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Recent Announcements

  • Governor's Council Endorses Ryan's Run! Read the Press Release here......
    Posted Jun 12, 2013, 6:39 PM by John Haning
  • Ryan's Run is now a "Pure Michigan Event" Ryan's Run has officially been listed as a Pure Michigan FITness Series event. Here is the link: Ryan's Run....Pure Michigan!
    Posted May 6, 2013, 8:04 AM by John Haning
  • Volunteers Needed We still need volunteers for: Friday Afternoon / Evening(2) Registration Area Setup(4) Final Course PreparationSaturday Race Day(2) Day of Registration(1) Split timer(3) In the Finish ...
    Posted May 6, 2013, 7:14 AM by John Haning
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Ryan's Story...

In January 2009, in a tragedy that touched the entire Ferris State University community, Ryan was killed in an automobile accident. He lost control of his vehicle in difficult winter driving conditions while traveling to Grand Rapids, where Brittany was studying Account Management at Grand Valley State University. Ryan was little more than halfway through his first year of studies at Ferris.

Brittany, Karen and Rory were devastated, but they also were determined that something good should come of Ryan’s passing.

First, they worked with Gift of Life Michigan to donate Ryan’s organs, which ultimately helped 50 people, but the family didn’t stop there. They began organizing a charity run in Ryan’s name. June 2012 saw the first annual Ryan’s Run at Washington Township’s Westview Orchards, where Ryan had worked during high school.

“We always taught our kids that there’s one thing no one can ever take away from you: an education,” Rory explains. Proceeds from each annual Ryan’s Run will help fund the Ryan Clark Annual Scholarship for HVACR students at Ferris.

"An ordinary, extraordinary kid"   

                          - Rory Clark


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