Miles For A Mission

Miles for a Mission is a race series hosted by the Y to raise charitable funds needed to provide everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community. 

The Y is a positive force in West Michigan. Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do to break down barriers and create access for all. From tackling the achievement gap to teaching healthy habits, or giving people the chance to strengthen our community through volunteering – everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. Y donors, volunteers, members and partners make the difference. Together, we take on the challenges that shape the future of West Michigan.

Series Prize:

Participate in (3 or more) races & send a photo of your bibs to Eva at to receive notable Y swag.

Purple 5k

Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

5K Run/ Walk

Located in Grand Rapids, MI
Hosted at Mary Free Bed YMCA

All proceeds benefit Van Andel Institute

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Ionia County YMCA Why We Run Roads & Trails

Roads: Sunday, April 28, 2019  | 12:00 PM | 5K/10K/ Timed Mile
Trails: Friday, July 26, 2019  | 6:00 PM | 5K/10K/ Timed Mile

Located in Ionia, MI

All proceeds benefit the Safety Around Water program in Ionia County

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Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run 

Saturday, June 29, 2019 

5K Run/ Walk, Kids Dash

Located in Grandville, MI

All proceeds benefit the Visser Family YMCA IMPACT Achievers

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Race for SpartanNash YMCA

Saturday, July 27, 2019 

5K Run/ Walk, Kids Dash

Located in Byron Center, MI

All proceeds benefit the Annual Campaign at SpartanNash YMCA

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Run Thru Rapids

Run Thru The Rapids

Saturday, October 19, 2019 


Located in Grand Rapids, MI
Hosted at David D. Hunting YMCA

 Organized by the Y Service Club. Benefits the YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Scholarship Fund

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Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

Sunday, October 20, 2019  

Foster Swift Half Marathon / Pepsi Zero Sugar Marathon Relay

Located in Grand Rapids, MI

Hosted at David D.Hunting YMCA

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Lowell YMCA Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 23, 2019 

5K Trail Run/Walk

Located in Lowell, MI

Benefits LiveStrong at Lowell YMCA 

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