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 is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
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