Discount Codes & More!

Who doesn’t love saving money on their races and running gear?!

Thanks to the following races and companies for generously offering discount codes to Michigan Runner Girl readers and listeners. Please be sure to take advantage of these special savings!**

Race directors and product makers: If you are interested in offering a discount code — and want to increase your race registration numbers or product sales! — please contact MRG at heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com to learn more about how we can partner and encourage our fellow Michigan runners to enjoy our state’s thriving race scene and try great products that enhance our healthy lifestyle. You can also click below to submit an event to the Race Calendar!

**Please note the dates during which race discounts are offered; in some cases these codes are good leading up to race day, while others are for a specific time period.

2018-19 Races

The Race12th Annual Brainy Day 5K and 10K Trail Run, Aug. 11, 2018 in Nunica, Mich., is a fun, community event to support and raise awareness for those who suffer from a neurological condition called hydrocephalus. All proceeds are donated to The Brainy Day Fund, which supports families through a scholarship program as well as provides research grants for medical professionals looking to end hydrocephalus. 

The DiscountUse the code MRG2018 to save on your race entryRegister here »

The Race: Millennium Meadows Marathon, August 26, 2018 in Grand Rapids. This event features a marathon, 13.3 half marathon (with a 13.1 split mat!) and a 6 Mile option as well. At The Meadows in Millennium Park, one of the great facilities of the Kent County Park system. A good warmup for your fall marathon or just a chance to run in our beautiful Millennium Park!
The DiscountUse the code rcRunnerGirl to receive 10% off your race entry. Register here »
The RaceVineyard to Bay 15K & 5K run/walk, Sunday, Sept. 2 in Suttons Bay, Mich. Known for its picturesque course and unique finisher medals, the Vineyard to Bay has moved to a new date in 2018 — the race now is held over Labor Day weekend instead of the weekend prior to the holiday weekend. The event also is offering the 15K and 5K distances (the 25K previously was another distance option). Proceeds benefit Suttons Bay Public Schools and Traverse Area Recreation Trails (TART). The event features cash prizes, age group awards and finishers awards. For more information, including volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, go to the race web site here »
The Discount: Use the code MRG2018 to save 20% off your total cart purchase. Sign up here » Visit the event’s Facebook page here »
Stay tuned for more details on this event leading up to race day. Read this MRG article about the race here »
The Race: 6th annual Team Lucky 7 Boyne City Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 2 in Boyne City, Mich. This course will take your breath away. Athletes will start out swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake Charlevoix before skimming the coastline on their bike and passing through town on their run. Distances: Olympic and Sprint Triathlon, and Sprint Duathlon. 2-3 person relay also available. Funds raised from this event support Team Lucky Seven, Inc. and its mission of ‘Racing to Fight Brain Disease’. In the first four years, $18,000 was granted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for the express purpose of neurological research only.  Funds have supported research in Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
The Discount: Use the code MRGTL718 to save on your race entry. Sign up here » Visit the event’s Facebook page here »
Stay tuned for more details on this event leading up to race day. Listen to the MRG podcast interview with race director Rob Swartz here »
The Race: Holland Haven Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Now entering its fifth year, the Holland Haven Marathon and Half Marathon (and 8K, added last year) takes place each September – the weekend prior to Boston Marathon registration opening – and features point-to-point race courses. The marathon starts in Grand Haven and ends in Holland while the half marathon starts at the event’s charity partner, Camp Geneva, midway through the marathon course.
The Discount: Use the code RUN12MRG to save $12 off your race entry. Register here »
The RaceAmerican Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. The American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K event was created by women for women. All women, of all ages, of all abilities. First-time racers and experienced marathoners. The young and the young at heart. Join your sisters on beautiful Belle Isle State Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018 and celebrate your strength, your beauty, your inner grace… everything that makes you the goddess you are! More race news and stories to come on MRG — stay tuned!
The Discount: Use the code MRGEPIC2018 to receive 10% off your race entry.  Register here »
The Race: The Park2Park Half Marathon course starts and ends at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds and includes scenic views of Lake Macatawa, Holland State Park, and Lakeshore Drive. This race takes place Saturday, Sept. 22. September temperatures are just right for a half, with an average chance for some automatic sweat relief (otherwise known as rain … some years heavier than others).  The 5K run through Waukazoo Woods also starts and ends at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Enjoy a weekend in friendly and quaint Holland, Michigan, located on the west coast of Lake Michigan 2 1/2 hours north of Chicago. Holland is the  home of Tulip Time, wooden shoes, Hope College, Holland State Park, vibrant downtown shopping and eating, and the Park2Park!  All proceeds from the Park2Park race benefit Neighbors Plus, a local non-profit on the Northside of Holland. Please join us Saturday, September 22, 2018!

The Discount: Use the code MRGhalf18 (this will give $8 off the half-marathon) and 

MRG5k18 (this will give $5 off the 5K)

 Register here »

The RaceReebok Ragnar Relay Michigan, Sept. 28-Sept. 29, 2018. Teams of 12 or 6 will start the 200-ish mile relay in charming Muskegon, where runners speed past historic ships and lighthouses with a van of teammates cheering them along each leg of the course. The race finishes in Traverse City – home to some of Michigan’s finest wineries and the sapphire blue Grand Traverse Bay. A Ragnar wouldn’t be complete without a finish line party, hunky finisher medal and stories to tell for years to come. Find out what it means to find your #innerWILD and mark your running calendar for Sept. 28-29. Reebok is giving every team captain a free pair of shoes.

The Discount: Use the code MIRUNNERGIRL to receive $80 off your team entry. Register here »

The Race15th Annual Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon, Oct. 21, 2018. Designed by runners. For runners. Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon delivers a fun, highly personal, authentic race experience, particularly for runners who value a well-organized, personal experience over the chaotic, crowded fields of “big city” races through ”concrete canyons.” We are a race that supports every runner – no one is a stranger on our course – celebrates every individual accomplishment and embodies the spirit of friendship and community that is so unique to running.
The Discount: Use the code rcRunnerGirl to receive 10% off your race 
entry. Register here »
The Race7th Annual Groundhog Day MarathonFeb. 1-2, 2019 in Grand Rapids. We’ve all heard of Punxsutawney Phil, the little furry guy in Pennsylvania who comes out, sees his shadow, and declares six more weeks of winter. Then there’s Augustus T. Groundhog, better known as Grand Rapids Gus. He’s Phil’s much more interesting cousin. Unlike Phil, who it seems can only see shadows, Gus has much better eyesight and can look at a calendar on February 2 and know that spring doesn’t start for six weeks. Gus suggested that instead of lamenting over six more weeks of winter, we should EMBRACE the cold and snow and do something fun.
And so, the Groundhog Day Marathon was born.
The DiscountUse the code rcRunnerGirl to receive 10% off your race entry. Register here »

MRG-recommended Products

The ProductKnuckle Lights. These brighten your early morning runs with ultra wide-flood beams that provide a smooth, super-bright light. Designed to be worn across the front of your knuckles, you still have full use of your hands without the bothersome bobbling of a headlamp.
The Discount: Use the code MICHIGANRUNNERGIRL2017 to save 10% off your order. Learn more and shop here »

The Product: Zelus Insoles. The Zelus line is truly unique because of the SmartCells technology, explains Scott Jarold, director of Troy, Mich.-based Fastech Labs, which is behind these insoles. “SmartCells provide extra cushion to reduce impact, plus provide a response with every step you take. They are the reason I wanted to be part of this team when we brought them to market, mainly because there is nothing like it in the industry. I think runners will feel an immediate difference the minute you put them in your shoes. The action of the cells compressing and responding will help with fatigue and hopefully keep your legs feeling fresh, especially after long runs.” Read MRG’s post on these insoles here » 
The Discount: Use the code MRGZEAL17 at checkout. Learn more and shop here »

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