Downtown Grand Rapids streets, parks and alleyways will be transformed into an urban disc golf course later this month for a one-day-only tournament.
Organizers of the 2017 Grand Rapids Mud Run, a mud filled 5K, promise to up the anti this year with new obstacles and rearranged favorites.
Wyoming resident Laureen Robinson, 53, took up running following the tragic death of a family friend during the Fifth Third River Bank Run. At her son’s encouragement, Robinson took her running to the next level by competing in the Meijer State Games of Michigan and later competing in her first State Games of America.
Andrew Bremer began playing soccer at age five and by age seven he was trying out for a travel soccer team made up of nine-year-olds. The Grand Rapids resident said he was following in the footsteps of his older siblings.
Amateur athletes from as far away as Hawaii are descending on Grand Rapids this weekend for the State Games of America, an Olympic-style competition that includes 12,000 competitors in 48 sports across 35 venues.
The Grand Rapids Griffins released their 2017-18 schedule last week.