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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 at no cost 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.
The Race: Tri Goddess Triathlon, Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Tri Goddess Tri celebrates women of all abilities, inspiring them to reach new heights of health and set new fitness goals by training for and completing a triathlon. Held just 12 miles west of Chelsea at the Portage Lake Unit of Waterloo State Recreation Area, surrounding our participants in scenery as beautiful and inspiring as themselves.
Tri Goddess Tri features 5 different events:
- Duathlon (run bike run) — 1.5-mile run, 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (mostly trail)
- Aquabike (swim bike done) — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride
- Mini-Sprint Triathlon — quarter-mile lake swim (16 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 1.5-mile run (mostly trail). Ideal for women trying their first tri!
- Sprint Triathlon — half-mile lake swim (32 lengths in a standard metric pool), 10.7-mile bike ride, 3-mile run (mostly trail)
- Sprint Relay — team up with one or two friends to complete our Sprint Triathlon together
Atalantis Trail Run — 3-mile run (mostly trail)
Participants will be getting a Goddess jersey!
The Discount: Use the code MIRunnerGirl102022 to save on your race entry. Register here. This code is good for ALL Epic Races Goddess events (Tri Goddess Tri in June and Women Run the D Half Marathon, 10K & 5K in September)
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.
The Race: North Mitten Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run on May 29, 2022 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville.
The signature HALF MARATHON course is a beautiful combination of pavement, trail and back country roads. DON’T MISS IT!
NEW for 2022.
-1 Mile RUN FOR THE BIRDS fun run! All proceeds benefit NORTH SKY RAPTOR SANCTUARY!
-RAISE A GLASS in celebration at the finish line with an adult refreshment provided by STORMCLOUD BREWERY.
The Discount: Use code MRG10 for 10% off of the Half, 10K or 5K. Register here.
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.
The Race: American Home Fitness Women Run the D Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 on Belle Isle, Detroit. The American Home Fitness Women Run the D event is Detroit’s premier women’s running event. Supporting various women’s charities, and whether you’re a seasoned runner, casual runner or training for your first ever race, this event has the distance for you. Gu will be handed out at mile 7. The 5K, 10K, and half-marathon all take place together at the beautiful Belle Isle State Park.
The Discount: Use the code MIRunnerGirl102022 to save on your race entry. Register here.
The Race: Celebrate summer and welcome fall with the new Betsie Valley Trail Half Marathon, 10k , 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run. The Half Marathon, 10k and 5k courses are out and back on the Betsie Valley Trail starting in Thompsonville at the Webber Sports Complex. The 1 Mile Fun Run is held on the ballfield onto the trail and back.
The Betsie Valley Trail offers an excellent flat aggregate trail surface that is excellent for runners. The trail offers beautiful views as it crosses both Dair Creek and the Betsie River. The trail passes through a wetland and mile after mile of pine and hardwood upland forests. The Betsie Valley Trail is built on the bed of the former Ann Arbor Railroad and now part of the Rails to Trails system. Learn more at www.betsievalleytrail.org
North Mitten events supports and promotes the Betsie Valley Trail as a valued community resource. A portion of the proceeds from Half Marathon, 10k & 5k AND all the proceeds from the 1 Mile Fun Run is donated to the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail. Add a fun run to any race distance for just $10.
The Discount: Use the code MRG-BVT to take 10% off your race entry. Register here.
The Product: Harper Coats (Heather is wearing the Uptown Puffer in black, size small, in this photo to the left). This cruelty-free fashion outerwear brand features a premiere collection of vegan puffers and parkas in partnership with PETA.
Launched in November 2020, Harper was born from tireless coat transitions: from work, to workouts, to drinks, and dog walks the next morning. When it came to outerwear, why was there an empty space between function and formality? Vegan and stylish? Quality and cost? Durability and convenience? Heather’s take: “I absolutely LOVE this parka! I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day, whether it’s during a walk in my neighborhood, while on an especially frigid snowshoe hike on the trails, or while exploring the frozen Lower Harbor Ore Dock in Marquette, which is where I was when this photo was taken. It’s comfy, stylish, and I love that it’s cruelty-free. It just feels good to wear this parka!”
Harper Coats will ‘fill’ the void in your winter wardrobe with their collection of stylish, sustainable and accessibly-priced designs that feature durable construction and 100% machine-washable materials.
The Discount: Use the code MIRUNNERGIRL for 20% off your order, with a minimum purchase of $150. Shop here.
The Product: Holland, Mich.-based Milestones Gift Co. gifts (for yourself or for a friend!) We take a deep breath and sign up for that race. We register for that fitness class, or go outside our comfort zone and try a different form of exercise altogether. We take steps to change what we eat, we vow to drink more water, to get more sleep. We decide to take better care of ourselves—both mentally and physically—and slowly and surely we reach out goals, whatever our individual fitness and wellness efforts may be, and wherever our journey takes us. But do we celebrate these milestones along the way? Perhaps. But longtime personal trainer Amy Puckett, who lives in Holland, Mich., believes we can do a whole lot more of this.
The Discount: Use the code MRGCELEBRATE to take 10% off your order. Learn more and view products at the Milestones Gift Co. here.
The Product: Knuckle 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 »