Grand Rapids marathon runs despite rain

The starting line of the 2017 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon (Oct. 15, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Thousands of runners competed in the 2017 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon Sunday, despite the weather being less than ideal.

The route for the 2017 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

This year marks the 14th running of the marathon. The route started with a loop through downtown along the river. From there, runners headed southwest through millennium park before looping back and finishing outside the YMCA.

24 Hour News 8’s Lynsey Mukomel was live at the starting line throughout Daybreak to get you ready for the race. Organizers and runners joined Lynsey throughout the show. Click on the videos to hear more from them.

Interview with Marathon Race Director Don Kern

Interview with 2016 marathon winner Mike Camilleri

Interview with Terence Reuben of My Team Triumph