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 Who's your Granny! A Grandma has won all but one year...can anyone step up and take the Grandma's down!!! We look forward to seeing all the different "Grandma Costumes" to be worn by as many of the brave runners that dare to...its a fun run to watch even if your not running...each year the fake Grandmas hope to run down the Real Grandmas due to the handicap head start lead that all women and older Grandpas get.....the first runner leaves the starting line at 9 a.m.! This race is open to all runners but if you are a guy you start behind the ladies and try to catch them. It is a very unique and fun event so come on out and see if you can Beat the Grandma!

You can pre-register by mail, just click on the entry form page above, fill it out and mail it in. That gets you a free t-shirt in your size and you save $5.

THERE IS RACE DAY REGISTRATION AT THE STARTING LINE starting at 8:00 a.m. till 8:45 a.m. 

Come on OUT and See if YOU can BEAT the GRANDMA!!! If you get in the top 50...you will bring home a trophy!!!

PACKET PICK UP: starting at 8:00 a.m. in the school parking lot by the track. 

RACE STARTS at 9 a.m. with the first runner leaving the starting line.

AWARDS: awards to the top 30 finishers t-shirts given to all pre-registered runners and available while supplies last on race day.

RACE LOCATIONS: at Union High School, 1800 Tremont Blvd., Grand Rapids, MI 49504..so look for a new PR as you Chase down those Grandma's!!!

Race T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and are available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last on race day.

RACE IS RUN on a sidewalk the whole way and is closed to traffic...baby joggers and strollers are OK!!!

Come on out and join the rest of us Old Farts in what will be a very interesting race...to become an official Old Fart Running Club Member visit www.oldfartsrunningclub.mysite.com

Do You Have What It Takes?...to Beat the Grandma!!!



there will be Grandma's Homemade Cookies waiting for you at the Finish Line...that is IF Grandma doesn't Beat You to Them!!!



Race Cost..early registration is $15.00 until June 1st

Race Day Registration is $20.00 will be in the morning at the start line from 7:30 a.m. till 8:50 a.m.


Words from an Official Old Fart...

As a kid growing up I always enjoyed visits to Grandma's House. As with most Grandmas, you could always count on there being treats at Grandmas. But there was nothing like Grandma's Homemade Cookies!!! Whether they were Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, or Oatmeal...they were always a big hit. At the race you will not only have a chance to RUN and TRY to BEAT the GRANDMA...but you will also get a chance to relive those childhood memories of eating Grandma's Cookies one more time!