Join us to support the fight against colorectal cancer

Online pre-registration
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Register online through 11:59pm on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Online registration will close early if participation approaches race course capacity (4,500).

  • $35 - 5K all ages
  • $35 - Cancer survivors
  • $35 - My Team Triumph

Late registration will be available during event check-in on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18.

Team registration
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Irish Jig team competition is offered in Corporate Divisions (Division A is companies with 499 employees or less and Division B is companies with 500 employees or more) and a Social Division. Team members should first register as individuals and then attach themselves to the appropriate team created by their team captain. Team captains will create their team and pay the $25 team fee/team.

Registrations are nontransferable and fees are nonrefundable.

Please Note
  • Walking the course is allowed, but participants must complete the route within 75 minutes and begin after all runners have started (approximately 8:45 a.m.)
  • In case of severe weather, event directors reserve the right to cancel the race without refunds
Packet pick-up
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Packet pick-up will take place on Friday March 17, 2023 from 4pm to 6:30pm.


East Grand Rapids Middle School - GYM
2425 Lake Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Event check-in and late registration
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  • $35 - 5K all ages
  • $35 - Cancer survivors
  • $35 - My Team Triumph

Registrations are nontransferable and fees are nonrefundable

Participant shirts
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  • Long sleeve, gender-specific, technical shirts featuring a commemorative 39th Annual Corewell Health Irish Jig design will be provided to all registered participants.
  • At event check-in, participants who registered by 11:59pm on Monday, February 27 will receive the shirt size they ordered.
    • Participants who register after 11:59pm on Monday, February 27 may choose from available remaining shirt sizes on a first come first served basis at event check-in.
  • If extra shirts are available after the race, they will be sold for a $25 donation to the cancer patient assistance fund.

Colorectal cancer awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is preventable. Thanks to increased awareness of the risks and symptoms, advances in screening tests and evolving treatment options, the number of people diagnosed and dying from colorectal cancer continues to decline.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I pay by check or with cash when I register for the event?
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Please plan to pay with a credit card when registering online. During event check-in/late registration, both cash and credit card payments will be accepted. Checks will not be accepted.

Can I reserve a certain shirt size?
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If you register by March 3rd, you will be able to select your shirt size.

Can I participate pushing a stroller?
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Yes, but those pushing baby strollers must walk the course and will begin after the walkers.

What time does the event start?
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The Corewell Health Irish Jig will begin at 8:30am.

Is walking the course permitted?
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Walking the course is allowed, but participants must complete the route within 75 minutes of their start time. Walkers will begin their event after all runners have crossed the starting line, at approximately 8:45am. If you cannot complete the course in 75 minutes, you may be asked to finish the race on the sidewalk so the roads can be reopened to traffic. You will be included in the results if you complete the 5K when the finish line closes at 10:00am.

Can I bring my animal with me to participate?
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Only service dogs are allowed on the race course. Other pets are welcome as spectators.

What is the “Cross County Method of Scoring” referenced in the Team Competition?
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Team participants are scored by assigning a point value for the place they finish in their respective age group. If a runner finishes first, one point will be earned. Finishing 55th would earn 55 points. In each team, the five lowest points awarded will be totaled to give the team score. “Cross Country” is similar to golf in that the lowest score wins. Winners are based upon the lowest point totals, not the lowest combined times.

Corewell Health continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and adhere to local, state and federal health and safety standards. Corewell Health will work to mitigate risks related to COVID-19, which may include changing, postponing or cancelling portions or the entirety of the event. Participants are expected to adhere to all rules and guidance.


If you still have questions or would like to learn more, contact us!