The Trinity Health Seaway Run once again brought out thousands of runners and walkers of all ages. The 41st annual event — a Muskegon summer tradition — took place on a sunny Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Trinity Health was the Title Sponsor of the event, and many Trinity Health colleagues, and their families participated in the variety of races — which included a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and community fun walk.
“This event is a long-standing tradition that we have on our calendars each year,” said Trinity Health Muskegon president Gary Allore. “It’s an opportunity to show off our beautiful city and the lakeshore — and we are proud to not only be a sponsor but have many of our Trinity Health colleagues and their families participate.”
Trinity Health — formerly Mercy Health — rebranded in April 2022. The new purple and green Trinity Health colors were seen as colleagues participating in the races were wearing their T-shirts.
Kristen Woods, MD, president of Trinity Health Medical Group, encouraged participants to wave and cheer for their fellow runners and walkers — and to also thank a health care hero.
“Please stop and take a moment to thank these Trinity Health colleagues for their hard work and selfless, constant care that they not only give each day — but especially over the last two years,” said Woods. “Join me in a round of applause now for our health care heroes – we can never say ‘thank you’ enough.”
The Seaway Run was held virtually in 2020 due to COVID-19, and finally got back to racing in 2021 and 2022.
The Trinity Health Seaway Run is a partnership between the Muskegon YMCA and Muskegon Rotary Club’s Healthy Muskegon County initiative; proceeds from the event help support these groups in their efforts to make Muskegon County a healthy place to live, learn, work and play.