Marathon / Wheelchair Half Marathon Relay
January 1 – May 15, 2016 $109.00 $95.00 $275.00
May 16 – August 15, 2016 $119.00 $105.00 $295.00
August 16 – September 30, 2016 $129.00 $115.00 $325.00
October 1 – October 20, 2016 (closing online at 8pm Oct 20) $139.00 $125.00 $350.00
At Expo (if not filled) $145.00 $130.00 NA

Online Registration STOPS THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER AT 6PM

Registration Limits:

  • Marathon: 2,000
  • Half Marathon: 2,500
  • Relay Teams: 200

Race weekend registration available ONLY if we haven’t exceeded our registration limits!

USE THIS LINK TO   Register Online for All Events

USE THIS LINK TO  Check and See if I’m Registered

USE THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD Printable Registration Form

  • NOTE TO TEAMS: If you use the mail-in form to register for the Pepsi Max Marathon Relay, register ONLY the team captain. All other team members can then join the team online after the captain is registered.
  • NO REFUNDS! Entry fees are non-refundable. That means that once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. Your registration may be deferred to the following year for a $20 administration fee.  It may also be transferred to another runner AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT for a $20 administration fee.  See FAQ for more information.  x

Register for the Run Thru the Rapids 5K & 10K

Thru October 15, 2016: $30
October 16 – October 22, 2016: $35

The Run Thru The Rapids is the oldest race in Michigan.  Put on by the YMCA Service Club (formerly the Ys Men) it was originally the Grand Valley Marathon.  It later became the Run Thru Apple Country before moving to the new David D. Hunting YMCA in 2005 and becoming the Run Thru The Rapids.

NOTE:  All proceeds from the Chemical Bank Thru The Rapids go to YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin.  Registration is kept separately and no transfers between the Run Thru The Rapids races and the Grand Rapids Marathon races will be possible.  Info on Run Thru The Rapids is available at You may also register for the 5K or 10K on Saturday and then for the half or full Grand Rapids Marathon on Sunday.  Race Day Registration available for 5K & 10K.

Lifetime Entry Program

Enter once, run for the rest of your life.

  • A permanent race number
  • Entry to either the full or half-marathon
  • A special shirt in addition to the race shirt each year
  • VIP treatment

Lifetime entry form pay online

The entry is NOT transferable and can be used ONLY by you. It entitles you to enter either the full or half-marathon FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE as long as the Grand Rapids Marathon is in business.