The GR .1 K, A World Class Race You Don’t Want To Miss


Sponsored by
Grand Rapids Brewing Company

Take part in a “world-class” .1K road race that ends by the new Grand Rapids Brewing Company and starts by McFadden’s, Stella’s and HopCat – the “#3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth” as ranked by  Beer Advocate Magazine. In an age where everyone gets a trophy, you can now take part in a race everyone can finish!

Are you up to the challenge?

Friday, October 17 at Grand Rapids Brewing Company 4:30pm to 7:30pm.Saturday, October 18 at Grand Rapids Brewing Company 10am to 1145am.


Event Day & Time:

Saturday October 18, 2014. Race starts at Noon! Details and time of the event to follow

$25 Entry Fee Includes:

  • “Rehydration” Specials at Ionia St Bars.
  • A Very Cool Race T-Shirt
    (Youth S/M/L – Adult S all the way up to 4XL!)
  • Door Prizes
  • Awards for Best Form, Heaviest Racer, Oldest Finisher
  • $1 Drafts on Select Beers from Noon to 2pm for GR.1K Runners wearing Racing Bibs at  McFadden’s, Stella’s, HopCat, J Gardella’s, Georgio’s Pizza, Ritz Koney, and Tavern on the Square!


Remember to bring your Driver’s License!
Bartenders will ask for ID!

See Fox 17′s coverage from last year!

By the way,…

running in the “GR.1K” will help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!

The majority of your entry fee will go to support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). PPMD is dedicated to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Over the past 17 years, Mike and DeAnne Friar, parents of two boys with Duchenne- Kevin and Kyle, have hosted golf outings and silent auctions to raise over $200,000 for PPMD and other charities.

For more information on Duchenne, please visit the PPMD website –





For more info on the Friar Family and their fundraising efforts see the Fox 17 news story –