How to get involved with the GR Marathon

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – There’s a very special event happening this weekend. It brings thousands of people from 40 different states into the heart of Grand Rapids to compete and come together in fitness and friendship. The 13th annual Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon steps off on Sunday, and running the big race is just one way to get involved. Race director Don Kern joined eightWest in studio in talk about how details, how to sign up, and where to watch!

Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
Sunday, October 23, 8am
Register online before 6pm Thursday, October 20 or at the Expo on October 22
Race info: Start at David D Hunting YMCA – 8:00 a.m. – Start of Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay

Priority Health Fitness Expo
October 22, 9am – 6pm
David D. Hunting YMCA – Grand Rapids
Free and open to everyone – no sign up needed


Looking for another fun, local race?

Run Thru the Rapids
Saturday, October 22, 9am
5K and 10K events – all ages welcome
David D. Hunting YMCA – Grand Rapids
Register up to race day, $35
Proceeds benefit Camp Manitou-lin