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Courtesy Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
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Runners Will be Running Wild in Grand Rapids This Weekend

For runners, this weekend is the mother-load of runs in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, October 18, is the Run thru the Rapids, followed by Sunday's Grand Rapids Marathon.

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Female Runner Uses Her Running App to Draw Dicks

You have to love the creativity people show when getting a new app. The app might be intended for something completely innocent, like tracking your kids or maybe keeping track of your running accomplishments.

For example, the Nike+ app tracks your runs, so you can watch your progress as you run longer and harder.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: The Race for the Aged [Video]

Our intern, Catie, is a collegiate runner with Aquinas College.

On the air during "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" one day a couple weeks ago, we wondered if four of us from the show could beat her in a race.

We would run the race relay-style and she'd run on her own.

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Metalhead Ned Ran a 5k and Finished

If you saw my previous post about me running a 5k, you will know that I am no runner. However, I decided to give it a shot. It seems like everyone is doing runs these days and there is a 5k for everything. My wife's workplace at KDL had a fun-run this past weekend, and for some crazy reason, I decided to join her on the run.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Reporter Tries To Run With Marathoners, Fails [Video]

If you've ever watched a marathon, you may have thought to yourself: "They're not really running that fast. I could do that!"

Well, we are here to tell you that they are and you couldn't.

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Metalhead Ned Preps For His First 5K Run

I am not really a runner, nor am I a fitness junkie. Jackie and Eric Zane are the runners at this station, so when I look at them, it can be pretty intimidating. They run 25k's, which is just crazy, but inspirational. They are also quite fit. Me on the other hand, not very fit and have a significant amount of weight, also not that much motivation. So what did I do? Signed up for a 5k of course!

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Jackie In Commercial For Striders

We all know by now that I love running. I buy nearly all my running stuff from Striders and they other day they asked me to be in their new commercial! I thought that was pretty cool myself and said sure!

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Rock N Roll Half Marathon Finish!

Most of you read my posts about running and probably start to hate me a little bit. Let's face it running isn't exactly rock n roll...

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Jackie Places Top 10 at Gazelle Girl Half Marathon

I think my body may still be recovering from this long weekend of running!

Sunday was the second annual Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5K in Grand Rapids. It is an all-female event sponsored by Nike to bring awareness and support of Title IX, a 1972 federal law protecting people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities, including athletics.

I am a huge fan of women's athletics and fitness, having been a college athlete during my time at Ferris State University.

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Grand Rapids Gus is quite the bad ass groundhog
Grand Rapids Gus is quite the bad ass groundhog
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Grand Rapids Get Ready For The Groundhog’s Day Marathon

Every year in February we wait for that little ground hog to come up and either see his shadow or not, and make us know whether spring is in the horizon or if we'll be suffering through more winter!

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Jackie Races the Dopey Challenge: Part 3

Wow. It took me awhile to get to this one: Part 3 of my Dopey Challenge saga.

Why you ask?

Well, I really crashed and burned in Part 3, where I ran the half marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

If you aren't familiar with half marathons, that is 13.1 miles. Not to sound like I just got off the bus from bragging camp, because 13 miles isn't a very difficult distance for me.

I have run for so many years that 13 miles is a staple in my weekly training. In college, 13 miles was also known as Sunday.

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Australian Couple Runs a Marathon Every Day of 2013

As many of you might know, I am a crazy runner. 

When I talk about my running endeavors, many people act like I am crazy. But the truth is it's just like those of you who maybe played soccer from when you were 4 years old, or started football back in the rocket football days and still play occasionally today.

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