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 The East – West Michigan Challenge! Run both Detroit (marathon or half) and Grand Rapids (marathon or half) and get a cool extra huge medal. CLICK to register if you’re doing both races

2016 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon – October 23, 2016.
2017 Groundhog Day Marathon – February 3 & 4, 2017. CLICK
2017 Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon – September 10, 2017 Registration opens February 28, 2017 CLICK

West Michigan Endurance Challenge

At the AIM High Endurance Awards on November 10, 2016, we’ll recognize athletes who have completed the West Michigan Endurance Challenge. REGISTER HERE (It’s free–we just want to know who to look up in all the results)
The challenge consists of completing three of the big endurance events here in Grand Rapids:

The Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K 
May 14
OR
The 80 mile ride at the MSU Gran Fondo 

June 25

The Half-iron distance at the Grand Rapids Triathlon June 12
OR 
The Full Iron or Half Iron distance at the 
Michigan Titanium Triathlon 

August 21

The marathon distance at the 
Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon 
October 23
OR
The Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon–Grand Rapids 
September 10

Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon deliveres a fun, highly personal, authentic race experience, particularly for runners who value a well-organized, personal experience over the chaotic, crowded fields of “big city” races through ”concrete canyons.”

We are a race that supports every runner – no one is a stranger on our course – celebrates every individual accomplishment and embodies the spirit of friendship and community that is so unique to running.

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Marathon
Half Marathon
Kids Marathon
Marathon Relay
Join Us for the 13th Annual Grand Rapids Marathon — October 23, 2016

The Champions

MARATHON

2015
Brendan Molony, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2:31:15
Angela Swain, Evanston, Illinois, 2:57:56
2014
Brendan Molony, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2:28:22
Lana Lazaridis, Schaumburg, Ill., 2:57:31
2013
David Mart, Zeeland, Mich., 2:26:41
Kylen Cieslak, Chicago, Ill., 2:53:40
2012
David Mart, Zeeland, Mich., 2:27:55
Amber Brunmeier, Holland, Mich., 2:49:53
2011
Justin Gillette, Goshen, Ind., 2:27:44
Dani Steinbacher, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2:58:12
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HALF MARATHON

2015
John Gries, East Lansing, Michigan, 1:09:51
Nicole Michmerhuizen, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1:20:09
2014
Emmanuel Korir, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1:07:57
Racheal Marchand, Chesterton, Ind., 1:19:47
2013
Nicholas Liversedge, Lowell, Mich., 1:12:03
Paige Boldt, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1:21:29
2012
Kenneth MacDonough, Novi, Mich., 1:10:46
Hannah Norton, Union City, Mich., 1:20:30
2011
Jesse Kleinjan, Chicago, Ill., 1:12:50
Julia Viel, Mentor, Ohio, 1:24:19
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