Running Shop Holland MI

Local resource for running shops in Holland. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to running apparel and fitness gear, as well as advice and content on running.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
The Outpost Of Holland Inc
(616) 396-5556
25 E 8Th St
Holland, MI
 
Gander Mountain
(248) 380-4000
4655 Canal Ave Gander Mountain #168
Grandville, MI
 
Striders Inc
(616) 261-9706
4045 Chicago Dr Sw
Grandville, MI
 
University of Michigan Boys Soccer Camp
1931 Duffield St
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Gazelle Sports
(616) 392-2282
24 W 8Th St
Holland, MI
 
Earths Edge
(616) 844-1724
510 Miller Dr Summit Shop
Grand Haven, MI
 
Dicks Sporting Goods #420
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Pkwy Grandville
Grandville, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(248) 735-8180
Highpoint Plaza
Novi, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 

Brooks Green Silence $100

Brooks Green Silence $100
The Green Silence is Brooks’ first new racing shoe in a decade.  

The shoe demonstrates that performance and sustainability are compatible; many of the components are made from recycled plastics and the shoe is built with water-based adhesives and uses soy-based inks. The new midsole geometry provides flexibility and cushioning, with just enough outersole for traction and durability. The upper is open mesh with a nicely cushioned tongue that opens only on the lateral side in order to provide extra medial support. The shoes have a unique appearance, as the contrasting red and yellow colors are transposed, so the shoes aren’t identical, and the midsole of the right is red, while the left is yellow. The curved shape favors the higher-arched feet, however the roomy forefoot may allow enough wiggle room for lowerarched feet to find an acceptable fit.

  • Sizes: men 4–12,13,14 (unisex)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz. (men’s 11)
  • Shape: semi-curved to curved
  • Fit: snug heel, wide forefoot For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
  • Range: efficient runners - up to a marathon; heavy strikers - up to 20K or just beyond
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Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175

Newton Gravitas=Gravity $175
Newton’s neutral trainer Gravitas=Gravity (Gravitas is Latin for gravity) has reached the second round, with some improvements. The upper continues with the same stretchy airmesh as before, but has altered the overlays to provide the saddle-like support with a bit more open forefoot.  

The midsole features a denser foam throughout, both for durability and improved responsiveness. The heel has been slightly reshaped to aid in transition—yes, you’re expected to land on your midfoot or forefoot, but it takes some getting used to—as does the aforementioned reshaped heel. The outersole has a tougher rubber compound on the actuator lugs, blown rubber beneath the toes, and carbon rubber in the heel. Bottom line? The shoe has been upgraded, adding value to a well-designed, high-end shoe.

NEUTRAL PERFORMANCE

Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14; Women 5–12

Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board

For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

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Vasque Transistor FS $100

Vasque Transistor FS $100
Here Vasque takes a different approach to construction and improves performance in the process. Using a new, better-fitting last that’s contoured to represent the bottom of your feet (most other lasts are fairly flat-bottomed), the construction merges the Strobel board and innersole for the first time in a trail shoe.  

Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.

  • PERFORMANCE TRAIL
  • Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
  • Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
  • Shape: semi-curved
  • Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
  • For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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North Country Trail Run
August
Manistee, MI
info@mirunning.com
http://northcountrytrailrun.mirunning.com/
The course is a well marked 25 mile loop. There is an additional 1.2 mile section for the marathon runners and now a new course for the half marathon runners. The trail is a single-track hiking trail with enough hills to make for a challenging race. There is no high altitude to contend with, no rocks to jump over, and no stream crossings to wade through, just a beautiful forest with a few roots to remind you you're not on pavement. Crews can attend to their runners at several points. We will provide specific driving directions the morning of the race.
Traverse City State Bank Bayshore Marathon
May
Traverse City, MI
bayshoremarathon@charter.net
http://www.bayshoremarathon.org
Running Fit Dances With Dirt Ultra Trail Marathon
September
Hell, MI
tami@runningfit.com
http://www.danceswithdirt.com
Millions of years ago the Potawatomi Indians hunted and fished peacefully in an area which is now a public wilderness preserve. In the tribe there were five young gentle hooligans, inseparable friends, united by their love of running - in places where most wouldn't even try to walk. The five were destined from birth to run, perhaps due to the nickname bestowed upon them. The two young girls and three boys whose names, translated, were Endurance, Challenge, Stamina, Obsession and Endless Trail. The elders in the tribe gave the group its nickname, Dances with Dirt.
Fallsburg Marathon and Half Marathon
August
Lowell, MI
CoachDroski@aim.com
http://www.fallsburghalf.8k.com
Even Marathon Great Chuck Engle gave the Old Farts Course some respect appreciating the EXTREME TOUGHNESS of Fallsburg's BRUTAL 2nd Half of the Race. Phenom Engle cruised through the first half in 1:29:20 en route to what looked like another sub 3:00 hour marathon and a new course record. The Chase Pack which included two time 1/2 marathon champ Robert Cook making his Fallsburg Marathon debut were in hot pursuit. Defending champ Gale Fischer of Battle Creek also entered the race in great shape prepared to defend his title. In the end Chuck Engle met and over came the challenge that is Fallsburg breaking the old course record by over five minutes. Gale Fishcer passed all but one running two minutes under his old record time and finished second. Turner and Geers also beat the heat and the old record in what was a great race. On the womens side Cindy Lewandowski from Sartell Minnesota ran away from a great field which included inaugural champ Nicole Mills of Chicago,Bergeron of Norton Shores, Yerkes of Indiana and the timeless Martha Irwin (age 50) from Grand Rapids. Lewandowski's time of 3:44:45sets the bar for the open and master's course records!
Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Beaver Island Marathon
September
Beaver Island, MI
ron@goodboyevents.org
http://www.goodboyevents.com/BeaverIsland.shtml
Beaver Island Marathon , Half Marathon and Harbor 3.5 mile Run has been called by the 2009 inaugural participants "a most memorable marathon", " a terrific event", "an absolute blast", "an awesome first year event, well executed" and "one of the best race experiences, ever". The Beaver Island Marathon will be this and more in 2010. September 4, 2010 Labor Day weekend runners can again experience Beaver Island, Michigan at it's best. This event is presented by the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce and the Beaver Island Boat Company, Fresh Air Aviation and Island Airways. After your race enjoy a "dip" in the cool, pristine waters of Lake Michigan as the race ends on a Lake Michigan Beach! As you emerge from your quick swim enjoy a cold beer compliments' of the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce.
Run Charlevoix Marathon
June
Charlevoix, MI
ron@goodboyevents.org
http://www.goodboyevents.com/RunCharlevoix2.shtml
Good Boy Events is an event company based in the Metro-Ann Arbor, Michigan area.The concept of Good Boy comes from our passion for events and the reason we do events...so we can be home more often to take care of our animals. Thus, our Company was created. Our dogs have lived the dream for a long time; extended hikes, boating, swimming, "the today's specials", camping trips and so much more. However, not all animals are so lucky. So many animals are stuck in crates for life, are unloved, malnourished, homeless, and even euthanized. The goal with Good Boy Events is to produce professional, safe, big time events for all to enjoy. Partial proceeds will benefit Animal Shelters around the Great Lakes State plus Good Boy Events will also provide support to local High School sports teams, local church groups, Boy Scouts and food banks. We have donated over $180,000 cash, collected used clothing, used running shoes and countless non-perishables items during the past eight years for charity organizations across the country
Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon
October
Grand Rapids, MI
cooladventures@aol.com
http://www.grandrapidsmarathon.com
The Grand Rapids Marathon is a group of races designed by runners for runners.Founded in 2004, the GRM delivers a fun, highly personal, authentic race experience, particularly for runners who value a well-organized, personal experience over the chaotic, crowded fields of"big city" races through"concrete canyons".To that end, the race continues to grow at 20% year-over-year and receives accolades from beginner and experienced runners while supporting like-minded charities with a strong local presence. We are the only race that supports every runner - no one is a stranger on our course - celebrates every individual accomplishment and embodies the spirit of friendship and community that is so unique to running.
Grand Island Trail Marathon
August
Munising, MI
info@greatlakesendurance.com
http://www.greatlakesendurance.com
Running Fit Martian Marathon
April
Novi, MI
events@runningfit.com
http://www.martianmarathon.com
Shoreline Sport & Spine's Oktoberfest Marathon
September
Spring Lake, MI
oktoberfest@charter.net
http://www.oktoberfestmarathon.com
Welcome to the 2010 Oktoberfest Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 5K. Shoreline Sport and Spine is proud to sponsor the Oktoberfest series of races in beautiful Spring Lake, Michigan on September 18th, 2010. All three of our courses start and finish at Old Boys' Brewhouse showing off the beauty of Spring Lake, Grand Haven, Ferrysburg, and Fruitport. The Boston Marathon Qualifier course is one of the most scenic courses in Michigan, winding out to Lake Michigan and the North Pier before returning back to Ferrysburg and circling around Spring Lake. The 1/2 Marathon course circles picturesque Spring Lake winding through beautiful lakefront neighborhoods. The 5K course keeps you in the village of Spring Lake with views of the lake.
Running Fit Trail Marathon
April
Pinckney, MI
events@runningfit.com
http://www.trailmarathon.com
The Course is a 13.1 mile single track loop through lower Michigan wilderness. Constant hills and beauty including views of 10 lakes. It's a wide, well used trail with opportunity to pass. Aid comes about every 3 miles, water and Ultima. There will be 2 GU stops in the half and 4 in the Marathon All marathon participants receive a Brooks Podium tech running shirt and finishers medal.