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Working mother of three shares her running journey, inspires family

by (Iracema Garcia)

Submitted 05-12-2016 under VOICES

I took up running during in the spring of 2014. As I was never physically active and health issues run in my family (hypertension, diabetes, hyperthyroidism), therefore I decided to do something about it.  As a full-time working mother of three...

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Purple Community 5K

by (davidjackiewicz)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under

Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community, in partnership with Consumers Credit Union, presents the inaugural Purple Community 5K. This special event, held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Grand Rapids, MI, features a five kilometer walk/run...

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Running for the health of it

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under OPINION

Last spring, I did something I never thought I would do: I trained and ran my first half marathon. As someone who used to hate even the word "running," this was one of the most challenging things I've done. This year, I will run the...

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Mob of Santa Clauses to take over Millennium Park, Dec. 6

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Dec. 6, Grand Rapids’ Millennium Park will be overrun by a mob of Santa Clauses, elves and maybe a few reindeer, all in the name of hunger relief and holiday fun. Proceeds from the Go Santa Go 5K run/walk will be donated to Feeding America...

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Go Santa Go 5K at Millennium Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Millennium Park will be taken over by hundreds of Santas, elves and maybe a few reindeer for the Go Santa Go 5K, benefiting Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. All participants will receive hats, beards, or shirts. Awards...

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Food Bank invites community to kick hunger at Million Meal March 10K

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is inviting the public to raise money and kick hunger on Sept. 27 at the Million Meal March, a 10K hike on the White Pine Trail. Now in its third year, the Million Meal March was created with a single goal: to...

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Million Meal March

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under

Raise Money. Kick Hunger. The Million Meal March is a 10K hike on the White Pine Trail to support Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Participants are encouraged to raise $100, enough to send 400 meals to their neighbors in need. Lunch will be...

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Glow in the Park races to Walker's Millennium Park

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, July 26, Millennium Park in Walker will be full of glowing runners. Glow in the Park will begin at dark, around 9:15 p.m. During this 5K race, runners decorate themselves in glow paint and race through foam and blacklights. Glow in the...

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Gazelle Girl Race Series: Marathon Munchies

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

March Madness may be coming to a close, but for runners training for spring races, Marathon Madness is in full swing.  Eat, run, rest, repeat is the mantra for many gearing up for the starting line over the course of the next several weeks, and...

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Talking with the Experts: Gazelle Girl Training Tips from Metro Health Sports Medicine

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

It's February, and while we are months away from a spring thaw, many runners are in the thick of their winter training for spring races like April's Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k. The Rapidian, a sponsor of the upcoming Gazelle Girl,...

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