Held in Conjunction with the Roselle Park River Festival Event

Saturday, September 27, 2014
8K • 5K • 1.5 Mile

2014 Roselle Park River Fest and Grand River Run

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

2014 Photographs:

Thank You Sponsors!

  • Ada Hospital For Animals
  • D&W Fresh Market-Shirt Sponsor
  • Dematic-Gold Race Sponsor & Contributor for Timing & Custom Bibs
  • Forest Hills Foods-Shirt Sponsor
  • Gravel Bottom Brewery & Supplies-Event & Race Sponsor, plus Prizes
  • HUB301-Coffee for our Volunteers, plus Prizes
  • MINDshare Media, Inc. Marketing, Communications & Events-Web/Marketing/Social Media/Design In-Kind Services
  • Pepsi, Aquafina and Gatorade-Refreshments for our Runners & Event Participants
  • Spoonlicker’s of Ada-Prizes

Welcome to the GRAND RIVER RUN!

Join the Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department for the 3rd Annual GRAND RIVER RUN Trail Race, to be held in conjunction with the Roselle Park River Festival event on Saturday, September 27, 2014. dematic logo large

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

• 8K Timed “Combo” Trail Race (9 a.m.)-Chip Timed!
• 5K Timed “100% Paved” Trail Race (9:15 a.m.)-Chip Timed!
• 1.5 Mile Family-Friendly “Fun” Run/Walk (10:30 a.m.)-Non-Timed with Plenty of Finish Line Cheers!

Race Amenities: 2014-pmfs-endorsement-digital-logo

• Chip start and chip finish timing • Race Bib QR Code • Immediate Post-Race Results • Professional Race Photography • Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, Food, Activities & Fun from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Roselle Park • Race Emcee and Music at the Start/Finish Line • Grand River Run Medals, Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates, and Spoonlickers’ Licenses will be awarded to Top Finishers in over 136 Categories • GRAND RIVER RUN T-Shirt (tech upgrade is available by order cutoff date) • Finisher’s Ribbons for Children plus a Pepsi Fruit Shooters Drink • Random Prize Drawings for swag provided by Gravel Bottom Brewery & Supply, Spoonlickers, and more! • Post-Race Refreshments: Aquafina Water, Simply Eight Granola Bars, fruit, and donuts (details TBD) • Multiple Water/Aid Stations • Free Parking • Free Festival Admission! Pepsi_Logo

 Race Details:

The 8K start is at 9 a.m., followed by an all-new 5K race at 9:15 a.m. The 1.5 Mile Family-Friendly Fun Run/Walk is at 10:30 a.m., and follows the 8K & 5K Awards Ceremony.

  • The 8K Trail Race Course is a five-mile journey along a custom -designed trail network comprised of nearly equal parts paved, mowed grass, and hard-packed clay surfaces that affords runners with a “birds-eye” view of the entire park. The course, which starts and finishes flat and fast along a paved trail with ample passing opportunities, features stunning views of Ada Township’s 100-year old floodplain river valley, Fall foliage, wildlife consisting of migrating birds, human-height prairie grasses, meadows, towering woodlands, thickets, wetlands, meandering streams, and the majestic Grand River. This race is start/finish chip-timed. Immediate post-race results and QR code.
  • New this year is a 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.Gatorade Immediate post-race results and QR code.
  • The 1.5 Mile Family-Friendly “Fun” Run/Walk is a non-timed, non-competitive run or walk that is perfect for the entire family, including outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The trail is an all-paved loop that takes runners out along the Grand River (highly scenic), and returns to the Roselle Park Fall River Festival, complete with live family-friendly music, free Fall-themed 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, and wheelchairs are most welcome! All children finishers will receive a “Finisher’s Ribbon,” Pepsi product sample, and plenty of cheers at the Finish Line!

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Thank You Race Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor: DEMATIC
Silver Sponsors: Gazelle Sports & MINDshare Media, Inc. logo-reworked3-circle
Bronze Sponsors: Gravel Bottom Brewery, Ada Hospital for Animals, D&W Fresh Market and Forest Hills Foods
Product Sponsors: Pepsico, Gatorade, Simple Eight, and Spoonlickers GR

What’s New in 2014:

  • 5K 100% paved trail race MS icon&name
  • Chip-to-chip timing with Immediate Results & QR Codes for BOTH the 8K & 5K race events
  • Medals and Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in over 136 categories
  • More surprises in store… Stay Connected to learn more.

Roselle Park River Festival Live Music Lineup:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – The Porters Band On Stage
  • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Band Changeover/Music
  • 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – The Edgeworthe Band On Stage (comprised of Forest Hills Northern Students-Classic    Rock Setup)
  • 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Band Changeover/Music
  • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – B-Side Growlers Band On Stage
  • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Music

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

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Past Race Results & Photograph Archives

2013 Grand River Run 8K Race Results

2012 Grand River Run 8K Race Results

2012 Grand River Run & Roselle Park River Festival Flickr Photographs

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