The Cutlerville-Gaines Chamber of Commerce features the 28th Annual Brian Diemer Family of Races
STEP IT UP!
“It’s like there is a family of races”! That’s what a member of our race committee stated as we were talking about the many race opportunities for young and old at the “Diemer Run.”

Our day starts off with Mobility 5k, handcyclist that roll through our course in a matter of minutes.  Last year we added My Team Triumph, Angels beside their Captains pushing them along the course. Of course it’s fun to see the elite runners literally flying through the streets of Cutlerville. You also may see your neighbor running her heart out or the guy who you’ve recently seen jogging around the block chugging along. It’s inspiring to see someone you know out there doing something you didn’t know she could do! Did I mention that if you decide to run, push, or roll our 5k there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy the day unplugged, we will have 6 live bands playing along the course for runners to enjoy the excitement.  Then the 1000m Steeplechase gives the youngsters a real challenge to show their stuff as they jump hay bales and through water filled pools!

To top it off, the Junior Jog for kids age 10 and under is a great way to involve young ones in running. The kids are so spontaneous and excited! But, I think the parents get even more worked up and excited cheering their kids around the grass track. We are realizing that we are indeed a “Family of Races”, offering great opportunities to challenge our bodies and our resolves. 

We are a strong and healthy community that values our people and our families and gives back to the community each year. So, join the fun and the challenge in doing something that’s good for you and those around you! 

Brian's Personal Records
  • 400 meter - :51.0
  • 800 meter - 1:53.0
  • 1500 meter - 3:42.4
  • 1 mile - 3:59.8
  • 3,000 meter - 7:47.31
  • 3,000 meter Steeple - 8:13.16
  • 2 mile - 8:30
  • 5,000 meter - 13:43
  • 10,000 meter - 29:02
Achievements
  • Calvin College NCAA Div. III Cross Country National Champions (2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006).  2nd  Place (1998, 2001, 2002, 2005,& 2008). 3rd Place (2006, 2008, & 2009). 4th (2007).
  • Coach of the Year - NCAA Div. III Cross Country (2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006).
World Achievements
Brian Diemer - Bronze Medal 1984 Olympics
  • USA 3000 Meter Steeplechase team member from 1983 to 1996.
  • USA Olympic team member 1984, 1988, 1992.
  • USA Olympic Track & Field Team Captain, 1992.
  • Bronze medalist - Steeplechase, 1984 (8:14.06), 7th in 1992.
  • 1990 Goodwill Games - Gold medalist.
  • US Team Member Rankings: 1982 2nd, 1983 2nd, 1984 1st, 1985 2nd, 1987 1st, 1988 2nd, 1989 1st, 1990 1st, 1991 1st, 1992 1st.
  • World Ranking: 1984 4th, 1987 5th, 1989 9th, 1991 8th, 1992 10th.