NAIA Great Lakes Challenge


Saturday, October 25, 2014
Gracewil Golf Course, Grand Rapids, MI

11:00 AM Men’s 8000m
12:00 PM Women’s 5000m
1:00 PM Awards Presentation

Meet Information

ENTRIES: Due Monday, October 20, 6:00 PM. All entries must be done through (No exceptions!)

ENTRY FEE: $200 per team. ($200 for men’s team, $200 for women’s team)

PRE-RACE MEAL - There will be an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet on Friday, October 24 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on the Aquinas College campus. The cost is $8.00 per person. Reservations are required by Monday, October 20.

AWARDS: Awards to the top 15 in the men’s and women’s varsity race. Team awards for the winning team in each race. Ten prizes will be given away in a drawing of competitor’s race numbers.

RESULTS: The meet will be “chipped”. The results will include splits at the 1600m and 3200m for the women and 1600m, 3200m, 4800m and 6400m for the men. Results will be posted on the site and available on line at

POST RACE: There will be free pizza and cold drinks for competing teams at the race site after the meet.


Radisson North (1/2 mile from course)
270 Ann Street N. W.
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Holiday Inn Express (2 miles from course)
358 River Ridge Dr.
Walker, MI  49544

Comfort Suites North (2 miles from course)
350 Dodge Street
Comstock Park, MI  49321

Teams Scheduled to Compete (Men & Women)

Madonna University, MI                       Lourdes University, OH
Lawrence Tech University, MI              Judson University, IL
Indiana University Kokomo                 Huntington University, IN
Hannibal-LaGrange University, MO 
Grace University, IN
Davenport University, MI                     Cornerstone University, MI
Cardinal Stritch University, WI            Calumet-St. Joseph, IN
Bethel College, IN                                   Siena Heights University, MI
Taylor University, IN                               Goshen College, IN
Olivet Nazarene University, IL              Aquinas College, MI
University of St. Francis, IL                   Shawnee State University, OH
St. Xavier University, IL                          University of Cumberlands, KY
Indiana Tech                                             Indiana Wesleyan
Mount Mercy College, IA                       University of Michigan-Dearborn
Mount Vernon Nazarene, OH              Ashford University, IA
University of Rio Grande, OH              Robert Morris College, IL
Roosevelt University, IL                         Purdue University Calumet, IN
Spring Arbor University, MI                  St. Ambrose University, IA
St. Francis University, IN                        Trinity Christian College, IL
Trinity International University, IL       St. Ambrose University, IA
Texas Wesleyan University  

Riverside Park Address & Directions

Gracewil Golf Course

2597 4 Mile Rd NW, 

Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Take I-96 West to Exit 28 (Walker Avenue). Turn right (North) on Walker Avenue then left (West) on 4 Mile Road. Course is on the right.

Riverside Course Maps