Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk Wheel Run is a charity 5K organized by GVSU physical therapy students each year. All profits from this race go to benefit Alternatives in Motion.

Wheel Run started in 1996 by physical therapy students who wanted to not only develop skills while in school, but also give back to the Grand Rapids community, it was then the partnership with Alternatives in Motion arose. Alternatives in Motion exists to provide mobility equipment, ranging from power wheel chairs to walkers to those who could otherwise not afford it. Though it may appear to be ju

Wheel Run started in 1996 by physical therapy students who wanted to not only develop skills while in school, but also give back to the Grand Rapids community, it was then the partnership with Alternatives in Motion arose. Alternatives in Motion exists to provide mobility equipment, ranging from power wheel chairs to walkers to those who could otherwise not afford it. Though it may appear to be ju

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04/19/2021

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It's officially RACE WEEK! Bust out those running or walking shoes, bikes, and other equipment and get signed up! See ho...
04/12/2021

It's officially RACE WEEK!
Bust out those running or walking shoes, bikes, and other equipment and get signed up! See how at: https://alternativesinmotion.org/get-involved/special-events/
To be eligible for prizes (Gazelle gift cards, Funky Buddha prize pack, and Wells Orchard gift cards!!), your participation and race time can be submitted at: https://forms.gle/eSbBper43821KzYg6
For full event details, please join our Facebook event: Wheel Run Together 25th Anniversary - Wheel Run for Everyone! (virtual)

It's officially RACE WEEK!
Bust out those running or walking shoes, bikes, and other equipment and get signed up! See how at: https://alternativesinmotion.org/get-involved/special-events/
To be eligible for prizes (Gazelle gift cards, Funky Buddha prize pack, and Wells Orchard gift cards!!), your participation and race time can be submitted at: https://forms.gle/eSbBper43821KzYg6
For full event details, please join our Facebook event: Wheel Run Together 25th Anniversary - Wheel Run for Everyone! (virtual)

So excited to announce that Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Kentwood Physical Therapy are joining as sponsors! Th...
03/23/2021

So excited to announce that Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Kentwood Physical Therapy are joining as sponsors! Thank you for your commitment to helping people move better. Also thrilled to announce that Gazelle Sports has donated gift cards for the top 3 finishers in each age group! Worth competing for! #wheelrunforeveryone

We’re nearly a month out!! A good time to sign up and start that training program 😎 here’s an example of a route you cou...
03/16/2021

We’re nearly a month out!! A good time to sign up and start that training program 😎 here’s an example of a route you could choose, a 2.5k loop by the beautiful Grand River and our sponsor Mercantile Bank of Michigan! Excited to celebrate 25 years of the Wheel Run! #wheelrunforeveryone

We’re nearly a month out!! A good time to sign up and start that training program 😎 here’s an example of a route you could choose, a 2.5k loop by the beautiful Grand River and our sponsor Mercantile Bank of Michigan! Excited to celebrate 25 years of the Wheel Run! #wheelrunforeveryone

07/11/2020
Alternatives in Motion

It’s a beautiful day for a 5K!

Where will you be running our Virtual Wheel Run 5K today?

Alternatives in Motion
07/02/2020

Alternatives in Motion

#ThrowbackThursday to the Wheel Run Together 2016 and these amazing Grand Valley State University DPT students!!!
Join us July 11 for the Wheel Run 5K Virtual Race, we have prizes and much more!! Register today and thank you for supporting our vital mission.

Got up with the sun to hit the trails this morning! We hope that your running is going well too. Don’t forget to head to...
06/20/2020

Got up with the sun to hit the trails this morning! We hope that your running is going well too. Don’t forget to head to the event and sign up for the virtual race!

Megan’s story and desire to continue serving our community is a great reminder to us all to stay involved, even when the...
06/13/2020

Megan’s story and desire to continue serving our community is a great reminder to us all to stay involved, even when the physical separation makes it a little tough. Thanks Megan and Solstice Scholarship! Check out their story and remember to sign up for the virtual 5k on Saturday, July 11!

We would like to introduce Solstice Scholarship interview candidate Megan Wolters.

When she interviewed for the Solstice Scholarship, her philanthropy plan was to run the 24th annual Grand Valley State University Wheel Run Together 5K and donate to the associated cause Alternatives in Motion. The mission of Alternatives in Motion is to enhance independence though access to mobility equipment. Their central belief is that access to mobility equipment is the path to independence for those in need. Alternatives in Motion is entirely funded by independent donations and strives to keep up with the need for community mobility equipment in West Michigan.

Megan grew up running the Amway River Bank Run with her family and competing in high school cross country and track. After three stress fractures herself, Megan was inspired to help people increase their own function... either returning to their sport or gaining independence with their mobility. “I want to help others increase their mobility so they do not feel held back by their disability.” Impressive Megan.

What’s more impressive about Megan? She wasn’t selected as our scholarship winner... but was first class in supporting the winner and still inspired to follow through with her plan.

If you are motivated, have a well thought out plan, want to be active, and want to be philanthropic in your community... then we want to support you. Our Solstice Foundation will donate $100 in Megan’s name to Alternatives in Motion and she will run the rescheduled virtual Wheel Run Together race in four weeks on Saturday July 11th.

Megan you are taking positive action in your community and modeling the virtues of the Solstice Scholarship. Great work.

Be active, be philanthropic.

Lift. Others. Up.

#solsticescholarship #solsticefoundation #aimisessential #alternativesinmotion #aim #liftothersup

06/07/2020

A friendly reminder to visit the event page and sign up for our virtual 5K on July 11! While we won’t be meeting in person this year, we still have some fun things planned for participants. The weather has been beautiful and now is a great time to get moving!

Sending a full cup of thank you's to Founders Brewing Company for their donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K! Check ...
04/24/2020

Sending a full cup of thank you's to Founders Brewing Company for their donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K! Check out our virtal run on our page!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

#GVSUDPT2021 #WheelRun5K

Sending a quick thank you to Striders for their donation to the Wheel Run 5K to benefit Alternatives in Motion!Want to l...
04/19/2020

Sending a quick thank you to Striders for their donation to the Wheel Run 5K to benefit Alternatives in Motion!

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Striders
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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Alternatives in Motion
04/18/2020

Alternatives in Motion

Protect yourself using these tips!

Thank you Northern Physical Therapy for your donation to the Wheel Run 5K!Want to learn more? Follow:Northern Physical T...
04/18/2020

Thank you Northern Physical Therapy for your donation to the Wheel Run 5K!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

#GVSUDPT2021 #WheelRun5K

Thank you Kentwood Physical Therapy for your donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K!Want to learn more? Follow:@kentwo...
04/18/2020

Thank you Kentwood Physical Therapy for your donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

#GVSUDPT2021 #WheelRun5K

Thank you Rock Tape for your generous donation to the Wheel Run 5K!Want to learn more? Follow:RockTapeAlternatives in Mo...
04/17/2020

Thank you Rock Tape for your generous donation to the Wheel Run 5K!

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RockTape
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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

#GVSUDPT2021 #WheelRun5K

Sending a big thank you to Nutcase Vegan Meats for their donation to the Wheel Run! Want to learn more? Follow:Nutcase V...
04/17/2020

Sending a big thank you to Nutcase Vegan Meats for their donation to the Wheel Run!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Thank you Nestlé Waters for your in-kind donation to the Wheel Run! The Wheel Run is now a virtual run, don't miss it!Wa...
04/16/2020

Thank you Nestlé Waters for your in-kind donation to the Wheel Run! The Wheel Run is now a virtual run, don't miss it!

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Nestlé Pure Life (US)
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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Calvin University Center for Social Research
04/15/2020

Calvin University Center for Social Research

CSR recently partnered with Alternatives in Motion to conduct a client experience survey. Alternatives in Motion helps provide much-needed mobility devices (such as electric wheelchairs, regular wheelchairs, and walkers) to individuals who cannot afford or whose insurance may not cover the device. CSR helped measure the impact Alternatives in Motion has in the lives of their clients. The infographic below shows some of our key findings from the survey.

Thank you to the Home Depot on Wilson Ave for their donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K!Want to learn more? Follow:...
04/15/2020

Thank you to the Home Depot on Wilson Ave for their donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Thank you Liberty Footwear Inc. for your donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K. Did you know it's now virtual? Check ...
04/15/2020

Thank you Liberty Footwear Inc. for your donation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K. Did you know it's now virtual? Check out our page to learn more!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Sending a sweet thank you to The Salted Cupcake for their donation to the Wheel Run 5K! Check it out as we have gone vir...
04/14/2020

Sending a sweet thank you to The Salted Cupcake for their donation to the Wheel Run 5K! Check it out as we have gone virtual!

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@GVSUWheelRun

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Sending a thank you to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for helping to make the Wheel Run 5K a success. Check out our adaptat...
04/14/2020

Sending a thank you to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for helping to make the Wheel Run 5K a success. Check out our adaptation of a virtual run!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Thank you Wells Orchard for your donation to the Wheel Run 5K to support Alterantives in Motion! Check out our page for ...
04/08/2020

Thank you Wells Orchard for your donation to the Wheel Run 5K to support Alterantives in Motion! Check out our page for details on our virtual run!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Sending a shout out to Daddy's Dough for their donation to the Wheel Run 5K.  The run is now virtual so head over to our...
04/06/2020

Sending a shout out to Daddy's Dough for their donation to the Wheel Run 5K. The run is now virtual so head over to our site to check it out!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

#GVSUDPT2021 #WheelRun5K

Alternatives in Motion
04/03/2020
Alternatives in Motion

Alternatives in Motion

With the coronavirus pandemic, many students with special needs are missing their structured routines. Now that most schools are closed or closing, educators who work with children with special needs must, in many ways, completely reinvent their approach to teaching. Check out these apps to support learning at home!

04/01/2020

We’re going virtual! This weekend would have been the official event, and we are so bummed that we won't be able to participate in the wheel run in person this year. However, we have decided to still connect through a virtual 5K on July 11. Check out the event for more details.
We hope everyone is staying healthy, safe, and active during this time and thank you for your continued support of Alternative in Motion!

Sending a big thank you to the Applebees on Lake Michigan Drive for their donation!! The Wheel Run has now become a virt...
04/01/2020

Sending a big thank you to the Applebees on Lake Michigan Drive for their donation!! The Wheel Run has now become a virtual run and we cannot wait for you all to check it out!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Sending a shout out to Circle Theatre Grand Rapids for their generous donation to help make our raffle prizes amazing. A...
03/30/2020

Sending a shout out to Circle Theatre Grand Rapids for their generous donation to help make our raffle prizes amazing. Although we have yet to set a date for the run we plan to keep everyone in the loop!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Our team would like to send a big thank you to 8th Day Gym for their in-kind dontation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K. ...
03/26/2020

Our team would like to send a big thank you to 8th Day Gym for their in-kind dontation to the 24th Annual Wheel Run 5K. Although our run date is still up in the air stay tuned for uplighting posts and info to come!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

#GVSUDPT2021 #wheelrun5K

Despite our unknown race date we are continuing to thank our amazing sponsors for the 24th annual Wheel Run 5K. So sendi...
03/23/2020

Despite our unknown race date we are continuing to thank our amazing sponsors for the 24th annual Wheel Run 5K. So sending a big thanks to the Center for Physcial Rehabilitation and their monatary donation to help Alternatives in Motion.

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk

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Alternatives in Motion
03/21/2020

Alternatives in Motion

Even though AIM is temporarily closed down, we are making upgrades to better serve our clients in the future! This barrier free desk was donated by a generous supporter in Zeeland.

Although we have yet to set a date for the Wheel Run 5K due to the current health issues. We still want to continue to t...
03/21/2020

Although we have yet to set a date for the Wheel Run 5K due to the current health issues. We still want to continue to thank those who have donated! Today we want to thank Bagel Beanery for their in-kind donation!

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Wheel Run Together 5K Run/Walk
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03/13/2020

We are sad to announce that at this time, we have been forced to postpone the Wheel Run 5K. While we do not have a set date in the future, we are working tirelessly to find an alternative solution and will keep participants in-the-know as soon as we have this information.

All registrations will be valid for this future date. If participants are unable to attend the date selected in the future, we will handle refunds on a case-by-case basis. We will also be working with our dedicated sponsors to provide them with added value benefits.

The health and wellness of our supporters is very important to AIM and we do not wish to jeopardize this. If you have any questions, please contact Coleen Davis at [email protected].

Sending a shout out to Meijer for their generous donation to help make the 24th annual Wheel Run 5K a success!Want to le...
03/11/2020

Sending a shout out to Meijer for their generous donation to help make the 24th annual Wheel Run 5K a success!

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Date set for 2020?
We've set a date for the 23rd annual Wheel Run! April 6th, 2019! Mark your calendars and watch for updates :)
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