Take part in a “world class” .1K road race that starts on one side of “The B.O.B.” and finishes on the other.  That’s right. We are running halfway around Grand Rapid’s favorite “Big Old Building”, because the whole way is just too far!  Don’t worry, you will be able to how everyone what a great athlete you are when you put that .1K sticker on your car – yeah, you’re that awesome!  Register by October 24, and get upgraded from the standard short sleeve race shirt to a super-sweet (and warmer!) long sleeve version. All proceeds from the GR.1K will be donated to the Parent Project in an effort to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

There’s More at the Post Race Party!

The 2017 GR.1K will include apost-racee party that includes fun activities for the whole family!  Live Music will keep runners shaking their booties all afternoon!   And that is not all!  There will be an “IRON CHEF” competition for 6 lucky racers teamed with Gilmore Collection Chefs to see who can whip up a crazy good pasta dish in 30 minutes! Beer specials will address any rehydration issues while the more refined runner may choose….tasty craft brews from The B.O.B!   Bloody Mary Bar opens at 9am for those wanted to up their vitamin C levels.  This year we will be honoring past runners with our very own HALL of FAME!

GR.1K Training Tips!

with David Dyer & Kevin Yon

GR.1K – A Race to End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

20151106-friar-familyMike and DeAnne Friar, are the parents of two boys, Kevin and Kyle, with Duchenne.  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births (about 20,000 new cases each year worldwide). Because the Duchenne gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys; however, it occurs across all races and cultures. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s mission is to end Duchenne: accelerate research, raise our voices in Washington, demand optimal care for all young men, and educate the global community.  Close to a dozen West Michigan families have boys with this deadly disease.

This years race will be limited to 2,000 runners so make sure to register early!