After a trusted [high school] teacher heard I was going to a community college, she took the initiative to promote a four year university.

She encouraged me to head up to NMU the coming weekend.

Around 200 to 300 people attend each week, with an age range that begins in the early 30s.

Lara Webster has been writing professionally since 2009.

Participating in a local running group is a great way to stay accountable for your health and fitness goals, while witnessing the gorgeous views of the city of Grand Rapids!

And, it turns out there are lots of options in the Grand Rapids area.

The group meets all year round, regardless of weather, and often stops at Founders Brewing Co. With an Instagram bio that reads, “WE ONLY POST BAGELS AND GROUP PICS,” Bagel Run GR clearly values bagels, running, and community.

Bagel Run GR members meet every Tuesday morning at 6 AM at GR Bagel in Eastown.Her work has been featured on Relationships in the Raw, The Nursery Book, Spark Trust and several travel-related websites.Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in mass communication and media studies, both from San Diego State University.The Kensington Church ( in Troy, Michigan, has more than one singles group for people of faith.The axiom club accommodates people in their 20s and 30s, while the elevate group is open to anyone single and at least 35 years old.The group typically runs 3-5 mile routes, and offers plenty of support for runners along the way, including bagels from GR Bagel following their run!