the Spectrum Health Irish Jig on March 20, 2021.

Race Website

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

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Spectrum Health is proud to provide this event as part of its mission to improve the health, inspire hope and save lives.

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 with colorectal cancer continues to decline causing an increase in survival rates. Funds raised from the Spectrum Health Irish Jig go to prevention efforts and can help catch colorectal issues before they become cancer. For more information, click here.

To donate or raise funds for local colorectal cancer screenings, prevention and diagnostic services, please click here or call the Spectrum Health Foundation at 616.391.2000.

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.

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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