September 14, 2018

Don Kern (324 marathons & counting!) on next month’s Grand Rapids Marathon & Half Marathon

At age 62, west Michigan runner and race director Don Kern is going strong—he’s running marathons (the East Canyon Marathon […]

October 13, 2014

Grand Rapids Marathon & Half Marathon: ‘A race that supports every runner’ (plus there’s pickle juice!)

This coming weekend marks the 11th annual Grand Rapids Marathon & Half Marathon, an event that attracts thousands of runners […]

September 4, 2014

Race Insider + Discount Code: Grand Rapids Marathon, Half Marathon, relay, 10K & 5K

Grand Rapids will always have a special place in my heart because it’s where I ran my first-ever race, the […]

June 10, 2014

Running with Purpose: Michigan’s Team In Training

Early summer marks the beginning of fall race training for many runners, and for some of us, tackling training for […]

June 3, 2013

My Michigan Running Story: Bari Fitzpatrick, racing toward good health, PRs & ‘good, local beers’

Bari Fitzpatrick, 42, lives and runs in Grandville, Mich. I “met” her virtually after learning she was running this year’s […]

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