Live. Train. Run.

About Us

RunGR is a Grand Rapids running club made up of people with a wide range of skill levels and ages, all trying to better themselves and their community through running. With the guidance of two respected coaches, this group will help add the structure and purpose to your routines needed to take your running to the next level. RunGR has a training program for all levels.

When?

RunGR meets as a group every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Our Tuesday and Thursday workouts focus on building strength and speed with an interval, hill, or tempo workout. Saturday workouts focus on endurance with a long run. The Tuesday and Thursday sessions meet at 6:00pm year-round, with an additional 6:00am option offered during the summer months. The Saturday long runs meet a 7:00am during the summer and 8:00am during the rest of the year.

Where?

Running locations are usually within the greater Grand Rapids area. We have a rotation of familiar locations around Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids. A weekly newsletter is emailed to all members at the start of each week with the time and location of each workout.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring running to the Grand Rapids community in a way that enables our members to live healthier and happier lives by providing the structure, organization, support, training, guidance, and friendships necessary to push themselves to new limits and acheive their running goals. At the core of this mission are our values: (1) dignified and respectful treatment of others; (2) integrity of actions; (3) encouragement of others; and (4) inclusivity of all ages and skill levels.

Member Benefits

  • Workouts led by a Level II certified USA Track and Field Coach Michael Wojciakowski, and Assistant Coach Rob Hyde.
  • Access to training plans designed by Coach Michael Wojciakowski.
  • Aid stations with water, Gatoraid, and/or sports gels and chews provided.
  • Free entry into RunGR's premier event, the LMCU Bridge Run.
  • Free RunGR team shirt.
  • Access to educational events about training, goal setting, sports psychology, nutrition, etc.

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Our Events

Magic of the Mile 2023: TBD

While national pride may not be up for grabs, RunGR is providing you the opportunity to experience the fame & glory of the mile! Whether this is your first time stepping foot on a track or you are experienced, the Magic of the Mile will provide you excitement.

Register

Cross Country Team Challenge 2023: TBD

Running IS a team sport and the Cross Country Team Challenge allows you and four of your friends to experience it all together. This event resembles a high school style cross country meet, using standard scoring and a 5K course.

Register

Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run 9/17/2023

The Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run provides you the chance to see some of the best sights in Grand Rapids. Whether you pick the 10 Mile Run, 5K Run, or 5K Walk your journey will start in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

Register

Get Started

We're happy you're interested in joining our running club. A running club is a great way to stay motivated and focused on your goals. Running with others helps the workouts pass more quickly, keeps you accountable for completing the workout, and helps to push you a little further than if you were running alone.

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Contact Us

Questions? Commments? You can use the form below to get in touch with us and and we will get back to you very soon. Or if you prefer, you can send an email to rungrinfo@gmail.com.

RunGR Scholarship

The RunGR members, board, and coaches recognize that some individuals in our community may not have the funds for a membership but would greatly contribute to and benefit from being part of this team. We believe in inclusion and the value of a diverse RunGR. To make this membership more accessible, RunGR is proud to offer individual annual membership scholarships.

Application Process


  1. To ensure prospective members have a good sense of the RunGR community and our workouts, the board and coaches recommend that prospective scholarship recipients participate in a RunGR training workout, either through a 2-week trial, a RunGR community run, or as a member alumni. Click here to sign up for the free 2 week trial. Click here to learn more about upcoming community runs. Once you have a sense of which workout you’ll attend, please write to RunGRinfo@gmail.com so we know to keep an eye out for you and introduce you to the coaches and the right pace group for your workout.
  2. Complete the application via Google Forms.
  3. The RunGR board will review applications once a month and grant scholarship memberships based on need and available funds.
  4. Applicants will receive a notification by the end of the calendar month if their application is approved for a scholarship membership.

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Questions? Please feel free to contact us at RunGRInfo@Gmail.com.


How to Donate

If you are interested in donating to the RunGR scholarship fund, you can donate via PayPal or check. Please add "Scholarship Fund" in the PayPal notes or on the Memo line of your check. If the RunGR Scholarship should discontinue due to lack of financial support or interest, donations will go towards the RunGR general fund. RunGR is a 501c3 and any donation is tax deductible.

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RunGR
PO Box 6823
Grand Rapids, MI 49516