Inspiring Women to Get In Motion; Michigan Runner Girl Hosts First Annual 10K, 5K

Nearly a decade ago, Heather Durocher started Michigan Runner Girl, an inspirational blog that has evolved to great distances. It combines her new passion of running with her longtime career of journalism.

“I really wanted to create a community of like-minded women,” said Durocher. “But really anyone who loves Michigan and bring active and healthy in our beautiful state.”

It started as a blog, but has turned into weekly podcasts, weekend retreats, and now races. On Sunday, August 4, Michigan Runner Girl hosted its first annual trail 10K and 5K at 45 North Vineyard & Winery.

“I think we all inspire each other to get outside and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer and just being on that journey of being the best version of ourselves,” said Durocher

You can be connected with Michigan Runner Girl and the many community events they participate in throughout the year at their website at, or on Facebook.

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