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Race Day

Race Day for the Irish Jig


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Starting Times

Wheelchair and hand-cycle start time at 8:55 a.m. 
Runners “staggered” start time at 9 a.m. 
Walkers approximately 9:15 a.m. 

Costume Contest

If you plan to participate in the costume contest, arrive at the gym by 10:15 a.m. for judging for prizes!

East Grand Rapids High School Gym
2211 Lake Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Packet pickup and late registration are available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the gym.

The start of the race course is a short walk from the gym.


  • There will be limited traffic access near the race course from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on race day
  • Street parking is available around East Grand Rapids High School
  • Additional parking is available on the second level of the parking ramp next to D&W, just north of the Wealthy Street/Bagley Avenue intersection
  • Parking also is available at Blodgett Hospital, located at 1840 Wealthy Street, near the corner of Wealthy Street and Laurel Avenue. Look for directional signs

Please Note

  • Animals and baby strollers are not allowed on the course
  • Walking the course is allowed, but participants must complete the route within 45 minutes
  • Free gear check will be available day of the race at the UPS truck parked on Wealthy Street near Derby Station
  • Weather conditions vary from year to year, so dress appropriately
  • In case of severe weather, event directors reserve the right to cancel the race without refunds