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Education & Events

University of Michigan Health-West provides education about healthy training and exercise habits, along with free injury clinics.

Injury Wise Clinics

These free clinics presented by UM Health-West Sports Medicine at Gazelle Sports provide 10 minutes of one-on-one consultation with a sports medicine expert to discuss torn muscles, sprained ankles or whatever is keeping you from moving your best.

The clinics meet every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gazelle Sports, 3830 28th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Grand Rapids Marathon

Founded in 2004, the Grand Rapids Marathon is a race designed by runners, for runners. UM Health-West is proud to sponsor and provide medical support for this race on a 26.2-mile course that weaves through the city.

Watch for news on the race event page below.
Grand Rapids Marathon

Sports Medicine Articles & Education

Dr. Ed Kornoelje, a UM Health-West family medicine and sports medicine expert, writes about running and training.

Race Week Do’s and Don’ts

You have made it to the final week (or two) of training—great job!  What should you be doing and NOT doing as the race gets closer?  Here are a few thoughts from someone who has taken care of lots of runners.

Training Tips – She Runs Grand Rapids

Dr. Elizabeth Albright, Sports Medicine & Family Practice provider at University of Michigan Health-West, shares a few top tips to keep in mind while you’re training for She Runs.


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