GR.1K presented by Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
Races to End Duchenne!


Party for a Cause


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 Rapids’ favorite Big Old Building, because the whole way is just too far!  Don’t worry, you will be able to show 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 a post-race party that includes fun activities for the whole family! Live music will keep runners shaking their booties all afternoon! 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 9:00am for those wanting to up their vitamin C levels.  Race finishers looking to get their sugar buzz on will be able to taste test the entries from the “Cake-Off!” as local pastry chefs team up with our boys to design cakes for the cause.

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 year's race will be limited to 2,000 runners so make sure to register early!