Running for Covers – August 14 – Grand Rapids

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Oh yeah! I should have blogged about this way sooner. I finally get to run in Running for Covers! The last few years, I’ve had conflicts between this and the Traverse City Triathlon, but this year they are a week apart. Woohoo! If you haven’t heard of Running for Covers, here’s the story. 

Running for Covers Fun Run/Walk – Grand Rapids Fun Run

Distance: 2.8 miles
Cost: Donated baby blanket
Date: Sunday, August 14
Time: 9AM
Location: Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary School
Address: 240 52nd St S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Running for Covers is a 2.8 mile fun run/walk to raise money and items for the NICU at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital. The “cost” of participating is a donation of a new, handmade, or gently used baby blanket. Why blankets? Read more about how these items help families with premature babies.

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From the Running for Covers website:

The 4th annual Running for Covers Event will take place at Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary School on Sunday, August 14, 2016. In its inaugural, year over 50 people participated to collect approximately 200 blankets. Last year, more than 200 people gathered to donate over 375 blankets, 1200+ other needed items, and a $1,000 cash donation to the NICU at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Family Races in Grand Rapids

I really need to make a post of good family races in Grand Rapids. We have had so much fun taking Wally to runs, running with him in the jogging stroller, and even attempting to get him to run some of the extra-short kids runs. I know that this is going to be a great family run, and it will be so fun to have the whole family involved.

If you are free in the morning on 8/14, come run or walk with us!

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