Grand Rapids Running Club Annual Benefit Run – 8-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9 a.m. – Robinette’s Orchard
The Mentor Group will meet at Robinette’s instead of at the Zoo.
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the GRRC will hold its annual Benefit Run (a noncompetitive “fun run”) at Robinette’s Orchard, 3142 Four Mile Rd., just west of the East Beltline. The Mentor Group will join the GRRC for the 8-mile fun run, which starts at 9 a.m. Cider, coffee, hot chocolate and donuts follow the run. As this is our Annual Benefit Run, donations are encouraged in lieu of a race fee. Your cash donation gets you a raffle ticket for various prizes (including baked goods from Robinette’s–Yum!). The more you donate, the more tickets you get.
This year’s charities are: My Team Triumph and No Surrender Running Club (see below for information on these 2 well-deserving charities.
myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults, and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races. They are a nonprofit organization started in March 2008 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that is dedicated to providing the ultimate experience in road racing and triathlon sport to individuals with disabilities. These individuals would otherwise never dream of entering a race, let alone experience the energy of packet pick-up, or the thrill of crossing that finish line.
No Surrender Running Club is a program that believes that all youth have the potential within themselves to be successful and do great things in life. Some youth, especially urban youth, face many obstacles that can make success seem almost unattainable. No Surrender works directly with inner-city organizations well established within a community. NSRC is currently partnering with Sabaoth Ministries, a non-profit organization, to help these teens experience success and believe that they are capable of achieving amazing things. No Surrender serves youth that live in the Garfield Park neighborhood because youth from this neighborhood face many struggles and difficulties in their everyday lives.
Come out and run to support these two fine organizations helping people in our own community!