SHE RUNS Grand Rapids

Sun May 1, 2022 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US Directions
FAQ

 

Why the name change?

SHE RUNS Grand Rapids is meant to represent every woman, every She who runs. Regardless of whether she refers to herself as a “girl”, a “woman” or anything in between, she is represented in our new event the name. 


Is this event still exclusive to women? 

"At Gazelle Sports, we promote, support and enable active living for all people. We value inclusiveness in our communities and are committed to a welcoming environment as we invest in, and continue to build, a culture of health. SHE RUNS Grand Rapids is a signature event of Gazelle Sports and shares the same values. Therefore, the policy put in place for Gazelle Girl remains: the event is open to all who identify as women, including those who are non-binary or transgender. As a certified event, we follow the guidelines for eligibility of awards set forth by the USATF, and will refer to these guidelines in distribution of age group and overall awards. For more information on these guidelines, please visit usatf.org." 

 

Will the legacy runners be able to continue the legacy? Or does it start over since it’s a new name?

The Gazelle Girl Legacy participants helped build the event for the past 9 years. Their Legacy status and commitment will take us into year 10 as we celebrate a decade under our new brand, SHE RUNS Grand Rapids!


Why the date change? 

Over the years we have had to adjust the event date to avoid Easter Sunday and Spring Break. With moving the date to the first Sunday in May we will be able to have a consistent date and hopefully more spring-like weather. 


Is the half course staying the same? 

We are working on finalizing the course and will share as soon as we are able. It will, however, still highlight downtown Grand Rapids, and its iconic landmarks. Additionally, it will be an officially certified USATF course.


Will there be a Double Down Medal with River Bank Run? 

We understand that the new date is closer to the weekend that the Amway Riverbank Run is historically held than Gazelle Girl has been in the past. We value the partnership that Gazelle Sports has built with the Amway Riverbank Run, and plan to devote our resources to supporting both She Runs Grand Rapids and the Amway Riverbank Run however is most beneficial to each individual event, and will therefore not be offering a double down medal option this upcoming year.

 

What are my options for registration?

You have the options below for registering: 


October 20- December 31 

Half: $90
10k: $50
5k: $40

January 1- April 1

Half: $95
10k: $55
5k: $45


April 1- May 1 (Event Day)

Half: $100
10k: $60
5k: 50

All registered participants will receive a women’s fit shirt, custom medal, and race bib.

*New in 2022! Make a $50 donation during registration to help us scholarship someone who may not otherwise be able to participate!*


I signed up. Now what? Well, besides the running part 😊

Be sure you are subscribed to our SHE RUNS Grand Rapids mailing list to get all of the latest updates and important information (like swag pick up, etc.) here. 


PLEASE NOTE: This is a dedicated mailing to SHE RUNS Grand Rapids followers separate from Gazelle Sports.  Be sure you are subscribed specifically to ours and not just the retail brand. Once you confirm your subscription, add “She Runs Grand Rapids” to your contacts to ensure our emails do not land in your Spam folder.

 

I can no longer participate in the 2022 SHE RUNS Grand Rapids event. Can I get a refund?

Refunds are not an option for SHE RUNS Grand Rapids, but until April 15, 2022 you can defer your registration to the 2023 event by going online to www.runsignup.com and making that selection.

 

I selected the wrong size shirt when I registered. How can that be corrected?

Until shirts are ordered on January 1, 2022, you can update your registration through the link located halfway down the page on your email registration confirmation. After January 1, 2022, there may be an opportunity to switch out your size at on-site registration at the Expo on Saturday, April 30 or event day on Sunday, May 1, but that option is not guaranteed.

 

Will Gazelle Sports host in-person training groups for the event?

There is not a dedicated in-person training program this year, however each Gazelle Sports location hosts a weekly Community Run at their store. These group runs are a great way to connect with other runners. SHE RUNS Grand Rapids will be posting digital training guides for each distance online. You can check out days and times by visiting your local store’s Facebook page under “events”.

 

Who do I contact if my company is interested in sponsoring the event?

Please contact sherunsgr@gazellesports.com for any sponsor inquiries. 

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