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GR .1K Fundraiser for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

GR.1K Sponsored by HopCat

Take part in a "world-class" .1K road race with a finish line at HopCat the "#3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth" as ranked by Beer Advocate Magazine. In an age where everyone gets a trophy, you can now take part in a race everyone can finish!

To plan your post-race rehydration at HopCat visit

Event Day & Time:

Saturday October 22

  • 10:30am Check-in and Pre-Race Hydration
  • Noon .1K !!!
  • 12:05pm Post-Race Festivities
  • 8:00pm NCAA Football Wisconsin at MSU (UM has a bye)


McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon
58 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Finish Line

25 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

$25 Entry Fee Includes:

  • 2 Beer Tickets for Racers over 21 years old (or non-alcoholic beverages)
  • A Very Cool Race T-Shirt (Youth S/M/L Adult S all the way up to 4XL!)
  • Door Prizes
  • Awards for Best Form, Heaviest Racer, Oldest Finisher
  • 50/50
  • Great Beer/Food Specials at McFadden's, Stella's, and The Viceroy

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By the way, running in the "GR.1K" will help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy! The majority of your entry fee will go to support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). PPMD is dedicated to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Over the past 17 years, Mike and DeAnne Friar, parents of two boys with Duchene- Kevin and Kyle, have hosted golf outings and silent auctions to raise over $180,000 for PPMD and other charities.

For more information on Duchenne, please visit the PPMD website

For more info on the Friar Family and their fundraising efforts see the Fox 17 news story

Saturday, October 22, 2011
 Starts at 10:30 AM


58 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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