Registration

 

Upcoming group tour events for which we invite you to register are listed below. To arrange for a running, walking, step-on bus tour or a virtual presentation at ANY other time, on ANY day of the week, year-round, please email caroline [at] grandrapidsrunningtours [dot] com to book an event specific to YOUR needs, interests and timing.  Please enjoy selecting from one of the nearly 30 unique thematically organized tours.  Groups of more than 10 participants will receive a discount. Email us to make arrangements.

Online registration may close 12 hours prior to a scheduled event. However, please email us within the 12 hour window to check availability.

 

Aug
16
Thu
FREE GR Walking Tours – Greener Grand Rapids @ Rosa Parks Circle
Aug 16 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc and their Relax at Rosa summer series, join Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours as she guides you on a 45 minute walk through downtown.  Walks begin each Thursday at 12:15 p.m.  Meet outside at Rosa Parks Circle, in front of the WoodTV8 studio.  No pre-registration is required.  Show up, sign up and keep rolling thru summer.  Each week features a different walking tour topic, moving A – Z through ten fascinating, narrated adventures.  Return to Rosa Parks Circle to enjoy musical entertainment and to purchase a well-earned lunch from the many delicious food trucks.

Aug
23
Thu
FREE GR Walking Tours – Honoring Diversity @ Rosa Parks Circle
Aug 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc and their Relax at Rosa summer series, join Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours as she guides you on a 45 minute walk through downtown.  Walks begin each Thursday at 12:15 p.m.  Meet outside at Rosa Parks Circle, in front of the WoodTV8 studio.  No pre-registration is required.  Show up, sign up and keep rolling thru summer.  Each week features a different walking tour topic, moving A – Z through ten fascinating, narrated adventures.  Return to Rosa Parks Circle to enjoy musical entertainment and to purchase a well-earned lunch from the many delicious food trucks.

Aug
30
Thu
FREE GR Walking Tours – Lady Legends @ Rosa Parks Circle
Aug 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc and their Relax at Rosa summer series, join Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours as she guides you on a 45 minute walk through downtown.  Walks begin each Thursday at 12:15 p.m.  Meet outside at Rosa Parks Circle, in front of the WoodTV8 studio.  No pre-registration is required.  Show up, sign up and keep rolling thru summer.  Each week features a different walking tour topic, moving A – Z through ten fascinating, narrated adventures.  Return to Rosa Parks Circle to enjoy musical entertainment and to purchase a well-earned lunch from the many delicious food trucks.

Sep
6
Thu
FREE GR Walking Tours – Steeple Chase @ Rosa Parks Circle
Sep 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc and their Relax at Rosa summer series, join Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours as she guides you on a 45 minute walk through downtown.  Walks begin each Thursday at 12:15 p.m.  Meet outside at Rosa Parks Circle, in front of the WoodTV8 studio.  No pre-registration is required.  Show up, sign up and keep rolling thru summer.  Each week features a different walking tour topic, moving A – Z through ten fascinating, narrated adventures.  Return to Rosa Parks Circle to enjoy musical entertainment and to purchase a well-earned lunch from the many delicious food trucks.

Sep
11
Tue
Lady Legends Walking Tour with UrbanGirlGR @ JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lady Legends 

The number of organizations or causes that were founded or inspired by a woman or a group of women in Grand Rapids history, recent and long, is staggering.  Most of these institutions continue to operate today and have touched the lives of countless citizens through the years.  As a community, we are grateful for these women and their vision, leadership and incredible stamina.  Grand Rapids is progressive in many ways, and the story of Lady Legends is just one more example.  We will stroll by these noteworthy sights that originated with women.

Sep
13
Thu
FREE GR Walking Tours – The Tale of Beer City USA @ Rosa Parks Circle
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc and their Relax at Rosa summer series, join Caroline Cook of Grand Rapids Running and Walking Tours as she guides you on a 45 minute walk through downtown.  Walks begin each Thursday at 12:15 p.m.  Meet outside at Rosa Parks Circle, in front of the WoodTV8 studio.  No pre-registration is required.  Show up, sign up and keep rolling thru summer.  Each week features a different walking tour topic, moving A – Z through ten fascinating, narrated adventures.  Return to Rosa Parks Circle to enjoy musical entertainment and to purchase a well-earned lunch from the many delicious food trucks.

Sep
19
Wed
Community Celebration: UICA Outside Creston Walking Tour @ Creston Brewery
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

UICA Outside expands the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art’s impact city-wide and connects visitors to the vibrant neighborhoods that surround downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 10.  Featuring three public projects in three different neighborhoods, UICA Outside draws together diverse artists, property owners, and GRR stakeholders to create artworks that are exciting and accessible to all.  Each neighborhood features large-scale works created by artists who reside and engage within their respective community or who have designed artworks with neighborhood input.  These public works activate what were once quiet and overlooked areas into powerful reflections of our neighbors, and create welcoming corridors and gathering places.  Join Caroline Cook as she “walks and talks” with you while you explore the Creston neighborhood and large-scale murals at three separate locations.  Learn and burn!

Members of UICA tickets are $7.50, public is $10.00 and children ages 18 and under are free.

Sep
20
Thu
Art Dart Walking Tour: ArtPrize 10 Edition @ Rosa Parks Circle
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What a glorious feast for the senses!  See the amazing displays, smell the crisp fall air, hear the musical presentations, and let your feet touch the sidewalks as you move through a bustling downtown.  You’ll get a glimpse of the 1,500+ works of art that line downtown streets, parks and pubs as part of the world’s richest art competition. Allow a guide to efficiently and expertly guide you though the exhilarating maze of popular and critically acclaimed downtown ArtPrize entries.  All tours meet at Rosa Parks Circle at the ArtPrize Visitor Center.  Advance registration is required.

Sep
21
Fri
Community Celebration: UICA Outside Baxter Walking Tour @ Joe Taylor Park
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

UICA Outside expands the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art’s impact city-wide and connects visitors to the vibrant neighborhoods that surround downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 10.  Featuring three public projects in three different neighborhoods, UICA Outside draws together diverse artists, property owners, and GRR stakeholders to create artworks that are exciting and accessible to all.  Each neighborhood features large-scale works created by artists who reside and engage within their respective community or who have designed artworks with neighborhood input.  These public works activate what were once quiet and overlooked areas into powerful reflections of our neighbors, and create welcoming corridors and gathering places.  Join Caroline Cook as she “walks and talks” with you while you explore the Baxter neighborhood and a large-scale mural.  Learn and burn!

Members of UICA tickets are $7.50, public is $10.00 and children ages 18 and under are free.

Sep
23
Sun
Art Dart Walking Tour: Art Prize 10 Edition @ Rosa Parks Circle
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

What a glorious feast for the senses!  See the amazing displays, smell the crisp fall air, hear the musical presentations, and let your feet touch the sidewalks as you move through a bustling downtown.  You’ll get a glimpse of the 1,500+ works of art that line downtown streets, parks and pubs as part of the world’s richest art competition. Allow a guide to efficiently and expertly guide you though the exhilarating maze of popular and critically acclaimed downtown ArtPrize entries.  All tours meet at Rosa Parks Circle at the ArtPrize Visitor Center.  Advance registration is required.