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Events

Nana's Run 5k

10:05AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

ALS Mini-Loop

10:05AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.nanasrun.com.

Place
Rosa Parks Circle - 155 Monroe
Grand Rapids, MI US 49503
Description

Nana's Run celebrates the energy, love of life, and compassion of the late Char VanderLaan, grandmother to event chairpersons, Cassandra DeVos Thorndill and Sydney DeVos Reames. Char, fondly known as Nana to her grandchildren, passed away from complications attributed to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Together with The ALS Association Michigan Chapter and Mercy Health, Cassandra and Sydney will host the fifth Nana's Run 5k on Saturday, May 5th as a way to raise awareness and funds for ALS research and treatment so that they may help others who are affected by this dreadful disease.

The proceeds of Nana's Run will go towards the ALS clinic at the Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center in Grand Rapids and to the ALS Association Michigan Chapter.

Race Contact Info

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Questions?

Nana’s Run Tent City:
Rosa Parks Circle
155 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Start Time and Location:
Nana’s Run will start at 10 a.m. on Monroe Ave. next to Rosa Parks Circle.

Route:
The Nana's Run 5k route is available here.

Parking:
It is recommended that participants use City of Grand Rapids parking lots and ramps.

Packet Pick-Up and On-Site Registration

Runners and walkers will be able to pick up their race materials here:

Wednesday, May 2 Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: 
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Saint Mary’s Foundation Office, 307 Jefferson Ave Grand Rapids, MI (directly across the street from the main Mercy Health Saint Mary's entrance) 
Parking: Reserved parking can be found on the north and west sides of the building 
**Note: Interested individuals can register for the 5k during this packet pick up event. Cash or check (made payable to the Saint Mary's Foundation) is recommended for payment, however, we will have the ability to take debit and credit cards.

Thursday, May 3 Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: 
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
Location: Fox Ford, 3560 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 
Parking: Please park in front of the New Car Showroom 
**Note: Interested individuals can register for the 5k during this packet pick up event. Cash or check (made payable to the Saint Mary's Foundation) is recommended for payment, however, we will have the ability to take debit and credit cards

Saturday, May 5 Race Day Packet Pick Up: 
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum (101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)
Parking: It is recommended that participants use City of Grand Rapids parking lots and ramps. 
**Note: Interested individuals can register for the 5k the morning of the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Cash or check (made payable to the Saint Mary's Foundation) is recommended for payment, however, we will have the ability to take debit and credit cards.

Dri-Fit T-Shirts

Register by Friday, April 13 to guarantee your Dri-Fit T-Shirt. Participants that register after April 13 are not guaranteed a shirt.

Awards

After Nana’s Run is finished, awards will be presented to the 5k’s top finishers at our Rosa Parks Circle tent city location.

Categories:

Overall Female Top Finisher

Overall Male Top Finisher

Age Group: 15 - 19 years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females

Age Group: 20 - 29 years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females

Age Group: 30 - 39 years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females

Age Group: 40 - 49 years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females

Age Group: 50 - 59 years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females

Age Group: 60 - 69 years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females

Age Group: 70+ years old
1st-3rd place Males
1st-3rd place Females


**Note: Awards given to the above categories are based on chip time provided by Classic Race Management.

Pet Policy

No dogs or pets of any kind (except service animals) will be allowed in the 5k run/walk.

Weather Policy

Nana’s Run will occur rain or shine. In the event of thunder or lightning before the race begins, or any other weather which presents a safety hazard, we'll postpone the run and ask participants to wait inside their vehicles until 20 minutes past the last instance of thunder or lightning. If thunder or lightening occurs after the race has started, Nana’s Run organizers will stop timing the run/walk and Grand Rapids Police Department officials and our volunteers will direct all runners and walkers to seek shelter.