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Register now for the Color Me Rad 5K race

Register now for the Color Me Rad 5K race

Get signed up for this fun 5K race, which benefits Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

The Color Me Rad 5k is May 25 at Millennium Park, located at 1415 Maynard Avenue SW in My Town Walker. At 9 a.m.,  waves of runners will meet their match when the color bombs fly. In the end each runner will have a design all their own.

 The registration deadline for the Color Me Rad 5k is May 22.  If you'd like to volunteer for the color bomb squad, visit www.colormerad.com .  Volunteers must be 16 years or older.

Registered participants can pick up their packets at the big tent on Thursday, May 23 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Friday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kroc Center offers pass deal to participants in Mayor's Bike Ride

Kroc Center offers pass deal to participants in Mayor's Bike Ride

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is teaming up with the city of Grand Rapids to show just how bicycle friendly our area is.

The Kroc Center will offer a buy one, get one pass deal to bicyclists on Tuesday, May 21, as part of the Mayor’s Bike Ride.  The annual ride starts at 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to Plaster Creek Trails at the Kroc Center, located on 2500 S. Division Ave.

The 5th annual Mayor’s Bike Ride introduces the average bike rider to Grand Rapids’ bike trail system.  Participants can travel 2 miles or 6 miles from the Kroc Center, or choose a 24 mile ride to Millennium Park, led by Alger Bikes.  All paricipants are required to wear a properly fitted helmet.

Grand Rapids Triathlon 2013

Grand Rapids Triathlon 2013

Now is the time to register for the Grand Rapids Triathlon 2013. By registering before March 31st, you can save money. The race, (Sprint, Olympic and ½ Iron Combined) scheduled for June 9th, will be limited to 1500 participants.

Military troops, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS will be given a 10% discount with valid ID. Just enter ‘SERVICE2013’ during checkout and bring your valid ID with you when you pick up your race packet.

All proceeds from this race to benefit "Kid's Food Basket."

Additional information can be obtained at ann@tris4health.com

Cast Your Monday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Monday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Dance Benefit For Kenowa Hills Senior With Leukemia

Dance Benefit For Kenowa Hills Senior With Leukemia

News Release:

Move for Megan

Dance Benefit to Support Local High School Senior

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,  — On Saturday, March 23rd a dance benefit will be held at Grand Valley State University to help local dancer Megan Heeringa who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on January 3rd 2013.

Health Fair at Walker Fire Station #2 - March 15

Health Fair at Walker Fire Station #2 - March 15

The Walker Firehouse Café/Senior Neighbors are hosting a free community health fair from 9am-noon on Friday, March 15, 2013.

This event will be held in the community room at Walker Fire Station #2 located at 4101 Lake Michigan Dr in Standale. This event is open to the public.

More information is available by contacting Sherri Meines, the center coordinator at 616-735-3240.

Contents from Northwest Advance.

Soccer Coaches Needed for FC Ridge League

Soccer Coaches Needed for FC Ridge League

Recreational Soccer Club FC Ridge is looking for Head Coaches and Assistance Coaches. FC Ridge is a Sparta-based organization aimed at providing a well balanced and educational soccer experience for those who live in West Michigan’s Fruit Ridge area and surrounding communities, such as Rockford, Cedar Springs, Kent City, Casnovia, Walker, Coopersville and other nearby communities. It was previously known as Sparta Youth Soccer Assoc.