Gazelle Girl Zero Waste Initiative

We are proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row we are striving for a sustainable event! This means that we are making an active effort to strive for the most sustainable economic, social, and environmental best practices. We are committed to setting a notable example and have a vision of a world where responsibly [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:51+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Race Day 101

by Dr. Ed Kornoelke | Medical Director, Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Race day is coming soon! You are putting in the training, now it is time to have fun—and be safe. As the official medical provider for the race, Metro Health Sports Medicine will be providing medical care along the course and at the Start/Finish line. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:51+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to keep your training plan while on vacation

by Melissa Schrotenboer Running while on vacation, especially the type of vacation that involves a lot of lounging pool or beach-side with a never-ending supply of piña coladas, can be a real struggle. Don't get me wrong vacation is a great time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but is also a [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:51+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GOTR Guest Blog – Why run Gazelle Girl

New Runner? Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K Race Was Made for You by Stacy Spitler, Member, Kent County Girls on the Run Board of Directors On Sunday, April 17, 2016, women from around the country and the block will meet in Grand Rapids to do their thing, running a half marathon or a 5k. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:51+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talking about heart health

A Valentine's Day Tribute for American Heart Month by Nikki Bocks Valentine’s Day is almost here!  Whether or not you are all into the hearts and flowers and stuff, it’s certainly an appropriate time of the year to talk about something a little more serious than conversation hearts...I’m talking about real hearts. You know, that [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:51+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment


By Caroline Cook, Chief Running Ambassador GR Running. It’s what I do every day, and I invite you all to join me. It’s a physical activity that you can only do in our great city of Grand Rapids. Run + learn + explore = GRunning. It starts with serious respect for our fur trading forefathers who [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:52+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GROW Guest Blog – Running Gazelle Girl

By Bonnie Nawara, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women CEO A confession: I have never thought of myself as a runner, and I actually still don’t, but I have run two of the Gazelle Girl 5Ks. My first run was in celebration of a big milestone birthday. It was also the first year of the Gazelle [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:52+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to run through winter

By Alethea Mshar I love winter. Snow makes the world into a stunning playground and frigid temperatures are far preferable to me than hot. Even so I was taken aback when the thermometers started plummeting after the mild December we had. Winter weather has arrived right along with our training plans, so it's time to [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:52+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Running with a pacer

By Kaitlin Wood Pacers are those bright shirt-wearing, energetic, motivating people that keep you on track to finish a race on your terms in your time.  They'll play music, yell encouragement, tell silly stories - anything to help people cross that finish line with smiling faces. No matter the weather or the course, they're there to [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:56:52+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments