Tall Timber Days 5K & Running the Rapids Half Marathon/5K

April 15, 2019
Dear Tall Timber Day 5K Runners,

Thank you for participating in past Tall Timber Day 5k races. Many of you participated for a number of years and we really appreciate your support. As you may know, the Grand Rapids area offers many great race options and our Tall Timber Days 5k race participation has declined over the years. Hosting a top notch 5k takes a lot of staff, volunteer time and effort. Due to these factors the Y has decided to end hosting the Tall Timber Days 5K race for summer 2019 and to focus on serving the community in other ways.

Our plan going forward is to partner with Running the Rapids Half Marathon and 5k scheduled for August 24th. Running the Rapids supports the LiveStrong at the YMCA, our cancer survivor program, and their first annual event was very successful. We hope by partnering that we reach more people and make a greater impact. We strongly encourage to get involved.

Again, thank you for your support of the Tall Timber Days 5k. We’ll miss hosting the event but we are confident that moving on is the right thing to do at this time. I have included the website link to Running the Rapids for your convenience and hope you will join us on Saturday, August 24th!!

Running the Rapids Half Marathon and 5K