Head Out on the Highway for the M23.1K Run!

Get your motor runnin’! Head out on the highway! Registration is open for the M23.1k Run on October 3. The event is limited to the first 231 registrants and takes place on the new M231 highway before the rubber meets the road. The cost is $35 and the event begins and finishes at Robinson Elementary School in Grand Haven. (11801 120th Avenue Grand Haven, MI)

The new M231 highway stretches seven miles through the spectacular, rolling countryside and over the Grand River in West Michigan. Ottawa County is partnering with the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Grand Haven Running Club, Robinson and Crockery townships, plus the offices of Senator Arlan Meekhof and Representative Amanda Price to organize the “M23.1K Run.”

Proceeds will be contributed to Ottawa County’s non-motorized pathway system (commonly called bike paths). An extensive system of paved trails benefits residents and visitors alike. Paved trails through Ottawa County provide: opportunities for fitness and family recreation; environmental benefits; transportation corridors; and economic benefits to the community.

The M23.1k Run is sponsored by:

•  Mika Myers, PLC (Silver Sponsor)
•  Arther Gallagher & Co. (Silver Sponsor)
•  Tolman’s Auto Tech Group (Bronze Sponsor)
•  Nichols (Bronze Sponsor)
•  Pigeon Creek Golf Course (Bronze Sponsor)
•  Priority Health (Bronze Sponsor)
•  Silver & Van Essen, PC
•  ImageSoft

Additional support is being provided by:

•  Ottawa County
•  Michigan Department of Transportation
•  Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office
•  Ottawa County Medical Reserve Corp
•  West Michigan Christian School
•  Grand Haven Running Club
•  Grand Haven Public Schools
•  Robinson Baptist Church
•  Robinson & Crockery Townships
•  Senator Arlan Meekhof’s Office
•  Representative Amanda Price’s Office

Those who wish to see the new stretch of pavement but do not wish to run also have a chance to view it during this special event as volunteers or spectators. An additional opportunity for residents to view the bridge outside of the running event is also being planned. Those details will also be posted at miOttawa.org/m231 as soon as they are available. More details and Frequently Asked Questions are online at miOttawa.org/m231.