I have been volunteering for the Grand Rapids Marathon since 2012. I also help with the Groundhog Marathon. Each year, when the GR Marathon staff does the Staff Marathon (held before the main race), I run the full 26.2 miles with my dog, Cricket. I am an avid runner, triathlete, martial artist and adventure racer. My job is to promote the Marathon through press, TV and radio. If you have an interesting story involving the Marathon, I want to know about it.