Saturday, Sep 12, 2015

The Rx Run

1118 Front Ave. NW

Grand Rapids MI Marathon, 25K, 12hrs, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 12, 2015

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 Marathon events. Our Ultra-Marathoners will start the day promptly at 8:00am. 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!

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


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.


To register, go to and click on the "Rx Run" logo!

Local time: 4:49 AM
Brendan Kelly
Race Director