This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 21, 2014


This scenic 1.55 mile course (2 laps = 5K) is located on the near-north side of Downtown Grand Rapids. Consisting of sidewalks and bike paths, the route starts in the parking lot of The Well Being, heads south on Front Avenue, east across the Grand River on the historic 6th Street Bridge, north through Canal Street Park along the riverfront and onto Monroe Avenue, then crosses back over the Leonard Street Bridge as it makes its way back to the start.

The Rx Run

This unique and fun all-day event gives people the widest variety of events to choose from, more than any other event in the area. You can walk or run one lap. You can run a 5K, a 10K, a 25K, or simply try to walk or run for as long as you can that day. If you are truly looking for a challenge, you can participate in the area's only urban Ultra-Marathon and run for twelve straight hours! You can start at 8:00am or any time thereafter. Show up whenever you want, we'll be there all day!

Along with the 12-Hour Ultra-Marathon, we are also offering 5K, 10K, 25K, and “Hot Lap” races. We will start off the day with our “Hot Lap” race, which is a mass-start, 1-lap around the course, “winner-take-all” event. Our 12-Hour Ultra-Marathoners will start just behind them. Those who choose to participate in our other events (5K, 10K, 25K) can simply show up at any time during the day to start, as long as they are able to finish their chosen distance by 8:00pm!

A new addition to this year's event is our 6-Hour Team Competition. Each team will consist of five runners or walkers of any age or gender. The members of each team will take turns doing laps around our course, and the team that completes the most laps during the 6-hour event wins bragging rights for the year (and maybe a little something else besides). The 6-Hour Team Competition goes from 10am-4pm. Each team is responsible for creating their own “baton” to pass off to each other, and a prize will be awarded to the team with the “Most Creative Baton”.

The purpose of this event is to educate and inform members of our community of the fact that regular exercise is one of the best things a person can do to improve their mental health. Proceeds from this event will benefit Steepletown Neighborhood Services, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in their efforts towards youth development, family well-being, and community engagement. For more information on this organization, please visit

We are also offering a "Pledge Per Lap" challenge in order to raise funds for Oasis of Hope, another local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Oasis of Hope is an independent provider of free healthcare services for uninsured members of our community. They are a faith-based organization consisting of an all-volunteer staff of local physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. They are 100% community supported. Individuals and teams who choose to participate in the "Pledge Per Lap" challenge will seek pledges from their friends, family, and neighbors to donate a certain amount of money for each lap the runner or walker (or team!) completes. Please visit for more information on this organization, or visit if you'd like to participate in the "Pledge Per Lap" challenge.

Hot Lap Entry - 8 AM

Want to run the Hot Lap? Register here

We will start off the day with our “Hot Lap” race, which is a mass-start, 1-lap around the course, “winner-take-all” event.

Shirts not guaranteed after 6/14

The race does not guarantee shirts if you register after June 14th

Local time: 7:43 AM


Brendan Kelly
Race Director