PHOTOGRAPHY RAEANNA ANGLEN
The April 13th Gazelle Girl Half Marathon is right around the corner and this week we had the opportunity to visit the manufacturing floor of Terryberry to see the finishing charms being made. The Gazelle Girl race directors were also onsite to watch this one-of-a-kind production process.
Event organizers believe that each finisher of the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon (13.1 miles) deserves special recognition. That’s why Gazelle Sports teamed up with a local business, to provide each half marathon (13.1 mile) finisher with an artisan-crafted, sterling silver Gazelle Girl charm from Terryberry’s new IMUA jewelry collection.
Beyond the race, IMUA jewelry is offered online and at Gazelle’s 28th St. store. much more than a race, it’s about celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that made discrimination between men’s and women’s educational programs illegal, and raising money for three non-profit organizations that support women and girls in Kent County. The half marathon is sold out and 2,000 women will run the streets of downtown Grand Rapids to earn their finisher charm.
The half marathon is full but there are still ways to be a part of the celebration. Register for the 5k or be a volunteer at: gazellesports.com/gazellegirl
The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon will connect women together through movement. We are proud that 100% of the funds raised by this event will be donated to three non-profit organizations that support girls and women in Kent County:
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women exists to provide education, connections and resources that create and strengthen women-owned businesses
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Stellafly is a proud corporate sponsor and participant of this year’s inaugural race.