2021 Family Friendly 5Ks, Triathlons and More Around Grand Rapids

Kids races and marathons lining up to run

Where Kids and Families Can Find Some Friendly Running Competition

If your goals this year include getting your kids active or finding activities your family can enjoy together, you need to pick a race from this list!

Kids races get your kids–and often times the whole family–out and active. Plus, kids races are anything but boring. With kid-friendly activities (what kid doesn’t want to race in their Halloween costume?) and special race-day treats (homemade cookies and chocolate milk, anyone?), participation is a win for everyone.

Do you know of a race not on our list? Submit it to our calendar here.

Grand Rapids Kid Races
Saturday Slip-n-Slide & 5K in Jenison

This list is constantly updated so check back regularly for the latest events happening near you.

Sunday, Sep 19
12:00 pm

Kids ROAR is a Rogue, Obstacle Adventure Race featuring mud, water, monkey pits and more! $20 kids/$10 adults

Saturday, Oct 9
9:00 am

The fifth annual HayDay 5k! Kids 6 and under are FREE, 7-12 are $10 to register.

Saturday, Oct 16
10:00 am

Run for Camp 5K at Camp Henry. Benefiting the Scholarship Program

Saturday, Oct 16
7:00 pm

A variety of glow-themed activities including light up playground games and crafts, music, food and a .3-1.0 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

Sunday, Oct 17
4:00 pm

Inclusive five week running series for ages 2-14. Single day $10, or 5 week series for $35.

Saturday, Oct 23
9:00 am

Scenic walk/run 5K, race shirt, canine runners welcome, costumes encouraged!

Sunday, Oct 24
7:00 am

A virtual run/walk 5k. Working towards ending homelessness in young adults exiting foster care.

Saturday, Oct 30
9:00 am

Join us for our first Halloween Hustle 5K and Fun Run! Costumes are encouraged.

Saturday, Oct 30
3:00 pm

Take a run on the creepy side through the woods at Cannonsburg Ski Area. Magic Mile kids race at 3pm, Zombie 5K trail run at 5pm.

Saturday, Oct 30
3:00 pm

Enjoy a fun and "spooky" mile run. Finishers Award. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Saturday, Nov 13
8:00 am

Turkey Trot is a family fun 5k trail run/walk to support the Lowell YMCA!

Sunday, Nov 14
9:00 am

All ages are invited to dress up and channel their inner superhero or supervillain.

Thursday, Nov 25
8:00 am

The 29th Annual Grand Rapids Turkey Trot benefiting GRPS Athletics.

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