The following are MRG-endorsed races taking place in Michigan in 2022

MRG has been in direct contact with organizers of these events and is working with them to spread the word and encourage runners to sign on. In some cases, MRG ambassadors may also be running the event and sharing the experience leading up to, during, and after race day. For complete event details — and race discount codes in some cases — as well as to register, please be sure to click on the race links provided.

Race Directors: learn more about becoming a premier race by contacting MRG at heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com 

Premier Races automatically are listed as Featured Races on the Michigan Race & Event Calendar ($150 value). See the Submit an Event page to learn more about becoming a Featured Race on the calendar.

2022 Races

The Race: Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk, Sunday, April 3, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

We have returned to racing AND to our original location in downtown Ann Arbor!

Choose from the 5K (Live or virtual) or the 1-Mile Fun Run…

Celebrate women — by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in the Arbor Goddess Run and showing Ann Arbor how truly divine you are. You can even race with your daughter or mother in the Mother-Daughter category or add a grandmother or granddaughter for our Three Generations of Women category of fabulous females.

Looking for less distance? Participate in the untimed One-Mile Fun Run. Create a team of your family members, co-workers, neighbors, or friends and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow women as you tackle this run. Whatever your age or ability may be, you know you can do this.

While this is a day to celebrate goddesses of all generations, we also welcome gods (husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, and more), as long as they support our goddesses and these very vital causes (awards are just for the ladies, guys!)

All events are walker-friendly!

The Discount: Use the code MIRunnerGirl102022 to save on your race entry. Register here.

The Race: Tulip Time Run in Holland, Mich., May 7, 2022. Experience the beauty of Holland as you run through the tulip-lined streets! The Tulip Time Run offers an event for everyone — a 5K, 10K and Kids’ Fun Run. And, back again, is the Tulip Time Virtual Run. If you cannot make it to Holland, Michigan for the Tulip Time Festival, run a 5K or 10K as your schedule permits, on any course of your choosing. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved!

The Discount: Use the code 22TULIPTIME7 to take $7 off your race entry. Register here

Holland Haven

The Race: Holland Haven Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K, Sept. 11, 2022.

Holland Haven Marathon runners experience the beautiful coast of Lake Michigan as they travel from Grand Haven to Holland. This USATF certified, point-to-point marathon follows Lakeshore Drive past the summer cottages right into downtown Holland. The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a final opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before registration opens.

The Holland Haven Half Marathon begins at Camp Geneva along the Lake Michigan coastline. Runners follow the scenic Lakeshore Drive past the beaches and into the City of Holland. The mostly flat and fast course consists of paved bike paths along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. This one-way race is one-of-a-kind in West Michigan, uniting communities in a unique event. Holland Haven Half Marathon is the 2022 RRCA Central Region Championship.

The Holland Haven 8K race is a great segue into longer distance races. The 8K race is a flat, out-and-back course. As a mid-distance road race, it is accessible enough for the novice runner yet incredibly challenging to experienced racers. All ages are welcome to run or walk the race.Runners unable to make into Holland for race day can still participate by completing the virtual race. All virtual runners earn a commemorative race medal.

Holland Haven Marathon is proud to support Camp Geneva – Charity Partner 2022.

The Discount: Use the code 22MRG12 to take $12 off your race. This is good for any race distance. Register here.

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