Event Description

Start your season with the Spectrum Health Irish Jig! Now in its 37th year, the Irish Jig has grown to become one of Michigan's premier 5K races. This 5K (3.1 mile) USA Track and Field certified course features long straightaways on Wealthy, Lake and Hall streets. It is mostly flat with a few gentle hills. The start is a short walk from the East Grand Rapids High School gym where you'll find event check-in/late registration prior to the event and return for the awards ceremony and costume contest. Spectrum Health is proud to provide this event as part of its mission to improve the health of the communities it serves.

The top age group and Team Competition winners receive awards, and the top overall finishers receive cash awards. All registered participants will receive a long sleeve, gender-specific, technical shirt (same sizing/brand as 2019)  and access to post-event refreshments. Cancer survivors can select the "Cancer Survivors 5K" when registering and be assigned a "Cancer Survivor" bib to wear during the Irish Jig to help commemorate their journey back to health.


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