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Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids to Host Veterans Day 5 Remembrance Walk & Run

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids (MVHGR) in partnership with Zero Day will host their Veterans Day 5 Remembrance Walk, 5K and 5-Mile Run on November 11, 2023 behind the Home at the cemetery gates off Lamberton St. NE at 2950 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. The 5-mile run will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:50 a.m. and the 0.5K remembrance walk at 8:55 a.m.

Registration for the race is open and will accommodate walk ups the morning of the event. To register, sign up here: Veterans Day 5

“We are always seeking opportunities to enrich the lives of the veteran members living at the Home as well as providing ways for the greater community of Grand Rapids to engage with veteran members,” said Tiffany Carr, community engagement coordinator for Michigan Veteran Homes. “The funds raised through the event will support the charitable support fund that provides therapeutic and leisure activities for every veteran member we have the honor and privilege to care for.”

Participants, volunteers and spectators are invited to join veteran members and staff in the Home’s bistro for a community pancake breakfast from 8:30 – 11 a.m. Race participants, volunteers and veteran members will receive complimentary breakfast courtesy of SpartanNash while guests are asked to make a minimum $5 donation to MVHGR. This year’s race is supported by the City of Grand Rapids Office of Special Events, Kellanova KVets & Supporters, Mobile GR, SpartanNash and UPS Veterans BRG. 

In support of life enrichment activities that improve the quality of life for members, the Home is seeking monetary donations which can be made on-site during the race by cash or check, online at Michigan Veteran Homes - Make a Gift or checks can be written to MVHGR and mailed to 2950 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.

Media should plan to be in place at the home no later than 8:15 a.m. and should RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or

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