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Celebrate Veterans Day 2017 with the first annual Veterans Day 5, starting and finishing at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11! Offering timed 5 mile (9:40a start) and 5K (10a start) runs, along with a no charge and untimed .5 mile Remembrance Walk (9:30a start), the Veterans Day 5 will benefit the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and include the SpartanNash Community Pancake Breakfast (9:30a-12:30p, complimentary to run participants, $5 to all others) for the community and Veterans Home residents. Commemorate Veterans Day 2017 with family and friends by participating (or cheering on those participating) in the Veterans Day 5 or volunteering to help put the event on (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054aaea628a13-veterans), and get to know some of Grand Rapids very own veterans! PLEASE NOTE: Participants shirts were ordered to size for all those registered by 11:59p on Monday, November 6. A limited number of shirts were ordered for late registration which began on Tuesday, November 7. Those late registering will not have an option for selecting a shirt size but will choose from existing inventory during check-in Saturday while supplies last. All registered 5 mile and 5K participants will receive a finisher award and a complimentary pancake breakfast.
Free parking at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (3000 Monroe Avenue NE) is available to Veterans Day 5 participants, volunteers and spectators off Coit Avenue between North Park and 3 Mile roads to save parking in front of the Home for those visiting their loved ones on Veterans Day. To GPS the address of the parking lot behind the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, please use 3019 Coit Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Not a runner or walker? No problem! Register as a Veterans Day 5 volunteer and receive a long sleeve t-shirt and complimentary entrance to the SpartanNash Community Pancake Breakfast. Thank you, in advance, for considering this opportunity to lend your time and talents toward commemorating the service of others for our country!