2024 Hope Classic

  • 26th Annual Hope Classic Races

    Saturday, May 25, 2024

    5K Walkers* – 8:45 AM
    5K Runners* – 9:00 AM
    1 Mile – 9:50 AM

    *Please be ready to board the bus at least 15 minutes in advance of your race or walk/run to meet us at the start line.


    Refreshments provided for all participants and spectators

    All proceeds benefit the Hope School Athletic Program

    Entry Fees through May 11:
    5K Run/Walk $12
    (with shirt)*
    (without shirt)
    1 Mile Run/Walk $8
    (with shirt)*
    (without shirt)
    Both Races $15 (with or without shirt)*

    *Guaranteed t-shirt for all runners registered by May 11

    Entry Fees after May 11:
    5K Run/Walk $15
    1 Mile Run/Walk $10
    Both Races $20
    Packet Pick Up:

    Friday, May 24 from 2-6 PM
    Saturday, May 25 from 7:45-8:30 AM

    Payments will be accepted up until the day of the race, and should be mailed or delivered to:

    Hope PR Christian School
    1545 Wilson Ave. SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49534
    Make checks payable to: Hope Christian School

    5K Run Race Records
    Division Male
    Under 15 Nick Schipper, 18:40 (’02)
    15-19 Seth Bleyenberg, 17:05 (’18)
    20-24 Brantley VanOverloop, 16:51 (’18)
    25-34 Zach Start, 16:05* (’24)
    35-44 Dave Rau, 17:30 (’03)
    45-54 Brian Decker, 18:00 (’24)
    Masters Dave Rau, 19:12 (’15)
    Division Female
    Under 15 Elizabeth Kortz, 21:40 (’15)
    15-24 Amber Koole, 18:55* (’24)
    25-34 Sarah Hopkins, 19:30 (’15)
    35-44 Ronda VanBemmel, 21:59 (’09)
    45-54 Becky DeBoer, 23:12 (’12)
    Masters Karen Brands, 26:39 (’15)
    1 Mile Run Race Records
    Male Micah Kuiper, 4:52 (’24)
    Female Amber Koole, 5:53 (’21)


    Click here for pictures of this year’s races.  (Photo credit: Mrs. Jen Kalsbeek)

    Click here for this years’ results of the 5K Race.

    Click here for this years’ results of the 1 Mile Girls’ Race.

    Click here for this years’ results of the 1 Mile Boys’ Race.

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    Action Lawn & Snow
    Bosveld Inc.
    Buck’s Best Backyard BBQ
    BVO Realty
    Dan & Tamara Kalsbeek
    Dave & Carla Langerak
    DeVries Homes
    Discount Lock & Door Services
    Douglas A. Bleyenburg, DDS
    Engelsma Painting & Decorating
    Extra Mile Auto Repair
    Feenstra & Associates
    Field’s Fabrics
    Gerald Feenstra – RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    Health Markets Insurance
    Hilltop Auto
    Jim & Kathy VanderKolk
    Jonathan Kamps Carpentry
    Kamps Inc.
    Kamps Wood Shavings & Refuse Disposal
    Kessel & Bouwens Orthodontics
    Kleyn Electric
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    Rodney Rau, Builder
    Sheldon Meats
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