Reeds Lake Run

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Saturday, June 27, 2020 ~ 8:00 a.m.

Race has been


for 2020 due to COVID-19

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its timeline and restrictions on large group gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Reeds Lake Run, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 27. 

Please know this decision was not made lightly. However, following national, state and local directives and guidelines, we cannot safely or under good conscious place a group of 2,000+ people in such close proximity while our world recovers from and tries to understand the long-term consequences of this pandemic, regardless of when the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order is lifted. 
As much as we were looking forward to race day, keeping our run family and community safe, healthy and well now is our top priority and what will allow us to hold future races. 

The Reeds Lake Run has become not only a premier West Michigan Race, but a community-favorite tradition of 42 years and counting. We are incredibly grateful for everyone in our race family including our sponsors, service providers, community partners, participants, volunteers and the entire East Grand Rapids community. It is because of all of our supporters that the Reeds Lake Run has been so beloved and successful for so long.

Participants will be refunded in full via our registration software. Please note that it may take up to two weeks for this refund to be processed. If you do not receive it within two weeks, contact us directly.

While we are disappointed it’s come to this, we are filled with a renewed spirit to make next year’s race memorable. We look forward to hosting the 2021 Reeds Lake Run, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 26.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Betsy Granstra at with any questions or concerns you have regarding this decision.

Join us for the 42nd Annual Reeds Lake Run.  You can run  or walk a  5K, run a 10K and even run or walk a 5K with your dog. All runners and walkers will receive a moisture wicking race shirt. 

Visit and like our run Facebook page for new information

Registration and Packet Pickup:  East Grand Rapids Middle School

Weather Policy

Age Divisions

The following are the age divisions for men and women: 14 and under, 15-19,19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 up.  No age divisions for wheelchair/handcycle or Shaggy Pines doggie dash.

Refunds, name transfers, or deferments are not permitted. There are no refunds due to weather cancellation of the races. Strollers are now allowed but you must start at the back of your race for the safety of participants.
View the 2020 Course Map.

Start Times

8 a.m. - 5K Run and Walk
The 5K course runs through flat residential areas of East Grand Rapids.

8:05 a.m.
- 5K Shaggy Pines Doggie Dash
    Shaggy Pines Dog Park

9:00 a.m -  10K Run 
The 10K course goes around Reeds Lake and residential areas.

9:45 a.m. -
Kid Races
This event is for children ages three to 12, including five different races. This event is held on the East Grand Rapids High School track.

10:30 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
See the Awards Ceremony section for more information.

Future Reeds Lake Run dates are: 

       June 26, 2021 
       June 25, 2022
       June 24, 2023
       June 22, 2024
       June 28, 2025