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2014 Race Sponsors

Much love to the 2014 Pajama Dash Down Division sponsors for their support of our race and scholarship fund. If you see them at the race, give 'em a high five! 

Platinum Sponsor

Bagel Beanery & Beltline Bar Mexican Café are two of eight Michigan food establishments operated by Restuarant Partners. Bagel Beanery offers a quick-service bagel bakery and gourmet coffee, and is a 13-time winner of the Grand Rapids' Best Bagel Award. The Beltline Bar Mexican Café is located just down the street from the Kroc Center at Division Avenue and 28th Street, and is home to Mexican specialties, including their famous wet burrito. The top three runners in each age group will receive a gift certificate.

Gold Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is the state's largest health insurer and has the largest health care network. They are founded on a tradition of affordable, quality health care for everyone, improving the present and investing in the future. BCBSM is committed to a healthier future by providing grants and contributions, entering community partnerships, providing volunteers for community projects and helping children receive quality health insurance.

Jim & Betty Buick are Grand Rapids residents who support The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Jim is a member of the Kroc Center Advisory Committee.

Mol Belting Systems was founded in Grand Rapids in 1986 and is a manufacturer, fabricator and wholesaler of process conveyor belting for a wide variety of industries around the world, including light industry, treadmill, checkout and food-processing applications.


Silver Sponsor

Erhardt Construction was the general contractor for the Kroc Center and is a construction management firm based in West Michigan. They turn visions into reality by listening, engaging and delivering a great construction experience. Founded in 1962, Erhardt has constructed many diversified projects, including municipal buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, educational and community developments and landmark churches. Erhardt is committed to sustainable builiding as evidenced by their extensive work with the Green Building Council and their LEED-accredited professionals. 


Bronze Sponsors

Alger Bikes is located in Wyoming on 28th Street. They provide the fat tire bikes that keep the race leaders in the Pajama Dash Down Division from running like cheetahs after four cups of espresso.

Alger Hardware & Rental is proud to be located in the Alger Heights business district in southeast Grand Rapids. For more than eight years, they have provided the community with quality service and products. They offer lawn mower and snow blower repair, window and screen repair, bicycle repair and small equpiment rentals.

Alger Pediatrics cares for children in the Alger Heights community with a team of six pediatricians, a walk-in emergent care clinic and vaccination services.

Costco is proud to provide snacks to participants on race day.

Custer Office Interiors creates inspired spaces through an engaging blend of smart design and efficiency solutions. While the name Custer is synonymous with quality furnishings, their team delivers award winning design service, interior architectual products, 3D visualization and integrated technologies that are on the cutting edge of office communications. From small business offices to medical and educational facilities, Custer provides tailored solutions that support the way people work.

Spartan Stores have always been a tremendous supporter of The Salvation Army. They will provide post-race refreshments, no matter what your hair looks like.


Table Sponsors

Health Motion Physical Therapy was established more than 18 years ago and is the premier manual physical therapy specialist in Grand Rapids. Health Motion therapists will be on hand at the race to provide information on staying injury-free as you train, recovering from a sports injury and more.

Action Chemical is proud to supply the environmentally-friendly cleaning products used at the Kroc Center.


In-Kind Support

Gazelle Sports will provide race bibs and gift certificates for the overall winners. Stop by their 28th Street & East Paris location for all your pajama-- er, running needs.

Ken's Fruit Market has two locations in Grand Rapids, one of which is in Alger Heights on Eastern Avenue. They offer high-quality fresh fruit & vegetables, as well as fresh, homemade sausages and poultry products. Competitive prices and a hands-on approach to customer service are their specialties. Please thank them for providing the apples & bananas at this year's race.

Pepsi will provide soda, water and Gatorade after the race. If you ask nicely, they'll give you a Gatorade to match your jammies.

Southland Auto Wash has donated two $20 gift certificates to the door prize drawing. Stop by any of their five Grand Rapids locations to find out just what the heck a nanotechnology Sheenology(TM) wash is!