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Popular Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 5k adds VIP amenities, caps race

Submitted 02-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Gazelle Girl began in 2013 as the first women’s­-only half marathon event in Michigan. This year, they've added VIP amenities to raise additional charity funds and capped half marathon event to ensure intimate running experience.


Temporary ice rinks to open in Wilcox, Cherry Parks

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is bringing back ice rinks for the winter season to two Uptown city parks for the second year in a row.


WinterWest to return to West Side

Submitted 01-20-2015 under NEWS

The yearly celebration of seasonal activities in our city parks will kick off its fifth annual celebration at Richmond Park, concluding on Sunday with the popular Crazy Cardboard Sled Race.


5th Annual WinterWest returns to GR's West Side with Crazy Cardboard Sled Race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Popular event on Grand Rapids’ West Side returns with an exciting twist


Restore Hope offers opportunity to restore body while restoring hope for women and children of Safe Haven Ministries

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Symmetry Training & Fitness to offer Restore Hope classes through January and February with proceeds benefiting local domestic violence organization, Safe Haven Ministries


Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Kendall Gilbert has plans to launch an outdoor sports gear rental by collectively building inventory of used equipment.


Ski film premiere, fundraiser encourages girls to do more, be more in the outdoors

Submitted 12-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

West Michigan’s local ski community is bringing the ski film “Pretty Faces” to Grand Rapids on its national tour. The premiere will inspire young female athletes to do more, be more.


Rosa Parks Circle gets icy, open to skaters

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

Downtown is decked out in holiday lighting and crowds are breaking in the ice rink at Rosa Parks Circle.


Story Matters: Ashley shares about sledding at Richmond Park

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

Ashley talks about sledding with her family at Richmond Park.


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

Submitted 11-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Go Santa Go 5K invites the community to dress up, brave the cold, and fight hunger.