2013 Roselle Park River Fest and Grand River Run
ROSELLE PARK RIVER FESTIVAL & GRAND RIVER RUN 8K COMBO TRAIL RACE & 1.5 MILE FAMILY "FUN" RUN
Roselle Park • 1010 Grand River Drive NE • Ada, MI 49301
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! Save the Date: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014!
Presented by D&W Fresh Market
>2013 8K Timed Trail Race & 1.5 Mile Fun Run Event Photographs by Rachael Holt Photography (Please feel free to "share" these photos. High resolution prints are available through the photographer's website. All Grand River Run participants can receive $20 off a photo session.
Grand River Run 8K Trail Race, Top 3 Male Finishers
First Place: Andrew Clausen of Grand Rapids
Second Place: Brandon Byhre of Washington
Third Place: Richard Mooney of Wyoming
Grand River Run 8K Trail Race, Top 3 Female Finishers
First Place: Celeste Ehrenberg
Second Place: Josie Lange
Third Place: Heather Visser of Ada
Special Thanks to all of our event attendees, runners, walkers, volunteers, Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department, Ada Fire Department, Ada Historical Society, interactive display providers, in-kind product and service donors, O'Brien's Deli & Market, and others who helped to make the 2nd Annual Grand River Run event a success.
2013 GRAND RIVER RUN Event Volunteers:
Jim & Paula Molner
About the Grand River Run 8K Trail Race & 2K Family Fun Run!
The GRAND RIVER RUN features a unique 8K trail race, which consists of nearly equal parts natural prepped/mowed grass/packed dirt trails and paved trails. The 8K course offers a mostly flat, yet challenging scenic tour of Roselle Park's 240+ acres, and will take runners on a scenic tour of the park with plenty of views of the Grand River, wetlands, woodlands, prairie meadows, streams and more. The course is interspersed with paved trails throughout, and finishes flat and fast along a paved home stretch so runners can pick up speed. The 1.5 Mile Fun Run course is a flat, paved scenic mini-tour loop of the park--perfect for families with young children, first-time runners and walkers of every level. The race will start in several waves which will be announced on race day, to accommodate runners, runners with strollers, and walkers alike.
Top 8K finishers in various age categories will receive GRAND RIVER RUN Medals, Gazelle Sports Gift Certificates, and more! ALL finishers will receive a $5.00 Gazelle Sports Gift Certificate! (see online registration or website for details). All children participants will receive Finisher’s Ribbons! Race T-shirts, on-site parking, water/aid stations from Pepsi & Gatorade, post-race refreshments from D&W Fresh Market, and a post-race festival featuring live music and free family fun all day for all participants following the race!
Special thanks to our event sponsors! Presenting Sponsor: D&W Fresh Market. Gold Sponsor: DEMATIC. Silver Sponsors: Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community, Gazelle Sports, MINDshare Media, Pepsi and Gatorade.
About the Roselle Park River Festival!
Bring your family out to cheer you on-then enjoy a day full of FREE fun at the 6th Annual Roselle Park River Festival. Visitors will enjoy FREE family-friendly music from various bands, an MSU naturalist-led Nature Discovery Walk that you won't want to miss! Pumpkin painting, youth pony rides ($), silo observation deck, walking tours of the park, live animal interactions, Monarch butterfly releases, children’s games and activities, nature displays and hands-on learning opportunities, arts & crafts sale, good eats, and much more!
Scheduled Activities (subject to change)
Friday, September 27, 2013, Late Onsite Walk-up Registration & Packet Pick-up for the Grand River Run: 4PM-6:30pm
Packet Pick-up & Walk-up Registration for the Grand River Run 8K Trail Race and the 1.5 Mile Fun Run events. Location: Roselle Park main parking lot near the silos. Address: 1010 Grand River Drive NE, Ada, MI 49301 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2013: STARTING AT 7:30AM
Volunteers Arrive, Check In at Main Tent unless otherwise communicated.
- Walk Up Registration for the 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk event, 7:30AM-10AM. (PLEASE NOTE: The 8K race registration cutoff deadline is Friday, Sept. 27. There will be NO 8K on-site, race-day registration.) Please follow parking signage and park in the lot north of the main lot entrance (north of the silos), as the south lot will be closed to the public.
- Race Bib/Shirt Pick-up, starting at 7:30AM
- DJ Steff Playing Music for runners, 8AM
- Grand River Run 8K Trail Race, 9AM
- Grand River Run, 1.5 Mile Family Friendly Fun Run/Walk, 10:15AM
- Festival Activities: Games, Crafts, Exhibits, Arts, Food, Animals, Nature..., 10AM-4PM
- Explore! Nature Discovery Trail, 10AM-4PM
- Live Birds of Prey, 11AM-3PM (TBD)
- The Porter's Family Friendly Musicians (Interactive Musical Group, great for Audiences of All Ages!), 11:30AM-12:30PM
- Butterfly Release, 12:40PM-12:50PM
- Hawks and Owls, 1:30PM-2:30PM
- Butterfly Release, 2:40PM-2:50PM
- B-Side Growlers, 3PM-4PM
Register for the Race!