Founders joins the Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon and Duathlon on Saturday, September 9th as the Post-Race Celebration Sponsor.  A new element to the event, athletes and spectators over 21 can celebrate their completion of the race with a Founders’ favorite – All Day IPA.  The post-race celebration has been re-located to Wege Plaza in East Grand Rapids overlooking Reeds Lake and will include a social media photo booth, award presentation, raffle and more.  All participants will receive one complimentary ticket for a beverage.

Spectators and community residents can also join in the celebration and support The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.  All proceeds from refreshment sales will go directly to the foundation, the triathlon’s beneficiary.

“We are delighted to help support this exciting annual EGR event and to help support the good work that Mary Free Bed Hospital provides,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “Many of us live in this wonderful community and even a few have participated in the triathlon and know firsthand nothing is better than enjoying a cold beer at the end.”

Founders’ participation in this event would not be possible without Alliance Beverage Distributing.  Family owned and operated, Alliance Beverage Distributing offers a wide variety of beverages to local retail establishments, restaurants, and neighborhood taverns.

Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon and Duatlon, benefiting The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, is one of Grand Rapids oldest triathlons.  Celebrating its 34th anniversary, the premier event offers triathlon, duathlon and aquabike for athletes.  To register and obtain more information about race details, visit


About Founders:

Celebrating 20 years, Founders brews complex in-your face-ales with huge aromatics, bigger body and tons of flavor since their inception.  Ranked as one of the top brewers in the world by for the last five years, and have been listed in the top one hundred beers of the world by

About Rhoades McKee:

The Title Sponsor of the Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon since 2007, Rhoades McKee provides is a full service law firm that serves business clients and individuals in West Michigan with a collaborative and integrated team approach to deliver efficient legal solutions.  We offer 25 legal practice specialties in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate and Litigation with offices in Holland and Grand Rapids.

About Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital:

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited, rehabilitation hospital. For more than 125 years, Mary Free Bed has restored hope and freedom through rehabilitation for children and adults who have experienced brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, cancer and other diagnoses. The combination of comprehensive services and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation enables specialty physicians and staff to help patients achieve outstanding clinical results. For additional information, visit

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