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2022 Groundhog Day Marathon ~ Results

EVENTS
  • Marathon:- Run 26.2 Miles
  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Address
1400 Maynard Ave SW
CITY
Walker
STATE/TERR
Michigan
Zip
49534
COUNTRY
USA
Description

_The 2022 Groundhog Day Marathon:

We’ve all heard of Punxsutawney Phil, the little furry guy in Pennsylvania who comes out, sees his shadow, and declares six more weeks of winter. Then there’s Augustus T. Groundhog, better known as Grand Rapids Gus. He’s Phil’s much more interesting cousin. Unlike Phil, who it seems can only see shadows, Gus has much better eyesight and can look at a calendar on February 2 and know that spring doesn’t start for six weeks. Gus suggested that instead of lamenting over six more weeks of winter, we should EMBRACE the cold and snow and do something fun. And so, the Groundhog Day Marathon was born.

EARLY START--Because we want to be more socially distanced, we're opening the start line at 7:00 am. If you're one of our "velocity challenged" runners, please start as close to 7:00 as possible. You can start any time between 7:00 and 8:00. If you're a competitive runners (i.e. somebody could win this thing) please start at 8:00 with the fast people. (Note: this still has some Covid protocols in it, which hopefully we will drop between now and then)

The Basics
It’s a winter running event, outside Grand Rapids Michigan.  YES! THERE WILL PROBABLY BE LOTS OF SNOW ON THE COURSE.

The Friday and Saturday closest to Groundhog Day February. In 2022, it's February 4-5.

It’s more fun than you should have with your clothes on.

Our Events
Marathon:
Like the movie, you’ll feel like you’re repeating the same day over and over. A beautiful, snowy (we hope), approximately 4.4 mile course. Splits every 1/6th of a marathon. 8:00 a.m. Saturday.  500 Runner limit combined for full and half marathons
Half Marathon:
For those of you who couldn’t stay awake through the whole movie. Only three times around.
Moonlight 1/6 Marathon on Groundhog Eve:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1/6 MARATHON! Hey, we’re going to be set up anyway, no sense in just long-distance people having all the fun.  6:30 p.m. Friday. 300 Runner limit.

CURRENT YEARS RESULTS

2022 Results at: runsignup.com

PREVIOUS RESULTS

2021 Results at: runsignup.com
2020 Results at: runsignup.com
2019 Results at: runsignup.com
2018 Results at: runsignup.com
2017 Results at: runsignup.com
2016 Results at: runsignup.com
2015 Results at: runsignup.com
2014 Results at: runsignup.com
2013 Results at: runsignup.com 

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