Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - In less than two weeks Grand Rapids will make history as ladies hit the pavement in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K downtown. The race, happening on April 13, 2013 will mark the 40 th anniversary of Title IX, the law that has the largest impact by expanding female sports at the high school and collegiate levels.
The race will also go to benefit three local charities in the West Michigan community. The YWCA, Girls on the Run and GROW will all benefit, as 100% of the proceeds will be donated to these three organizations.
Helping to put our best foot forward is Terryberry, the official charms sponsor for the sold-out run. The fourth generation local family owned business will provide the official Gazelle Girl Charms for every ½ Marathon runner who crosses the finish line.
A special event will take place on April 14, 2013, at Gazelle Sports in Grand Rapids. Runners can bring their official Gazelle Girl charm to be engraved with their name, finish time or special message. This is a complimentary service for all ½ marathon finishers. The Imua jewelry carries a special meaning with a Hawaiian translation; "to go forward with spirit".
The extensive line will empower and celebrate personal achievements for life's biggest milestones. Gazelle Sports carries the Imua jewelry line in-store to help celebrate everyone's personal milestones with a keepsake reminder.
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