Held in Conjunction with the Roselle Park River Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2015
8K • 5K • 2K


Welcome to the GRAND RIVER RUN!IMG_1719

Join the Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department for the 4thAnnual GRAND RIVER RUN Trail Race events, which will be held in conjunction with the Roselle Park River Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Seasoned and novice trail and road runners alike will enjoy the diverse terrain and scenery of the GRAND RIVER RUN. The course was designed to showcase the natural beauty at the 250-plus acre nature preserve, Roselle Park, located along miles of Grand River frontage in beautiful Ada Township, Michigan.

  • 8K Timed “Hybrid” Trail Race @ 9 a.m.*
  • 5K Timed “All-Paved” Trail Race @ 9:15 a.m.*
  • 2K Family “Fun” Run/Walk/Roll/Board @ 10:30 a.m.
    2013 8K Grand River Run Start 9_28_13

*Chip Timed Race Events.

Online Registration:

Planned Amenities:

Family-Friendly Fun Before/During/Following the race events • Chip start and chip finish timing (8K & 5K) • Race Bib QR Code (8K & 5K) • Immediate Post-Race Results (8K & 5K) • Professional Race Photography (8K & 5K) • Family-IMG_1901Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, Food, Activities & Fun • Race Emcee and Music at the Start/Finish Line • Grand River Run Medals  to top finishers (8K & 5K) • GRAND RIVER RUN T-Shirt (available only if registering prior to the cutoff date) • Finisher’s Ribbons for Children  • Random Prize Drawings • Post-Race Refreshments for Participants • Water/Aid Station • Free Parking • Free Festival Admission!

Event Info:

The 8K start is at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 9:15 a.m. The 2K Family-Friendly Fun Run/Walk/Roll/Board  is at 10:30 a.m., and follows the 8K & 5K Awards Ceremony.

  • The 8K “Hybrid” Trail Race Course is a five-mile plus journey along a custom-designed and hand-prepped trail network comprised of nearly equal parts paved, mowed grass, and hard-packed clay surfaces that affords runners with a great tour of the entire park. The course starts and finishes flat and fast along a paved trail, and has ample passing opportunities while featuring unique and scenic views of Ada Township’s 100-year 2013 1.5 Mile Family Fun Run Event 9_28_13old floodplain river valley, Fall foliage, wildlife consisting of migrating birds, human-height prairie grasses, meadows, towering woodlands, thickets, wetlands, meandering streams, a foot bridge for good measure, and the majestic Grand River throughout most of the course. While challenging due to the transitions and some of the characteristics of the natural trails, this course is mostly flat with few elevation gains–an ideal race for both novice and seasoned trail runners alike for different reasons. This race is start/finish chip-timed. Immediate post-race results and QR code.
  • Back by popular demand is our 5K Trail Race Course consisting of an all-paved, mostly flat and fast trail loop. The course is highly scenic, offering Grand River views, and affords runners the opportunity to sample Roselle Park’s natural beauty without getting “off trail.” This race is start/finish chip-timed. Immediate post-race results and QR code.
  • The 2K Family-Friendly “Fun” Run/Walk/Roll/Board event is a non-timed, non-competitive event perfect for the entire family, including outdoor enthusiasts of all ages/abilities. The trail is an all-paved loop that takes participants out along the Grand River (highly scenic), and returns to the Roselle Park River Festival, complete with live family-friendly music, free Fall-themed hands-on youth crafts and activities, educational nature exhibits, live animal interactions, great food, and much more! Children 5 and under can participate for free with a registered adult. 8K & 5K registered runners can participate for free with friends and family members! Come out for the run, and enjoy the post-race fun with your entire family! Strollers, walkers, boarders and wheelchairs are most welcome! All children finishers will receive a “Finisher’s Ribbon!”IMG_1862

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Get Involved as a Corporate Business Sponsor, In-Kind Product or Prize Donor, or Race-Day Volunteer!

We need your help to make this event a successful community event. Please click here for more information, or email us to inquire about opportunities.IMG_1727

2015 Sponsors:

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Past Race Results & Photograph Archives

2013 Grand River Run 8K Race ResultsIMG_4619

2012 Grand River Run 8K Race Results

2012 Grand River Run & Roselle Park River Festival Flickr Photographs

Thank you 2014 Runners, Walkers, Volunteers and Sponsors! Below are the 2014 Race Results:

2014 Photographs:


PLEASE NOTE: 2015 Race event planning is underway and subject to change. Please email us if you would like to get involved as a corporate sponsor, donor, volunteer or participant! And, of course we welcome your ideas and feedback!