Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: International Ballroom at the JW Marriott
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The expotique is where you can check in for your event or late register for the half, 10k and 5k distances (if caps have not been met). Look up your bib number online here prior to check-in here.
You’ll pick up your race bib number (that has your timing chip attached) and your Gazelle Girl 2017 race shirt at packet pickup. If race caps have not been met yet, late registration will be available for the half marathon, 10k, and 5k.
Limited edition Nike Gazelle Girl apparel will be available at the Gazelle Sports shop. We will also have over 35 different vendors at the expotique for you to shop, taste local wine, make signs and tutus. Don’t forget to check out the specialty Gazelle Girl cocktails downstairs at Mixology, available all weekend. You’re welcome to grab a drink and bring it up to the expotique with you.
Six.One.Six restaurant at JW will be open for breakfast at 6am and brunch 11:30a-2p. Four hours of free parking in the JW parking ramp is provided with purchase of a meal (bring your parking ticket in and present it when you pay for your bill).
Parking Options: You will have to pay for parking if you choose to park at the JW Marriott Ramp: $3.00/half hour; $6.00/hour $18 max, Valet Parking $29.00. Please see additional parking options here.
We will also have a shake-out run and some classes you can sign up for below! Be sure to check them out and make the most of you Expotique experience!
JW MARRIOTT EXPERIENCE STAGE SCHEDULE
2 Mile Fellow Flowers Shake Out Run
Please meet in the lobby at the JW Marriott for a 2 mile shake out run.
Learn more about Fellow Flowers:
We are the virtual sisterhood for women who move, run and live active lifestyles. We support, inspire and bring together women who are on a training, fitness, health or running journey. We connect active women who want more than just training plans, mileage updates and race reports. We have created a community where women are empowered and encouraged to share their stories, reasons for getting out there and motivations for staying active and healthy. We encourage every woman to become part of our community. If you are a woman on a running or fitness journey and find our messages, quotes and stories to be inspiring, sometimes that is all you need! Take it one step further by wearing one of our signature flowers, which allows you to honor your journey and allows you to connect with other women instantly.
Vinyasa Yoga: Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Classes include sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances, dynamic stretching, and pranayama (breath work). This practice will build strength and aid balance, while reducing stress and increasing vitality.
Learn more about Kula Yoga:
Kula translates to “community of the heart.” This warm and welcoming yoga studio is located in the Heartside neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids. Our mission at Kula is to provide the Grand Rapids community with quality, affordable, body-mind-and-spirit nourishing yoga. The Kula team is comprised of informed and attentive instructors who are ready to guide you–wherever you are on your yoga journey–at Kula.
MVP Sports Club Kickboxing – Ballroom Foyer
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL! Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness. Group Fight combines cutting-edge moves set to exciting music. Join us for this electric experience!
Pacer 101 –Ballroom Foyer
Jennifer Gard (10:30 pacer) and Amy Rempalski (12:00 pacer) will educated attendees on the benefits of running with a pacer, how finding the pacers will work on Sunday at the start, and answer questions. If you’re interested in running with a pacer, be sure to check this out!
Check out the vendors that will be at the Expotique!
Advantage Benefits Group
Art of the Table
Burn Boot Camp
First National Bank
Gazelle Girl Sustainability
Gluten Free Bar
Girls On The Run
Good Life Physical Therapy
One in Five Marathon Relay
MedExpress Urgent Care
Michigan Runner Girl
MVP Sports Club
Ragnar Relay Series
United Dairy Industry
Women’s Detroit Half
Yenfeng Automotive Interiors