RUN IN THE DARK GRAND RAPIDS

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Join us in East Grand Rapids, MI on Wednesday 15th November, 2017 for a 5k/10k run at 8pm.

Your $30 donation will play a big part in helping the Mark Pollock Trust to reach its $600,000 fundraising aim this year to fast-track a cure for paralysis, which will change the lives of millions of paralysed people around the world.

There are a limited number of places available so make sure to sign up early so you don't miss out!

THE CHAMPION:

The inaugural Grand Rapids run will be championed by Alison Keutgen.

The Sponsor:

Shout out and many thanks to Derby Station for supporting our racers in this event! Derby is providing $2 off any adult beverage and half off appetizers for all of our registered participants!

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THE ROUTE:

The 5K route leaves Derby Station in Gaslight Village and heads towards Reeds Lake – hang a right at the light and head towards Lake Drive. The route takes a left at Lake Drive and follows the road until turning left again on Bonnell Ave. Bonnell Ave winds around to Hall Street, where you’ll take a right and head back towards Lake Drive. Turn right on Lake Drive and another right on Lakeside Drive by the East Grand Rapids Middle School. From there head back to Derby Station for a post-run brew or beverage of choice.

The 10K route also leaves Derby Station in Gaslight Village and heads towards Reeds Lake – hang a right at the light and head towards Lake Drive. For those familiar, you’ll be heading around the normal running course of Reeds Lake. For those not familiar, you will take a left at Lake Drive, left on Hall Street, right on Reeds Lake Blvd, which you will be on for the majority of the trip around the lake. Once you return to Lakeside Drive, hang a right and follow it while it turns into Greenwood Ave. Turn right on Wealthy Street, left on Plymouth Ave, left on San Lue Rae Drive, left on Lake Drive, right on Croswell, and right on Wealthy, which will bring you back to Derby Station for a post-run brew or beverage of choice.

Whether you are completing the 5km run or 10km run, please aim to arrive at 19.30 (7.30pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before we go running!

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YOUR FAQS ANSWERED: 

Your entry fee of $30 will be donated to the Mark Pollock Trust mission to find and connect people worldwide to fast-track a cure for paralysis.

You will receive  a run entry, Run in the Dark buff and flashing armband.

Refreshments (Bottled water and a snack) will be distributed to all participants at the finish line.

Chip-timing is not in operation for our pop-up events.

It is important that you arrive  30 minutes in advance of the start time (8pm) so that you can receive your buff and flashing armband.

For any queries relating to the event or route, please contact [email protected]