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Michigan & Grand Rapids Winter Runs 2015–2016

There are tons of runs happening over the winter if you’re interested in staying fit and getting some fresh air, even if you have to generate your own warmth! Check out the links below for information on Grand Rapids winter runs and other chilly runs around West Michigan. Let me know if I’m missing any!

NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 – 6 p.m.
North Face Night Trail Fun Run/Walk
5K trail run/walk
Fenner Nature Center – Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/MI/Lansing/TheNorthFaceNightTrailRace

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 10 a.m. (Kids’ run 9:30 a.m.)
Alma Turkey Trot
5K run/walk
Alma, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Alma/AlmaTurkeyTrot

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Grand Valley Turkey Trot
5K run
Allendale, MI
http://michianatiming.com/registration/

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Run for Runaway Prevention 5K
5K run/walk
Big Rapids, MI
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/run-for-runaway-prevention-5k-runwalk-tickets-19150511696

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Silver Bells in The City Run/Walk
5K run/walk | 3M, 2.8M, 2.8M fun run
Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/SilverBellsFunRun

Saturday Nov 21, 2015 – 8:30 a.m.
WMU Turkey Trot
5K run/walk
Kalamazoo, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Kalamazoo/WMUTurkeyTrot

Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 – noon
State News’ 5K Turkey Trot
5K run/walk
East Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/EastLansing/TheStateNews5kTurkeyTrot

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 – 6 p.m. (run) 6:30 p.m. (walk)
Nite Lites Christmas 5K
5K fun run/walk
Jackson, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Jackson/NiteLitesChristmas5KFunRunWalk

Thursday, November 26 – 8 a.m.
Gobble Wobble
East Grand Rapids Middle School (2425 Lake Drive SE)
November 1 – 24 (registration closes) $25; Day of Event: $30
Kids Registration November 1 – 24 (registration closes) $15
FREE without shirt
http://gazellesports.com/wp/gobblewobble/

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 9:30 a.m. (1 mi fun run); 10:00 a.m. (10k and 5k)
ANTI-Turkey Trot
10K, 5K run | 1M fun run
Shelby, MI
https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=MT2VVH7

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 8 a.m.
Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k
8K run/walk
Zeeland, MI
https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/108736

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K – Kent City
5K run/walk
Kent City, MI
http://michianatiming.com/uglysweater/

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 8 a.m.
Battle Creek Family YMCA’s Turkey Trot
run | walk
Battle Creek, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/BattleCreek/BattleCreekFamilyYMCAsTurkeyTrot

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Deerfield Park 5K Turkey Trot
5K run
Shepherd, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Shepherd/ShepherdHolidayRaceSeries

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015   9:30 a.m. (Kids’ run) 10:00 a.m. (10k/5k)
Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot
10K run | 5K run/walk | Kids’ Run
Jackson, MI
http://www.jacksonymcaturkeytrot.com/

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
Lansing Turkey Trot
5K run/walk
Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/LansingTurkeyTrot

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 8 a.m.
South Bend Turkey Trot
5K run | 1M fun run/walk
South Bend, IN
http://www.positiveteenhealth.org/south-bend-turkey-trot.html

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 7:30 a.m.
Tamarac Turkey Trot
8K run | 2M walk
Fremont, MI
http://www.splitsecondtiming.com/events/running/173-the-tamarac-turkey-trot

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 7:45 a.m. (10K); 9:15 a.m. (5K/1 mile)
Thanksgiving Day Run
10K, 5K run, 1 mile run
Niles, MI
http://www.nb-ymca.org/topmenu-articles-niles/thanksgiving-day-run-niles

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
Turkey Stampede 10K and 5K
10K run | 5K run/walk | 1M walk
Elkhart, IN
http://www.stonesouppromotions.com/page/show/1549816-faith-mission-turkey-stampede-1mile-5k-run-or-walk-and-10k-run

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 7:30 a.m.
Turkey Trot
5K run
Grand Haven, MI
http://visitgrandhaven.com/event/annual-turkey-trot/

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 8:30 a.m.
Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk
5K run/fun run/walk
Hastings, MI
https://www.ymcaofbarrycounty.org/programs/family-programs/

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5K
5K run
Portage, MI
https://karturkeytrot.wordpress.com/

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Twin Cities Turkey Trot
10K, 5K run/walk
Benton Harbor, MI
https://www.raceplanner.com/registrationinfo/event/turkeytrot

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 – 8 a.m.
Wildcat P.R.I.D.E. Turkey Trot
5K run/walk
Lakeview, MI
https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=40091

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.
5K Glow Run/Walk
5K run/walk
Owosso, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Owosso/5kGlowRunWalk

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 – 6 p.m.
Howell Fantasy 5K
5K run
Howell, MI
https://howellfantasy5k.com/

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Toy Town Toy Trot 5K
5K run | adventure race
Cadillac, MI
http://www.toytowncadillac.com/products/toy-trot-5k-november-28-2015

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015
Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
5K run
Holland, MI
http://www.active.com/holland-mi/running/distance-running-races/5k-turkey-trot-run-walk-girlfriends-fit-club-2015

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K – Kent City
5K run/walk
Kent City, MI
http://michianatiming.com/uglysweater/

Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Wild Turkey Run/Walk
5K run/walk | kids run
Burton, MI
http://www.geneseecountyparks.org/event/3517

DECEMBER

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. (Kids’ run); 9 a.m. (5k)
Jingle Bell Run/Walk Grand Rapids
5K, 1K run/walk | kids run
Grand Rapids, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandRapids/JingleBellRunWalkforArthritisGrandRapids

Saturday Dec 5, 2015
Ugly Sweater Run – Grand Rapids, MI
5K run
Grand Rapids, MI
http://theuglysweaterrun.com/locations/grand-rapids-michigan/

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 – 6 p.m.
Run Through the Lights
5K run
Kalamazoo, MI
http://gazellesports.com/wp/run-through-the-lights/

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 3:15 (Kids’ run); 3:30 p.m. (5k)
Dashing Through the Snow 5K
5K run/walk | 1M fun run
Fowlerville, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Fowlerville/DashingThroughtheSnow5K

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Manistee Jingle Bell Jog
5K run
Manistee, MI
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ZLolfJlaoOVm5YXzJRMUhydzg/view

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015
Saint Nick Six
6K run | 3K run/walk | kids run
South Bend, IN
http://www.stjoeparish.com/saintnicksix

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Scrooge Scramble
5K run/walk
Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/ScroogeScramble

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – 11 a.m.
Snap Fitness Jingle Bell Run/Walk
10K run | 5K run/walk
Ionia, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ionia/SnapFitnessJingleBellRun

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015
Spruce Scoot Half Marathon
13.1M, 10K, 5K run
Bristol, IN
http://www.stonesouppromotions.com/sprucescoot

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015
Sturgis Area Chamber Ugly Sweater Run/Walk
5K run/walk | 1M fun run
Sturgis, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Sturgis/SturgisAreaChamberUglySweaterRunWalk?

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015m- 10 a.m.
The ChoiceOne Bank Saint Nick Kick
10K run | 5K run/walk
Newaygo, MI
http://business.rivercountrychamber.com/events/details/choiceone-bank-st-nick-kick-5k-10k-run-race-1-mile-walk-2779

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
Come Home to Alma for the Holidays – Jingle Bell Run/Walk
5K run/walk
Alma, MI
http://www.ci.alma.mi.us/1/307/come_home_to_alma_for_the_holidays.asp

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
Jingle Belle Women’s 5K
5K run/walk
Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/RotaryJingleBelle5KforWomen

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Paw Paw Santa Run
5K run
Paw Paw, MI
https://gazellesports.com/wp/event/paw-paw-santa-run-2/

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Pay It Forward 5K Santa Stroll
5K run/walk
Elkhart, IN
http://www.santaspantry.org/2015santarun.pdf

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 – 5:30 p.m.
Tinsel Toes 5K
5K fun run
Battle Creek, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/BattleCreek/TinselToes5K

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K
5K run/walk
Owosso, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Owosso/UglyChristmasSweater5k

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
Ugly Sweater 5K – Auburn
5K run/walk
Auburn, MI
https://runsignup.com/race/MI/Auburn/Auburnuglysweater5krunwalk

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015
Dashing Through the Snow 5K Trail Run
5K trail run/walk
Saginaw, MI
http://www.tritofinish.com/events/dashing-through-the-snow-2015

Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Whoville 5K
5K fun run/walk | kids run
Grand Rapids, MI
http://whoville5k.com/

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 – 9 a.m.
Playmakers Holiday Classic 5K
5K fun run/walk
Bath, MI
http://www.playmakers.com/Events/Calendar.aspx

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 – 3:30 p.m.
Wolverine Resolution Run
4M run/walk
Grand Rapids, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandRapids/ResolutionRunEGR

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
Eve on the Ave 5K
5K run/walk
Jackson, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Jackson/EveontheAve5k

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
New Year’s Eve 5K
5K run/walk
Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Lansing/NewYearsEve5k

JANUARY

Friday, Jan 1, 2016
John Daley Memorial One One Run
4.4M, 2.2M run
Kalamazoo, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Kalamazoo/JohnDaleyMemorialOneOneRun

Friday, Jan 1, 2016
Resolution 5K
5K run
Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/race/mi/lansing/resolution5k

Friday, Jan 1, 2016
Shepherd New Year Resolution 5k
5K run
Shepherd, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=12612&eventId=69362

Thursday, Jan 1, 2015
Sergeant Preston Yukon King Run
6M run | 5K run/walk
North Muskegon, MI
http://sgtprestonrun.com/

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016
Yankee Springs Winter Challenge
50 mile, 50K, 25K, 10K trail run
Long Lake Outdoor Center
10370 Gun Lake Road
Middleville, MI 49333
http://switchbackendurance.com/yankee-springs-winter-challenge/

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 – 2 p.m. (Kids’ run at 1:30 pm)
Lansing for Haiti 5K and Kids’ Indoor MoSno Fun Run
5K run/walk and Kid’s fun run
Great Lakes Christian College
6211 W. Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI
http://www.lansingforhaiti.com/5k.html

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016
Portland Winter Run
5K run/walk
Portland, MI
http://www.runningfoundation.com/Portland_Winter_Run.html

Saturday, Jan 16, 216
Winter Wonderland 5K Trail Run
5K trail run
Elkhart, IN
https://www.sportoften.com/event/26843/winter-wonderland-5k-trail-run

Saturday, Jan 17, 2015
Niles Frigid 5K
5K run/walk
Niles, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Niles/NilesFrigid5k

Sunday, Jan 24, 2016
Snowman’s Half Marathon (Part of Winter Warrior Series)
13.1M, 10K, 5K run
Mt. Pleasant, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/MtPleasant/TheWinterWarriorsRaceSeries

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015
Fremont Frostbite 5K and 10K
10K, 5K run
Fremont, MI
http://fremontxc.com/index.php?id=517&The-Frostbite—5k-and-10k

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015
Groundhog Gallop 5K
5K run/walk
Jackson, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Jackson/37thAnnualGroundhogGallop

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Break the Ice 5K and Frosty Dash
5K run | kids run
South Haven, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/SouthHaven/BreaktheIce5KandFrostyDash

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Ground Hog Marathon
26.2M, 13.1M run, 1/6 marathon
Grand Rapids, MI
http://www.groundhogmarathon.com/

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Man vs. Mountain
5K obstacle run
Mount Pleasant, MI
http://www.mt-pleasant.org/departments/division_of_community_services/parks_and_recreation/recreation/man_vs_mtn.asp

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Michigan Adventure Race Winter Edition
Adventure race
Belmont, MI
http://miadventurerace.com/winter-edition/race-information/

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Ice Fest Chocolate 5k
5K run
St. Joseph, MI
https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/4500023578

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Heart & Sole 5K
5K run
Alma, MI
http://www.jogrunrace.com/Race/View/214033/heart-and-sole-5k-alma-michigan-february-7-2015

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Super Bowl 5K
5K run/walk
Okemos, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Okemos/SuperBowl5k3

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Frosty 5K Run
5K, 1M run/walk
Elkhart, IN
https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Elkhart/5thAnnualFrosty5KRun

February 11, 2016
Ice Cube Half Marathon (Part of the Winter Warrior Series)
13.1M, 10K, 5K run
Mt. Pleasant, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/MtPleasant/TheWinterWarriorsRaceSeries

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Howell Dragon Run
5K run/walk | 1M run
Howell, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Howell/HowellDragonRun?

Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, February 21
Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon/Half Marathon
26.2M/13.1 runs x 3 (yes, 3 runs in 24 hours)
Goshen, IN
http://www.mapleleafmarathon.com/

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Portage Winterblast Half Marathon
13.1M, 10K, 5K run
Portage, MI
https://portagewinterblast.wordpress.com/about/

MARCH

Sunday, March 13, 2016
The MudDogs (Part of the Winter Warrior Series)
13.1M, 10K, 5K run
Mt. Pleasant, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/MtPleasant/TheWinterWarriorsRaceSeries

Sunday, March 13, 2016
The Blarney Stone Race
5K/10K/Half Marathon
Potterville, MI
http://www.pvilleraceseries.com/home–the-blarney-stone.html

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Run for the House
10K run | 5K run/walk
Okemos, MI
http://www.playmakers.com/Events/Calendar.aspx (Registration opens 11-24-15)

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Spectrum Health Irish Jig
East Grand Rapids, MI
5K run
http://www.spectrumhealth.org/irishjig (details/registration not available yet)

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Snap Fitness Colorama 5K
Ionia, MI
5K novelty run
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ionia/SnapFitnesssBulldogColorRun5k

Sunday, March 20, 2016
16th Annual Shamrock 5K Run-Walk-Roll
5K
East Lansing, MI
http://www.runningfoundation.com/Shamrock_5k.html

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Tower Guard Shamrock 5K
5K
East Lansing, MI
http://www.runningfoundation.com/Shamrock_5k.html

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Kent City Ridge Run
15K | 5K
Kent City, MI
http://www.kentcityschools.org/downloads/_acct_/00/00/00/13/2016_kc_ridge_run_flyer_2_20150818_084810_1.PDF

Sunday, March 27, 2016
IronDog 5K
5K
East Lansing, MI
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/EastLansing/IRONDOG5k?

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