October 10, 2013
Bronson LakeView Hospital hosted the 24th Annual Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 7. The race celebrated a new record with 901 participants. Nearly 100 volunteers and 43 sponsors came together to make the Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk possible.
The top female runner was Ashlyn Mauer of Portage, MI with a time of 17:32. The top male runner was Donald Richmond of Portland, MI with a time 16:22. The top female walker was Nada Kramp of Stevensville, MI with a time of 32:44. The top male walker was Roger Albert of Naperville, IL with a time of 39:56.
Endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health, the goals of the Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk are to promote health and fitness and support health and wellness initiatives in the community. The event is also part of the Fruit Belt Series, a series of races that helps grow the fruit industries of Michigan and highlights the importance of fruit and exercise in daily diets.
Bronson LakeView would like to thank the following sponsors and donors of the 2012 Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk:
COSY 103.7, The COAST 98.3, Perrigo, Welch's, Bronson Commons, Bronson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, ECCU, Eve's Groom and Room, Honor Credit Union, Hospital Network Ventures, Mall City Mechanical, Inc., MPI Research, Paw Paw Wine Distributors, Plante & Moran, Southwestern MI Emergency Services, P.C., Sporting Image/Look Sharp Marketing, Steensma Lawn and Power Equipment, Bistro 120, Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare, Bronson Healthcare Group, Chemical Bank, Copper Grille Restaurant, Curves Texas Corners, Delta Dental, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Family Fare, Frank's DJ Service, Inc., Hill's Prescription Shop, John H. Tapper Automotive, Paw Paw Veterinary Clinic, P.C., St. Julian Winery, Van Buren Public Transit, VBEMS, West Michigan Cancer Center, West Michigan Ear, Nose and Throat, Ridge and Kramer Auto Parts, Bloomingdale Communications, Gazelle Sports, Great Lakes Belting, Western Michigan University, Dondi Squires State Farm Insurance Agency, Brewster's at the Dyckman and Big T Restaurant.