2018 Registration is OPEN

 
Help us celebrate The 12th Annual Brainy Day 5K & 10K Trail Run, August 11, 2018.  This great local event supports those who suffer from a neurological condition called hydrocephalus. All proceeds are donated to The Brainy Day Fund. 
 
The 2018 Brainy Day Trail Run is brought to you by Odd Side Ales, Orchard Markets, WGHN, and The Grand Haven Tribune. 
 
The 5K course includes sandy areas, some hills, beautiful wooded areas, a pond and amazing Nunica farmland. It is a great first trail run for beginners and a moderately fast course for trail lovers of all skill levels.
 
The 10K course is challenging, but it offers a sense of accomplishment that will empower you and leave you feeling awesome. Much hillier than the 5k, the course is breathtakingly stunning in more than one way. The 10K course is perfect for adventure-seeking, nature-loving trail runners.
 

**New in 2018** Brainy Day After-Party – presented by Odd Side Ales


We're very happy to announce that in 2018 we'll be adding a family-friendly post-race party to the lineup of events. We're still working out all of the details, but there will be beverages and food for everyone (freebies are only available to registered runners). It is open to runners and their family & friends. Anyone who is 21+ and a race finisher will get a free beer courtesy of our Title Sponsor, Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven. 
 

**New in 2018** Finisher Medals

 
Every runner will receive a finisher's medal – because if you put the time in to race, we feel your efforts should be rewarded. If you run both the 5K & 10K you will receive an extra gift for the double effort – 2x drink tickets for the after-party!!
 

**New in 2018** New Logo & Reflective Printing

 
Thanks to the great work from Drivn Threads, the race has a brand new logo. Drivn is behind the race logos of the Grand Rapids Triathlon, MiTi and Grand Rapids Beer Mile. Even better, our race shirts will incorporate reflective priting. We're really excited to see these shirts on the trails.
 

Shirts available (not included with registration)

 
Every year, our fundraising objective is to donate as much of your runner fee as possible to The Brainy Day Fund. By taking out the cost of shirts, it allowed us to keep the entry fees low at the same time maximizing your overall donation to the Fund. We've also expanded our apparel options, providing a short and long-sleeve shirt, as well as a lightweight beach hoodie – perfect for summers on the lakeshore.
 

Awards

  • Every finisher from the 5K & 10K will receive a custom finishers' medal. 
  • The Overall Top 3 Male & Female runners in both the 5K and 10K races will receive cash prizes, a unique medal & a commemorative Brainy Day Trail Run stein.
  • Age group winners will receive amazing farm-fresh vegetables from Mellema Farms, one of our long-time sponsors. 

Registration fees

5K

Your entry includes: Race fee, Finisher's Medal, Ticket for one drink at the After-Party, and a Donation to the Brainy Day Fund.

    1. $20.00
      Jan 1 - May 18
    2. $27.00
      May 19 - Aug 8
      Register

10K

Your entry includes: Race fee, Finisher's Medal, Ticket for one drink at the After-Party, and a Donation to the Brainy Day Fund.

    1. $25.00
      Jan 1 - May 18
    2. $32.00
      May 19 - Aug 8
      Register

Run both 5K and 10K

Your entry includes: Race fee, Finisher's Medal, Special Dual-Race Gift, Tickets for two drinks at the After-Party, and a Donation to the Brainy Day Fund.

    1. $30.00
      Jan 1 - May 18
    2. $37.00
      May 19 - Aug 8
      Register

Kids Run (Open to kids under 10 years old)

This is a kid-friendly run for children under the age of 10.

Event Schedule

  • August 11 6:45 AM EDT - Onsite Registration

  • August 11 7:15 AM EDT - 5K Race Opening Announcements

  • August 11 7:25 AM EDT - National Anthem

  • August 11 7:30 AM EDT - 5K Race Start

  • August 11 8:00 AM EDT - 5K Awards Ceremony

  • August 11 8:20 AM EDT - Kids Run

  • August 11 8:30 AM EDT - 10K Race Start

  • August 11 8:45 AM EDT - Post-Race Party presented by Odd Side Ales

  • August 11 9:30 AM EDT - 10K Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

16489 124th Avenue, Nunica, MI, United States

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