The Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon takes off Sunday, October 23.
Events include the 26.2 mile marathon, the 13.1 mile Foster Swift Half Marathon, the Pepsi Max Marathon Relay, and the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Grand Rapids Kids Marathon.
Over 4500 participants from more than 40 states and Canada will be participating.
Schedule of Events:
7:30 - 9:00 AM Packet Pickup & Registration for Run Thru The Rapids 5K & 10K
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Health & Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup
9:00 AM Start of Run Thru The Rapids 5K & 10K
1:30 PM Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Grand Rapids Kids Marathon (The last 1.2 miles at the Starting Line)
2:30 PM Race Director's Course Preview
3:00 PM Pre-race anxiety starts to set in (give or take a few hours).
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: RACE DAY
6:00 - 7:45 AM Packet Pickup
7:00 - 11:00 AM Live coverage on WJRW 1340 AM along with race updates throughout the day.
7:00 AM "Velocity Challenged" start for Full and Half Marathon
7:30 AM Early start for myTeam Triumph and Wheelchair & Handcycle Athletes
7:50 AM National Anthems performed by West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus
7:55 AM Welcome by Race Director & Metro Health
8:00 AM Start of Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay
8:07 AM Last runner crosses the starting line. Marathon Don breathes a huge sigh of relief.
9:10 AM - 3:45 PM Runners of all shapes and sizes cross the FINISH LINE! Mothers beam with pride
For more information about the race, course maps, spectator and more, please click here.