The April 13 Gazelle Girl Half Marathon is much more than a race. It’s about celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Title IX—the law that made discrimination between men’s and women’s educational programs illegal—and raising money for three nonprofit organizations that support women and girls in Kent County. Gazelle Sports partnered with Nike to bring the inaugural all-women half marathon to West Michigan. A companion Gazelle Girl 5k will take place the same day.
The half marathon is sold out, and two thousand women will run the streets of downtown Grand Rapids in hopes of earning their finisher charm.
Every finisher of the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon (13.1 miles) deserves special recognition. That’s why Gazelle Sports teamed with Grand Rapids-based Terryberry to provide each half marathon finisher with an artisan-crafted sterling silver Gazelle Girl charm from Terryberry’s new IMUA jewelry collection. The charms are being made right here in Grand Rapids, start to finish.
As an additional gift to each finisher, complimentary charm engraving will be offered at the 28th Street Gazelle Sports location, from 1 to 4 p.m. the day after the event.