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Adventure racing grows in Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Last year Michigan Adventure  Racing offered two urban adventure races. In 2012, they will put on nine new adventure, trail and bike races in the Grand Rapids area. Mark VanTongeren and his team of five adventure race aficionados had planned to...

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Urban Adventure Race: The real deal

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Saturday, October 8 was a perfect day for running and biking, cool and crisp with the promise of sun. My partner Laura Caprara and I were ready for the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race ArtPrize edition. We're fit and ambitious;...

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Run, ride and see ArtPrize

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Too busy or too Type A for a leisurely stroll around ArtPrize? More concerned about working out than spending time with a work of art? With the Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race on October 8, people can double dip: get a run in, ride their bikes and...

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Urban Adventure Race Adds Twist to to ArtPrize 2011

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-30-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Now that it is in its third year, Grand Rapidians know there are many strategies to fully experience ArtPrize. You can stroll around for a few whole days and take it in slowly, you can give it an hour or two every day for its duration, or you can...

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Barefoot Racing Hits Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Want to feel the earth move? On Sunday, August 28 the Merrell Naked Foot 5k will hit Grand Rapids and barefoot runners will have the chance to bolt over grass and dirt and be one with Riverside Park. The Merrell Naked Foot 5k series is new this year...

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River Bank Run Runner: Katie Woodruff

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The race of choice: 25k (15.5 miles). This is her first River Bank Run 25k. "I'd thought about it for years, but always, by the time the weather was decent enough to run any serious mileage outside, it was April and really too late to start...

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River Bank Run Runner: Laurie Craft

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The race of choice: 10k (6.2 miles). "I ran the 10k last year and enjoyed challenging myself. My goal is always to run a little faster than the last one. I like doing the River Bank Run because it's fun to be part of that big crowd and I...

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River Bank Run Runner: Shannon Cunningham

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-03-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The race of choice: 25k Why she's running it: "I ask myself that question every year. I think the answer lies in the fact that once you run the River Bank Run (RBR), it's hard not to want to run it again. Between the training, the...

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River Bank Run Runner: Joselyn Vaughn

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 04-25-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The race of choice: 25k Why she runs: "To get in shape after my last pregnancy; to prove to myself that I can do the long distances still and do support my sisters. They’re doing the 10k and are coming through some pretty significant...

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Wheel Run Together rolls into its 15th year

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-18-2011 under NEWS

Good cause. Good route. Possibly good weather. The 15th Annual Wheel Run Together Race is set for Saturday, April 2 on the campus of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and regardless of the weather, organizers are enthusiastic about the event. The...

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