Now in its 39th year, the Irish Jig has grown to become one of Michigan’s premier 5K (3.1 mile) road races. The USA Track & Field certified course is mostly flat with a few gentle hills. The start of the race is a short walk from the East Grand Rapids High School gym where participants will check in on race morning. Top age group winners and qualifying teams receive prizes, and top overall finishers receive cash awards. Teams must have a minimum of five and a maximum of ten members to qualify for team awards.
We look forward to seeing you on race day!
Corewell Health is proud to sponsor this event to help raise awareness of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of adult cancer deaths in the United States.
Race proceeds go toward building up the cancer patient assistance fund, which helps to provide transportation, lodging and other resources for patients going through cancer treatment. Funds also raise awareness and provide colorectal screening kits in our communities.
Find out more about registration and how to volunteer!