Nana's Run 5K

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5/4/19 10:00 am AST
Rosa Parks Circle
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids, MI
United States
Contact: Jory Little

Join us for Nana's Run, a 5K run/walk, taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 - to benefit local individuals affected by ALS. The downtown Grand Rapids run/walk, begins and ends at Rosa Parks Circle, giving participants an opportunity to experience the downtown streets one week before the River Bank Run. This wonderful course for walkers and people of all ages travels along the Grand River and across the Sixth Street Bridge. To register, visit
Nana's Run was established to honor the legacy of Char "Nana" VanderLaan, the mother of Pamella DeVos and grandmother of race co-chairs Cassandra DeVos Thorndill and Sydney DeVos Reames. Nana passed away in 2014 from complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease), a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disease that more than 5,000 people are diagnosed with each year. Since 2014, Nana's Run has raised more than $1.58 million in support of clinical care, research, and programs and has helped local ALS patients access critical care close to home.
Registration is $30 before April 28th. Runners who register before April 13th guarantee themselves a dri-fit race shirt.
Proceeds of the race benefit the ALS Association Michigan Chapter and the ALS Clinic at Mercy Health Hauenstein Center.