Community, COVID-19

Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K to Return in 2022

Runners start the race during the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)

GRAND RAPIDS Mich., Dec. 14, 2020 – Spectrum Health announces today the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K race will return in 2022.

The health and safety of our community are of paramount importance at Spectrum Health. Given ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding the race in 2021.

Spectrum Health enjoys hosting this great race every year as much as people enjoy participating in it. As one of the largest 5K races in West Michigan, the event annually draws more than 6,000 participants, volunteers and team members to East Grand Rapids High School and the City of East Grand Rapids.

The 2022 date is still being determined and will be communicated later in 2021.

We look forward to racing with you again in 2022!

Those who would like to support colorectal cancer services may still do so, by visiting: Choose the location “Grand Rapids Designations” and the designation “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Fund” to help support colorectal cancer prevention, treatment, and diagnostic services throughout our service area.



Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan with more than 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
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