April 28, 2021

A finish line proposal at the North Mitten Half Marathon

When Dave Truxton toed the start line at last year’s North Mitten at Crystal Mountain, the Traverse City runner had […]

April 22, 2021

3 event directors get honest about pandemic racing + what’s to come

“We just want to put on a safe event and get back to racing.” ~Andrew Buikema, west Michigan race director, […]

April 15, 2021

10 Michigan state parks on a Great Lake shore

If you’ve listened to any of the great conversations we’ve had about Michigan state parks on the MRG podcast (and […]

April 11, 2021

Staying strong, focused + race-ready with the help of friends

Christie Phillips hasn’t exactly loved running. Far from it, actually. “Running was always something I hated, but did to stay […]

March 2, 2021

Joel Gaff launches Traverse City Run Co.

“I always like to think that when you have all the freedom in the world, creativity maybe doesn’t come so […]

January 20, 2021

Fresh starts with Janice Davidson of the North Mitten

Life during a pandemic can lead us down paths we may not have gone down otherwise — some not so […]

September 21, 2020

Digging deep, drawing strength from family + friends, and snagging a PR at this year’s in-person Holland Haven Marathon

By Beth NykerkMRG Contributor Sunday, September 13 was a special race day for many reasons. It was such an amazing […]

July 21, 2020

Holland Haven’s plans for a safe, in-person race this September

Eddie Kline and his team are working hard to make this fall’s Holland Haven Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K an […]

May 27, 2020

Bayshore Race Reminiscing, Ramping up Running + Rethinking Race Plans

Andrew Buikema, a Rockford, Mich. runner and race director, was continuing his years-long quest to qualify for the Boston Marathon […]

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