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So I Came Home With An Attitude

Yesterday was a long travel day — about 26 hours from our hotel in Bangkok to my driveway in GR. I should be really jet-lagged today, but I had a nice evening last night, got a solid 4 hours of sleep, and was totally pumped for spin class this morning at 5:15. Maybe I’ll crash this afternoon. Who […]


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Marathon News from Grand Rapids 23 February 2017

  Marathon News from Grand Rapids Back In The Old Days I was looking at some files on an old disk, and came across the first article I ever got published. It ran in a local publication called “The Paper” back in November 2001. I used to read The Paper at the Bagel Beanery, and […]


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Post-Marathon Briflection

by Bri Kilroy “You are not going to PR on this course.” That was the warning about the Groundhog Marathon to save runners the devastation of not beating their previous marathon time that may have taken place on a nicely paved course, clear of nature’s cruel obstacles. I thought “Good –not only is the pressure to […]


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Adam Quinn

Adam Quinn   READ THIS–It’s really cool!


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Kids Marathon Registration Will Open Soon!

Kids Marathon Runners and Families:   REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!!   Children may register at www.grandrapidsmarathon.com for FREE.   Start your training with the kickoff run to be held at Millennium Park on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6:30pm.   The weather forecast anticipates a hotter summer than the past four years. Keep these tips […]


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Marathon News from Grand Rapids 9 June 2016

Follow this link June I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty lucky right now. I get to run outdoors without spending a long time getting dressed. There’s a 5K to run any weekend you like to get some speed work in. We have lots of longer events as well that offer cross-training.  The […]


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Marathon News from Grand Rapids 2 June 2016

Our latest newsletter.  (Follow the link for the complete newsletter) Summer Monday I was playing around in the lake with my youngest granddaughter, Alexis. It must be summer! I’m ready for some open water swimming. Last Saturday at Bayshore, I was completely impressed with all of the people up there who had been training in cooler […]


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Kids Marathon Newsletter

Kids Marathon Runners and Families: Are you ready for summer, sunshine and outdoor fun? Watch the upcoming newsletters and our facebook page for the kickoff of the 10TH ANNUAL HELEN DEVOS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL GRAND RAPIDS KID’S MARATHON to be held at Millennium Park on August 8, 2016. Mark your calendars for the event to be […]


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What’s Next?

We never rest, it seems. The week has been full of dealing with the after-effects. Washing coolers and tubs, storing signs, repacking MyWay box with stuff we won’t have to use for another year. But planning the next thing. Cool stuff on the horizon. Groundhog Day, the Frostbite Marathon Relay, and a few adventures of […]


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The Afterglow

The end of a long journey. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The FINISH LINE. Sunday, I stood at the finish line and greeted many runners, from the speediest guy early in the morning to the last person to finish, somewhere after 3pm. I laughed with people who laughed. I cried with some who cried. […]


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