Girls on the Run 5k

Girls on the Run

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 2, 2018 — A long-term partnership has resulted in the re-naming of two West Michigan 5K races.

MassMutual MidMichigan announced April 19,  a three-year extension of its sponsorship with Girls on the Run Kent and Muskegon Counties.

Following three years as the presenting sponsor of the West Michigan nonprofit, MassMutual MidMichigan will now also be the title sponsor of the Girls on the Run 5K races in Kent and Muskegon counties.

“We’re excited about expanding our support of GOTR because it aligns so well with our firm’s values,” said Melissa Simonson, Director of Marketing at MassMutual MidMichigan. “The postive impact of this program extends beyond the support and empowerment of young girls - it changes families and communities.”

The Kent County MassMutual MidMichigan 5K will be run on May 19, 2018 starting and ending at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. The Muskegon MassMutual MidMichigan 5K will be run on June 2, 2018 starting and ending at Heritage Landing in Muskegon.

The announcement coincides with the opening of registration for the races.

MassMutual MidMichigan’s commitment to Girls on the Run enhances their Live Mutual campaign, which promotes interdependence as a way to truly live a happier and more fulfilling life.

“We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by helping girls realize they’re not alone,” said Lori Burgess, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Kent and Muskegon Counties. “We love the support MassMutual MidMichigan has and continues to give us to ensure girls know their limitless potential.”

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About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential using a curriculum integrating running. Girls on the Run Kent County was founded in 2004 and expanded to Muskegon County in 2016. The chapter has worked with more than 20,000 girls, including more than 2,300 in 2017, and provided $137,000 in scholarship assistance.

Girls on the Run International was founded in 1996 by Molly Barker in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has since grown to include more than 200 councils in all 50 states.

About MassMutual MidMichigan

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MassMutual MidMichigan is a locally owned and operated affiliate of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company offering financial products and services to businesses and individuals in Michigan. For more information, visit

About MassMutual

MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. MassMutual offers a wide range of financial products and services, including life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, annuities, retirement plans and other employee benefits. For more information, visit