What is the Weekend Experience? It’s a whole new way to experience Gazelle Girl weekend! Fitness classes, walking tours, tastings and more will show you some of the best of what Grand Rapids has to offer. Plus, there’s a special Finisher’s Finale! See the full rundown for all the awesome details. 

Cost: $175

How do I sign up?!
Sign up for the full weekend experience with your registration. 

Please note the Weekend Experience does not include hotel stay at Embassy Suites or the price of your registration. 

The full rundown:

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020

4 pm: Check-in available at Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. Participants staying at Embassy Suites will receive one complimentary “Beermosa” at check in and can pick up their bib and shirt from 4-7pm

4:30-5:30 pm: Choose from fitness classes with Zumba from City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, Yoga and/or Club Pilates

6-9 pm: Enjoy special Happy Hour pricing on beverages and food at City Built Brewing Co. or guests to the host hotel can enjoy the nightly reception at Embassy Suites from 5-7 pm

9-10:15 pm: City Lights Walking Tour with Grand Rapids Running Tours

The city of Grand Rapids is beautiful by day…and beautifully magical by night.  Come stroll with local guides from Grand Rapids Running & Walking Tours as we admire the fabulously illuminated city streets, buildings, bridges and riverwalk.  Learn a little about our history as we make a lap around the landmarks.  The tour is one hour in length and a great way to see the sights of Michigan’s second largest city.


7-10 am: Embassy Suites made to order and express breakfast items available

9-10 am: Shake It Out Run with Grand Rapids Running Tours

Need to stretch those legs a little the day before the race? Nervous? Excited? Let Grand Rapids Running & Walking Tours guide you through the streets of downtown Grand Rapids on an easy two-mile social sidewalk run! We greet you, lead you, and bring you back safely to where we started. Your legs (and mind) will thank you!

10:15-11 am: Yoga to Follow to limber up those racing legs! 

11am-5 pm: Gazelle Girl Expotique at Embassy Suites Downtown location

Visit the Gazelle Girl Expotique in the Embassy Suites’ event space for spectacular shopping opportunities, interactive play and craft stations, samples, workshops and more!

4 pm: Brewery Tour & Tasting at Brewery Vivant!  Participants choosing to stay for dinner will receive $1 off their beer! 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020

6-10 am: Guests of Embassy Suites enjoy made to order and express breakfast options available one hour earlier to accommodate race start! 

7:30 am: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, Calder Plaza

7:30 am-1:30 pm: Gazelle Girl Finish Line Festival, Calder Plaza

2 pm: Late check-out at Embassy Suites

2-4 pm: Gazelle Girl Finishers Finale. Celebrate your finish with fabulous food and drinks at Sandy Point Beach House!