Grand Rapids Marathon, 1/2, Marathon relay, 5k and kids Marathon -anyone interested?

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  1. Barefoot Susan

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    http://grandrapidsmarathon.com/

    Does anyone want to join us to celebrate our awesome barefoot accomplishments?

    I am looking at doing the 5k and Dylan is going to finish up his kids marathon on the course.

    It's oct 19 and 20.
     
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    I won't be able to make it but it sounds like a good event to attract some interest from Michigan Chapter members. Hope it turns into a BRS meet-up event!
     
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  3. scedastic

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    I don't see that there is a 5k: only marathon, half, and relay.

    I'm not trained for anything right now, so no half marathon for me. I could do shorter distances, but still not really "race" ready, if the relay is what you were asking about.
     
  4. khyricat

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    I should be allowed to start running again the week before.. so no.. but isn't that the same weekend as the Detroit marathon several people are doing?
     
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  5. Barefoot Susan

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    There is a 5 k that is what I am going to do. It is actually called Run through the Rapids.

    http://grandrapidsmarathon.com/events/5k-10k/

    Here is the direct link.

    http://www.runthrutherapids.com/map-5k.php
     
  6. Barefoot Susan

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    Doesn't race ready mean that you have a big smile on your face and think you can do the milage? That's me. I just wanna have some fun and show off these awesome feet.
     
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    Yeah, yeah, I get it.
    I've just been adamant about not thinking of myself as a "runner" recently (even though I run a bit most mornings).
    I'm super slow and though generally I don't worry about what people think,
    I hate to be embarrassingly slow, or injure myself trying to pretend I"m not.
     
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    cool....I think I'm tapped out for race funds though.
    Doing a marathon this Saturday....those things are PRICY
     
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    Yeah, too bad we gotta pay to play. Still all good I guess.
     
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    I don't mind paying....the problem is that I often cannot :(
    O well.... 1 or 2 races a year is plenty for me :)
     
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  11. Dave Flickinger

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    I'll be running the GR marathon. Although I'm still not ready to go that distance barefoot, so will be in minimalist shoes. Hoping to qualify for Boston (need 3:25). We'll see...
     
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    Finished in 3:22 and qualified for Boston. Yahoo! Will head there in 2015, since 2014 registration is already closed. I saw one barefoot runner out there, running a good pace not too far behind me (could see this person on some of the out and backs). Whoever it was, good job!
     
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    Excellent!
     
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