2019 Grand Rapids Fun Runs and Races for Kids – The Big List

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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
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Grand Rapids Kid Races and Runs – 2019

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

MARCH RACES FOR KIDS

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APRIL RACES FOR KIDS

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MAY RACES FOR KIDS

Saturday May 4, 2019

2019 Tulip Time Run

Date: 05/04
Location: Kollen Park – 240 Kollen Park Drive Holland The Tulip Time Run presented by MVP Athletic Club, Holland offers a 5K, 10K, 15K (run both the 5K & 10K) and Kids' Fun Run. Can't make it to the Tulip Time Run? Participate in our Virtual Run and run a 5K or 10K in the comfort of your own [...] Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Dandelion Fun Run

Date: 05/04
Location: Borculo Christian School – 6830 96th Ave Zeeland The Dandelion Fun Run is a family friendly event. The race begins at the corner of Blair & 96th Ave. The course is 2/3 paved roads and 1/3 gravel, out and back from the start/finish. Race packets are available on Friday, May 3 at Borculo Christian School from 4:30 – [...] Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Amway Junior

Date: 05/08
Location: Grandville Middle School – 3535 Wilson Ave SW Grandville Wednesday, May 8; 5:30p Grandville Middle School,  3535 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville Registration fee is FREE for all children Non-competitive 1/2 and 1 mile fun runs around the track Kids ages 5-11 Parents are welcome to run/walk with their child All participants receive a t-shirt, participant bib, finisher medal and post-event refreshments Meet [...] Time: 5:30 pm

JUNE RACES FOR KIDS

Saturday June 8, 2019

Brian Diemer Family of Races

Date: 06/08
Location: Legacy Christian Middle School – 67 68th St SW Grand Rapids Diemer Family of Races Celebrates 30 Years as June 8 Race Date Draws Near Bands line up to entertain along the route; $9k in prize money; Runners win donuts if they outrun Brian Diemer GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Deemed the only race in West Michigan where you can race an [...] Time: All Day

Saturday June 22, 2019

Reeds Lake Run

Date: 06/22
Location: East Grand Rapids Middle School – 2425 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids Join us on June 22, 2019 for the 41st annual Reeds Lake Run!!! You can run or walk a 5K, run a 10K and even run or walk a 5K with your dog. We also have a 10K wheelchair/handcycle division and Kids races! 9:45 a.m. - Kid RacesThis event is [...] Time: 8:00 am

Saturday June 29, 2019

Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run

Date: 06/29
Location: Grandville Middle School – 3535 Wilson Ave SW Grandville 5K Run/Walk & Kids Dash Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run began in 1974 as a way to add a healthy event to the 4th of July events and get people active. The course winds around the neighborhoods of Grandville and ends at the Grandville Middle School. The Buck Creek [...] Time: 8:00 am

JULY RACES FOR KIDS

Thursday July 25, 2019

Byron Days Festival

Date: 07/25
Location:
 Bicentennial Park – 8085 Byron Center Ave SW Byron Center
Celebrating 83 years of tradition and community engagement! … One of the oldest festivals in the entire state … Rides & Inflatables, Arts & Crafts Fair, Tournaments, Pancake Breakfast, 5k & Kids Fun Run, Food Concessions, Fireworks, and more! Kids Fun Run, July 27- The Kids' Fun Run will begin at approximately [...]
Time: All Day

Friday July 26, 2019

Byron Days Festival

Date: 07/26
Location:
 Bicentennial Park – 8085 Byron Center Ave SW Byron Center
Celebrating 83 years of tradition and community engagement! … One of the oldest festivals in the entire state … Rides & Inflatables, Arts & Crafts Fair, Tournaments, Pancake Breakfast, 5k & Kids Fun Run, Food Concessions, Fireworks, and more! Kids Fun Run, July 27- The Kids' Fun Run will begin at approximately [...]
Time: All Day

Saturday July 27, 2019

Byron Days Festival

Date: 07/27
Location:
 Bicentennial Park – 8085 Byron Center Ave SW Byron Center
Celebrating 83 years of tradition and community engagement! … One of the oldest festivals in the entire state … Rides & Inflatables, Arts & Crafts Fair, Tournaments, Pancake Breakfast, 5k & Kids Fun Run, Food Concessions, Fireworks, and more! Kids Fun Run, July 27- The Kids' Fun Run will begin at approximately [...]
Time: All Day

Race for SpartanNash YMCA

Date: 07/27
Location:
 Downtown Byron Center – 84th and Byron Center Ave. Byron Center
Join us at the Race for SpartanNash YMCA. The 5K (3.1 mile) course will begin on Byron Center Road, just north of 84th Street. It will go north on Byron Center Road, then north/west on Byron Station, north on Railside Drive through the beautiful Railside Housing Community, west on 76th [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday July 28, 2019

Byron Days Festival

Date: 07/28
Location:
 Bicentennial Park – 8085 Byron Center Ave SW Byron Center
Celebrating 83 years of tradition and community engagement! … One of the oldest festivals in the entire state … Rides & Inflatables, Arts & Crafts Fair, Tournaments, Pancake Breakfast, 5k & Kids Fun Run, Food Concessions, Fireworks, and more! Kids Fun Run, July 27- The Kids' Fun Run will begin at approximately [...]
Time: All Day

AUGUST RACES FOR KIDS

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SEPTEMBER RACES FOR KIDS

Friday September 6, 2019

Date: 09/06
Location:
 Wicks Park Gazebo – 452 Water St Saugatuck
Little Feet, Big Feat 1K – Free Kids' Fun Run Friday, September 6th, 6:00 p.m. Wicks Park, downtown Saugatuck
Time: 6:00 pm

OCTOBER RACES FOR KIDS

No Events

NOVEMBER RACES FOR KIDS

No Events

DECEMBER RACES FOR KIDS

Sunday December 15, 2019

Date: 12/15
Location:
 Riverside Park – 2001 Monroe Grand Rapids
Be part of the annual event that has become West Michigan's favorite Christmas Holiday event!! The Whoville 5k includes a 5k run, 5k walk, kid's fun run and a sweet finish in Whoville, featuring hot chocolate and chocolate fountain goodies for runners. Limited to 1000 runners.... Don't miss your chance [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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