Ottawa County is excited to again be organizing the Michigan’s Credit Unions M23.1k Run on October 1. New this year is M23.1k Relay which offers three person teams the opportunity to compete, each team member running an assigned distance of between 3 to 6 miles. Each participant in the run and relay will receive a quarter-zip performance shirt, aid stations along the course, race photos, finish-line refreshments, a finisher medal, awards, a post-race party and a sense of accomplishment. The race begins and ends at Robinson School in Grand Haven, traveling the length of the new M231 highway, which will be closed to traffic. The course offers views of the floodplains, the Grand River and rolling countryside. It is limited to the first 500 registrants and the price to register is now $45 a person. Sign-up now and spread the word.
If you are not a runner, spectators and volunteers are also needed. Volunteers will receive a fleece hat embroidered with the M23.1k logo. Many positions are available including water stations, set-up, packet pick-up and more. Sign-up here.
Hats, visors and shirts are also available for runners, volunteers and superfans to purchase.
Funds raised support the Spoonville Trail, North Bank Trail and Grand River Greenway Trail. Together, these non-motorized paths are called the “Grand Connection” because of the link they provide along the Grand Rive between Grand Haven, Grand Valley and Grand Rapids.
Want to build good will and connect your department with a meaningful audience experience? Grab a group of co-workers and create a “spirit station.” In 2015, runners specifically commented on the spectators from MDOT and “sweet ladies from the Parks department.” Runners would love to see you out there supporting them.
Thanks to to following businesses and organizations for their sponsorship or services which make this event possible:
Michigan’s Credit Unions | Chemical Bank | Spring Lake Fitness & Aquatic Center | Ottawa County | WGHN Radio | Michigan Department of Transportation | Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office | EcoTrek Fitness | Delta Dental | Priority Health | Merle Boes | ImageSoft | Presidio | Gordons Water Systems | Governmental Consultants Services, Inc. | Grand Armory Brewing | The Pipeline Smokehouse | M & S Storage | Ottawa County Road Commission