The following are MRG-endorsed races taking place in Michigan in 2021 and 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.

2021 Races

The Race: 29th Annual Grand Rapids Turkey Trot, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) in Grand Rapids, Mich. Proceeds from the race help to offset the cost of Grand Rapids Public Schools athletics so that all students have the opportunity to participate.

The Discount: Use the code MRG5 to save $5 off your race entry. Register here

 

The Race: The Great Beerd Run, an untimed 5K at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, Mich., takes place each November. This fun run, which celebrates all things craft beer and beards, typically starts at 10 a.m.

What makes this race so unique? Enjoy on-course beer tastings featuring Beards Brewery, Short’s Brewery and Right Brain Brewery.

The Discount: Code coming soon!

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