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SHE RUNS Grand Rapids

Sun September 29, 2024 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US Directions


Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting your movement journey, SHE RUNS GR is a race you won’t want to miss. With a range of distances to choose from, including a 5K, 10K and half-marathon, we want to see movement change as many lives as possible. 



New Location, New Season, New Adventure

This year we’ll gather at the historic Grand Rapids community hub John Ball Park. Taking to the streets together this fall will bring new picturesque views and plenty of summer training time. We hope you’ll join us on this new adventure!



Race Day Timeline

Packet Pickup                              7:00 am
Festival Opens                             8:30 am
myTeam Triumph Half Start      8:25 am
Half Marathon Start                    8:30 am
10k Start                                       8:45 am
myTeam Triumph 5k Start         8:55 am 
5k Start                                         9:00 am
Finish Line closes                     12:30 pm   
*hand timing available for those who finish after 
Festival Closes                            1:30 pm


*Start times subject to change



Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will take place at Gazelle Sports Grand Rapids on 28th Street Saturday, September 28th, as well as at the event. 
There will also be an option for our friends in Metro Detroit. Check back here for specifics. 



Virtual Events


For those registering for virtual events your shirt, bib and medal will be mailed to you at no extra cost. Directions on uploading your activity will be sent to you as event day approaches. We also encourage you to send us photos of your training and participation in the virtual distances that we can share.




Stay tuned for our training plans designed to help bring women from wherever they are on their movement journey to the starting line with confidence.
We also will be announcing free training events throughout the summer intended to build fitness and friendships so check back for updates. 





SHE TRAINS GR is the official training program of the SHE RUNS Grand Rapids Half Marathon


The goal of SHE TRAINS GR is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for any woman interested in engaging with a coached, supported group training for the SHE RUNS Grand Rapids Half Marathon. The program is designed with the needs of women in mind - physiological, emotional, and communal.


Program Schedule: 
The group will meet weekly on Saturdays at 8 am from June 22nd through September 28th.
Program begins Saturday, June 22
Complementary Preview Run Saturday, June 8


Perks of Participation:
  • She Runs GR branded swag item
  • Certified coaching by Sammie Bennett
  • Training Plan (developed by Sammie Bennett)
  • Weekly organized long runs on Saturdays that include: 
    • On course hydration (water + electrolyte)
    • Course route/directions
    • Route guides
  • Monthly educational meet up
  • Weekly communication that includes:
    • Course information
    • Sammie’s weekly coaching tip
  • LMCU Bridge Run Activation (included in training plan)
    • Registration discount
    • Meetup spot on race day
  • 25% off She Runs Grand Rapids race registration
  • 25% Discount on local races, including Brian Diemer Family of Races,  Cross Country Team ChallengeLMCU Bridge Run
  • Gazelle Sports gear up weekend (20% off personal purchases)
  • Race Day Ready weekend ($10 off $50+ purchase)
Cost: $150

Registration opening soon!



As usual, SHE RUNS Grand Rapids will offer a team of community runners and walkers who will help guide every pace to the finish line. 



Social Teams

Because we are all better together, participants can create or join a Social Team in the registration process with a minimum of five participants and no maximum! Award categories coming soon. 



Hotel Stay


For those staying from out of town we have a special discounted group rate at Holiday Inn: Grand Rapids Downtown.



Refunds, Deferrals and Transfers

As is common with most races SHE RUNS Grand Rapids does not offer refunds due to the investment of putting on a large and unique experience. Participants can defer their registration to next year one time, transfer to a different race distance, or transfer their registration to another individual until September 15th in their Runsignup account. 





New this year, receive 1 dollar back for every friend who signs up using your referral code for up to 10 dollars.



2024 Courses

Follow the links below to preview the 2024 courses on Strava






Half Marathon



Official Race Gear



Train for the big day in style. 

Shop our collection here!

Check back for new items as race day approaches. 



An event by Gazelle Sports


Presenting Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Zero Waster Sponsors

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Gazelle Sports Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the land on which we live, hold this event, and maintain our retail stores is the unceded ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the People of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. With this awareness comes a responsibility and a commitment by Gazelle Sports to learn about and honor indigenous communities, to acknowledge our complex and painful past, and to name injustices where they exist.


John Ball Park
1300 Fulton St W
Grand Rapids, MI US 49504



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