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Young President Ford 5K or 10K or 10 Miles Running or Walking Tour

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Grand Rapids’ favorite son – Gerald R. Ford – the 38th President of the US, is buried here, beside his wife, Betty, but he was not born here.  In fact, he was not named Gerald R. Ford at birth.  This tour will tell the tale of our humble civil servant as you visit actual places touched by “Junior” during his All-American youth – 1913 through 1931 – in old Grand Rapids.  Experience an invigorating workout and an inspirational story of a young man who was raised in this great midwestern city to become a world leader.  You will learn where he lived, played, worshipped, studied, and competed athletically.  As a final stop, you will observe Gerald Ford’s tomb, then salute his statue in front of the Presidential Museum and his last working office. This topic is also available as a presentation with media support.

Young President Ford 5K or 10K or 10 Miles Running or Walking Tour
  • Times:  BY APPOINTMENT
  • January 24, 2017
  • All tours start/end downtown JW Marriott Lobby, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • $20 - 5k or $35- 10K or $55- 10 mile
  • Recurring daily