2020 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
also featuring
Foster Swift Half Marathon
Pepsi Zero Sugar Marathon Relay

October 18, 2020

CHANGING TO VIRTUAL

Last week our medical team and title sponsor staff at Metro Health got together and were figuring out how to handle the events and sports teams they were covering, from high school to our local minor league teams to the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. They came away from that meeting knowing that it was of utmost importance to keep everyone safe. They spent the next few days consulting and coordinating with state medical authorities, reviewing CDC guidelines, reviewing the current state of the pandemic.
After all that, they contacted me Tuesday morning. Metro Health is still our title sponsor and dedicated to putting on the best events ever. However, supporting a live event this year was not going to be possible in the current climate. And while it was a really hard thing to do, I had to make the call.
Our staff has invested considerable time, money and resources throughout the year. Because of this investment into the event, we are not in a position to offer refunds if the event gets cancelled. Please see the options below.
We’re Going Virtual
Those who have signed up already have these options:

Free deferral to 2021

Transfer to the virtual marathon or half-marathon and receive 50% off of the 2021 race (SEE FAQ PAGE FOR HOW TO DO THIS)

Transfer to any event at Groundhog Day Marathon 2021

Donate any of extra proceeds from your registration to our charities

New registration is available for the Virtual Marathon or Virtual Half Marathon, with or without a 50% discount for 2021. See our registration page for details. 
All the options for changing your registration are documented on our FAQ page.
The virtual events will include Bib, Shirt, Socks (of course!), Medal and the above mentioned Buff-style masks.
You’ll be able to complete your virtual marathon or half marathon any time between September 30 and October 25. (Yeah, about 26.2 days.)

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2020 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
also featuring
Foster Swift Half Marathon
Pepsi Zero Sugar Marathon Relay

October 18, 2020

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Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon delivers 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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The Champions

MARATHON

Griffin Bohannon, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 2:25:17
David Mart, Zeeland, Mich., 2:26:41
Ryan Greutman, South Bend, Ind., 2:26:46
Justin Gillette, Goshen, Ind., 2:27:44
David Mart, Zeeland, Mich., 2:27:55
Brendan Molony, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2:28:22
Mike Camilleri, Howell, Michigan, 2:31:13
Brendan Molony, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2:31:15
Chuck Engle, Dublin, Ohio, 2:31:47
Erik Bush, Warrenville, Ill., 2:32:47
Erik Bush, Warrenville, Ill., 2:34:11
Jimi Minnema, Jenison, Mich., 2:39:34
Nick Zendler, Garden City, Mich., 2:42:27
Katie Jazwinski, Dexter, Mich., 2:44:59
Amber Brunmeier, Holland, Mich., 2:49:53
Jessie Lair, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2:51:39
Lauren Kersjes, Chicago, Illinois, 2:52:42
Kylen Cieslak, Chicago, Ill., 2:53:40
Lana Lazaridis, Schaumburg, Ill., 2:57:31
Angela Swain, Evanston, Illinois, 2:57:56
Dani Steinbacher, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2:58:12
Debra Gormley, St. Paul, Minn., 2:58:39
Hannah Norton, Union City, Mich., 2:58:51
Kristin Walstad, Plainwell, Mich., 2:58:58
Janet Becker, Grand Rapids, Mich., 3:00:29
Laura Kennedy, Lake Forest, Ill., 3:01:30
Heather Baas, Chicago, Ill., 3:15:58
Jeff Scovill, 2:31:14, Minneapolis, Minn.
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HALF MARATHON

Emmanuel Korir, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1:07:57
Jesse Kleinjan, Chicago, Ill., 1:09:38
John Gries, East Lansing, Michigan, 1:09:51
Samuel Parlette, White Lake, Michigan, 1:10:14
Tad Hulst, Zeeland, Mich., 1:10:20
Kenneth MacDonough, Novi, Mich., 1:10:46
Nicholas Liversedge, Lowell, Mich., 1:12:03
Jesse Kleinjan, Chicago, Ill., 1:12:50
Robert Breit, Morton Grove, Ill., 1:13:47
Trevor Oseland, Holland, Mich., 1:14:20
Daniel Garza, Dearborn, Michigan, 1:14:46
Joanna Stephens, Rockford, Michigan, 1:16:01
Ryan Hackett, Shepherd, Mich., 1:17:31
Racheal Marchand, Chesterton, Ind., 1:19:47
Paige Boldt, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1:20:02
Nicole Michmerhuizen, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1:20:09
Henry Hofman, Grandville, Mich., 1:20:12
Hannah Norton, Union City, Mich., 1:20:30
Kylen Cieslak, Livonia, Mich., 1:20:33
Paige Boldt, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1:21:29
Jessica Graf, Fremont, Mich., 1:21:50
Andrea Hutchins, St. Joseph, Mich., 1:23:55
Julia Viel, Mentor, Ohio, 1:24:19
Mary Toohill, Davenport, Iowa, 1:24:21
Jami Grant, Kewadin, Mich., 1:25:20
Laurie Decker, Cadillac, Mich., 1:26:26
Elizabeth Hager, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1:30:59
Jordan Lafreniere, Warrenville, Ill., 2:32:47
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