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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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Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Running Tips: Prevent overuse injuries by "rolling with it"

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

It's the high point of spring training for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k and that means the potential for overuse injuries. In this informative Q&A, local physical therapist Scott Hadley shares his own personal running story and...

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With the recent changes in healthcare policy and the rising healthcare costs in the workplace, employers are getting creative and inspiring healthy lifestyles among their employees. Local employers are endorsing employee participation in races like...

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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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Running away from fear: the internal struggle

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 01-27-2014 under VOICES

Click "submit," I thought, staring at my computer screen. A few minutes went by until finally the haunting click of my keyboard mouse submitted my registration for the Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25K. I had no idea the journey I had...

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Rapidian launches Gazelle Girl writing contest

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-16-2014 under NEWS

With all the white noise of “new year, new you” and becoming your best self, it can be difficult to appreciate exactly who are you. The Rapidian believes in uplifting individuals and celebrating who they are simply for being so. The...

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Million Meal March draws community support to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

With two weeks to go until the Million Meal March 10K Trail Hike, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank says the community is answering the call. More than 120 people have already registered for the anti-hunger fundraiser and advocacy event on...

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Halfway there, Million Meal March presses on

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last September, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank embarked on a quest to send an additional 1 million meals to families in need. The cost of that goal was $238,000. A little less than one year later, the Food Bank has raised more than half...

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