What's on the menu?
Our grill team will be cooking local beef burgers that you can top off with cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard if you so desire. Baked beans (both with and without pork) will simmer all day with added brown sugar to sweeten the pot and three great soups of at least one which one will be completely vegetarian. Top that off with specially made desserts from Sara Lee and even Hudsonville Ice Cream root beer floats. Speaking of beer, how about your choice of 4 Michigan Brewery Bears and pop/soda options along with bottles of water to take care of your hydration needs after the race.
Is the post race party included in my registration?
Yes it is. In fact, the half marathon runners will receive 1 ticket to the post race party and 1 ticket for a cold glass of beer in their race packets. For the marathon and ultra runners you will receive 2 tickets each in your race packets (1 for you and 1 to share, or 2 for you and none to share). Additional meals can be purchased for family and friends the day of the race (meal tickets $2.00 and beer tickets $1.00). You may also reserve these additional tickets when registering and we will include them in your race packet when you pick them up at packet pick-up. Kids 12 and under eat free for the post race party and pop and water is free if you choose not to drink beer.
When does the post race party begin this year?
As soon as the first runner crosses the finish line, which is roughly 9:00am and we will cook and grill till the end (about 10:00pm). We will ensure that we have enough food and even this past year we had 90 lbs of beef left over which we donated to a local shelter. Based on your responses when registering we will also be able to purchase enough beef and vegetarian food for all participants this year without running out. It's something new we are trying by asking you what your appetite maybe on race day. Thanks for answering the questions so we can better prepare our grill team race day.