Questions? Contact the Administrator
East Grand Rapids High School Gymnasium
2211 Lake Drive S.E.
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
9 a.m. - Men's race
9:30 a.m. - Women's race
About the Irish Jig
Start your running season with the Spectrum Health Irish Jig! Now in its 27th year, the Irish Jig has grown to become one of Michigan’s premier 5K races. This 5K (3.1 mile) USAT&F approved course features long straights on Wealthy, Lake and Hall streets. It is mostly flat with a few gentle hills. The start is a five-minute walk from the East Grand Rapids High School gym. Spectrum Health is proud to provide this event as part of its mission to improve the health of the communities it serves.
Top age group winners receive awards, and top overall finishers receive cash awards. As always, the Irish Jig features its trademark long-sleeved shirts for early registrants, see below for more information.
Day of the Race - Saturday, March 20, 2010
Registration: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Men’s Race: 9 a.m.
Women’s Race: 9:35 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 10:45 a.m. (approximate)
Packet Pickup and Late Registration
Packet pickup and late registration will be held at the East Grand Rapids High School Gym
(2211 Lake Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506) at the following times:
• Friday, March 19, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Parking is available in the lots around the East Grand Rapids High School, on the top level and second level of the parking ramp just north of the Wealthy Street/Bagley Avenue intersection, and on the streets.
Timing is provided by Classic Race Management using ChronoTrack System's “D-tag” disposable timing chips. Results will be posted in the gym after the races and later that day at classicrace.com.
• Age group awards based on chip time
• Awards for first to fifth place in 18 and younger age groups, first to third place in 19 and older age groups
• Awards will be presented during a ceremony following both races and available for pickup from March 24 to April 18 at Gazelle Sports, 3920 28th St. SE
Prize money is based on gun time for the following male and female categories:
Overall: 1st - $750, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $250, 4th - $150, 5th - $100
Masters (40 to 49): 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100
Grand Masters (50 and older): 1st - $100, 2nd - $50
Course record: $200
Age group course record: $50
Runners younger than 18 and college runners are ineligible for prize money. Runners must run in their gender’s race to be eligible.
The Irish Jig’s trademark long-sleeved, mock turtleneck shirts with this year’s logo will be available to 3,500 preregistrants during packet pickup time on a first come basis. If fewer than 3,500 runners preregister, the remaining shirts will be available to late registrants during packet pickup time. Shirts will be available in sizes small to 2XL; sizes cannot be reserved.
• Registrations are nontransferable and nonrefundable
• Animals and baby strollers are not allowed
• Walking the course is allowed, but participants must complete the route within 45 minutes
• Limited traffic access from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on race day
• Weather conditions vary from year to year, so dress appropriately
• In case of severe weather, event directors reserve the right to cancel without refund
Spectrum Health is proud to promote colorectal cancer awareness through the Irish Jig. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, yet it is very preventable. For information on colorectal cancer or to request a free screening kit, call Spectrum Health Cancer Services at 616.486.5950 and select option 4 when prompted.
Race participants are welcome to donate to the Spectrum Health Ferguson Digestive Disease Endowment Fund for colorectal cancer research, education and patient care. If interested, please contact the Spectrum Health Foundation at 616.391.2000 or spectrum-health.org/give.
Online registration ends Thursday, March 18, 2010, at noon.
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
I know that running a road race is a potential hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including icy conditions/extreme cold, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, waive and release the Spectrum Health Irish Jig, the City of East Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health and all other sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. The event director has the right to cancel this event without refund in case of severe weather.