July 1, 2020

Live from the new Lululemon in Traverse City: Summer Running and Gear Talk with Jonny

It’s always a special treat to have Jonny Tornga — ultrarunner, MRG podcast producer, talented musician and all-around great guy […]

June 25, 2020

Cherries, Apples, Hops + Grapes: Inside the Michigan Harvest Challenge Run Series

We’re all missing our summer races — races that may have become annual traditions for us, with our family and […]

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 […]

May 19, 2020

Restarting + Reinventing: Finding hope and purpose (and movement) right now

Earlier this year, just before the pandemic hit and altered life as we knew it, Cassy Stone was crushing her […]

April 13, 2020

Keeping Us Motivated + Moving: Checking in with Running Fit in Traverse City

As I write this, the wind chime hanging from our front porch is clamoring for attention. Brown leaves are dancing […]

February 23, 2020

Tanner Bell, Ragnar Relay Co-Founder, wants your race to be an experience to remember

The year was 2004, and an overnight running relay race with less than 300 participants was getting underway in Utah. […]

February 1, 2020

So You’ve Decided to Run Ragnar. Here’s What to Do Next.

2020 is Your Year to Run Ragnar!(Here’s What You Need to Know. It’s Going to be Amazing!) MRG has taken part in […]

January 31, 2020

Benchmark races, running as therapy + this year’s Gazelle Girl races in Grand Rapids

“If there ever was a time or an opportunity where I get to speak to the truth of what Gazelle […]

December 7, 2019

What it takes to shift our mindset and experience wellness breakthroughs

“This year has been a huge year of mental transformation.”  Heather Quinlan, who penned Happy Pace Diaries for the MRG […]

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