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2015 Race Sponsors

We'd like to give a shout-out to our 2015 Pajama Dash 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-BeaneryBagel 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-Blue-Care-NetworkBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been the state’s leader in health care for more than 75 years. They continue to provide quality health care coverage to more than 5 million people in Michigan and across the country. As a nonprofit mutual insurance company, they’re committed to being their members’ trusted partner by providing affordable, innovative products that improve their care and health. They’re also committed to the health of everyone in Michigan. Through their efforts and key partnerships with doctors, hospitals and other organizations across the state, they’re improving the health care system and the health of everyone in the state. For more information, visit 

Mol-Belting-SystemsMol 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.


Life Fitness is the supplier of the Kroc Center's wifi-enabled treadmills that allow you to not only run but also surf the internet, exercise in several virtual courses throughout the world and record all your workouts on your favorite app.

The Betty and Jim Buick Giving Fund supports the Pajama Dash 5k and the Kroc Center scholarship program. Jim is a member of the Kroc Center Advisory Committee.


Silver Sponsor

Erhardt Construction is a general construction management firm that has been an integral contributor to the West Michgian skyline for the past 62 years. A testament to their work can be seen in the construction of the Kroc Center. 


Bronze Sponsors

Alger Hardware and Rental, located on Eastern Avenue in the Alger Heights Business District, is proud to support the 2015 Pajama Dash 5K. They provide the community with quality service and products along with offering lawn mower and snow blower repair, window and screen repair, bicycle repair, and small equipment rentals. Alger Hardware and Rental looks forward to serving the community for many years to come.

For over thirty years, Custer has created inspired spaces through
an engaging blend of smart design and efficiency solutions. FromCuster-Logo
corporate offices to classrooms, wellness centers to breweries, Custer delivers unique solutions for any customer. Custer's dynamic and experienced team integrates design, architectural products, furnishings, and technology to create the ideal workspace for every aesthetic, objective and budget. With locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and northern Michigan, Custer's dynamic and efficient team will go the extra mile to meet your needs. Contact Custer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit Custer's office furnishings store online or at 217 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The Salvation Army Kroc Center is proud to have worked with Custer in the design and purchase of all its office furniture. 


Gazelle Sports is the premier store for footwear and apparel for active and casual use, provides free runs and walks, weekly clinics, training programs and supports over 200 community events each year. Gazelle is proud to provide race bibs for the 2015 Pajama Dask 5K, as well as gift certificates for the race winners.

HM-LogoHealth Motion Physical Therapy has been helping people for more than 18 years as a privately-owned practice specializing in manual physical therapy. Their unique approach, utilizing the Scale of Function, has earned a reputation for high quality therapy that produces great results. They strive to provide the highest quality physical therapy, prevention and health education; creating a satisfied, knowledgeable and independent patient with restored health referring others. Stop by their table at the 2015 Pajama Dash 5K.


River City Scholars, and
Vista and Ridge Park
Charter Academies are K-8, no-cost public charter schools located in the Grand Rapids area and managed by National Heritage Academies.
Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, student responsibility, and parental partnership, these charter academies provide an educational experience like no other—one that can lead your child to a lifetime of success.

Double O Supply and Craftsman is a proud sponsor of the Jammie Jog Kids' Fun Run. With offices located in Byron Center and Grand Rapids, Double O operates as a distributor and installer of windows, doors, cabinets and countertops.

In-Kind Support

Alger-BikesAlger Bikes is once again supporting the Pajama Dash with $5 gift certificates for all registered runners and $25 gift certificates for the raffle prize drawing. The family-owned bicycle and fitness equipment retailer was founded in 1957 and carries a full line of Cannondale road, mountain and urban bikes, as well as high performance cycling clothes and accessories. They are also a proud dealer of Schwinn, Thule, Surly, Velocity, Sugoi and Sidi brands. Shop their website at
Baker Mills Kodiak Cakes

Baker Mills is a family-owned company in Park City, Utah committed to using the finest and most wholesome ingredients available in their products. Refuel after the race with their Kodiak Cakes, 100% whole grain buttermilk pancakes.

DWD&W Fresh Market is pleased to supply fruit for all 2015 Pajama Dash 5K participants. They are frequent supporters of Salvation Army events and believe stepping up in the community is one of the most rewarding things they can do to serve their customers.

Metro Health Sports Medicine is proud to provide race-day medical support for the 2015 Pajama Dash 5K.


Pepsi is proud to provide soft drinks, Gatorade and Aquafina bottled water for the 2015 Pajama Dash 5K.

Road ID is a durable, rugged, athletic, fashionable line of identification gear. They provide various forms of ID to allow a person to decide where they want to wear their vital identification. Road ID encourages active people who participate in outdoor activities to wear ID and not take the chance of being unidentified in the event of an accident. It's better to wear ID and never need it than to need ID and not have it!

Stellafly Social Media LLC works with local professionals who help people, organizations, efforts and businesses get recognized and acknowledged through the use of their social media networks. Stellafly participates in, promotes and covers events and brands, people and local organizations throughout the West Michigan area and beyond. Stellafly is proud to provide race photography for the 2015 Pajama Dash 5K.