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.

2019 Races

The Race: 27th Annual Grand Rapids Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019.

Proceeds from the family-friendly 5K run/walk benefit K-12 Student Athletics at Grand Rapids Public Schools.
And don’t forget the Mini-Trot! This 1K loop is free of charge for kids 12 & under.

Presented by: Blue Care Network of Michigan
Move your feet before you eat!

The Discount: Use the code MRG19 to save on your race entry. Get registered here »

The Race: Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019. The 12th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot, presented by 4Front Credit Union, features a 5K run/walk and 5-miler. Registration prices will increase by $5 on Thursday, Oct. 31st at Midnight. Be sure you register by then to save and secure your long-sleeve t-shirt.

The Discount: Use the code MRG19 to take $5 off your race entry. Register here »

All runners receive a commemorative long-sleeve Turkey Trot t-shirt (60/40 blend) with registration. Invite the whole family to participate in this one-of-a-kind event starting at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, MI. Don’t forget to snag your festive turkey hat during registration!

The Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot has contributed more than $100,000 to many great local area causes over the past 12 years. This year’s race will benefit TART Trails Boardman Lake Loop Project and local youth teams/organizations. Children under the age of 3 in a stroller are free (but will not receive a t-shirt). Dogs are also free! 

The VIP Express pre-check is back again! Save time and avoid the rush with curb side packet pickup! Add “VIP packet pickup” to your online registration for only $7 for the whole family.

How it works: Add VIP checkout to your online registration (one per order) and from 3:30-6:30pm Wednesday, Nov. 27, simply drive to the designated Express Pre-check area in the south east parking lot at St. Francis School and your packet will be ready for you.
New this year – 4Front Credit Union’s 1st Annual Costume Contest! Put together your most creative, outrageous or wildly fun costume and be a part of the festivities. Groups, kids and four-legged entrants are all welcome and encouraged to dress up. From race organizers: “Thanksgiving morning have your photo taken by our photographer in front of the 4Front Banner outside of the St. Francis gym from 8am-9am. We will announce the winners via Facebook after the event. Win a great prize and we will feature your photo online!”

The Annual Up North Media Turkey Trot is a great way to spend time with friends and family before your Thanksgiving celebration. This race benefits TART Trails & the Father Fred Foundation.

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 MICHIGANRUNNERGIRL2019 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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