Support those Living with Hydrocephalus
The 14th Annual Brainy Day 5k Trail Run
Presented by Subaru of Muskegon
Voted "Best Trail Race" & "Best Finish Line Food" in West Michigan – 2019 Stellafly Awards
We're happy to announce that the 2020 Brainy Day Trail Run will be happening this year – with some modifications to how we manage runners on the course. Here is a brief snapshot of the major changes.
- No Mass Start. We will be running a time-trial format with starting times running from 7am - 2pm. Read about what that means.
- No Packet Pickup. No Post-Race Party.
- Only a 5K race.
- 400 Maximum Number of Participants. No Day-Of Registration.
- No Water Stops on the Course.
- We are partnering with the Michigan Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation and hosting a new Virtual Run in September. See details here.
- Fastest Team
- Most Team Members (counted by # of Finishers, not registered)
To qualify for the Fastest Team Division, you must have at least 5 team finishers. Points are awarded to the individual runners of eligible teams, equal to the position in which they place after everyone finishes. The points for these runners are summed, and the lowest score wins.
No Post-Race Party, but...
Brainy Day BOCO GEAR
If you're not a shirt person, how about a hat? This year we're adding some great BOCO hats to the range of products available to support The Brainy Day Fund. All profits from our hat sales will directly benefit the West Michigan Hydrocephalus Support Group, a new initiative we're launching in Grand Haven. For every 50 hats sold, we're able to fund an additional month of services for folks living with hydrocephalus and their caregivers. Our goal is to have enough funds to support a full year worth of services.
Premium Subaru Parking
|We're still offering premium parking for those Subaru owners that attend the race. Make sure when you pull-in, you find the driveway with the Subaru banner at the entrance. This will place you in a perfect spot to start and finish without much contact with other runners.|
We Reward Our Runners
Thanks to our awesome community sponsors, we're able to reward you for participating in our race. Those who pre-register are guaranteed a Custom Finisher Medal that you'll want to show off to your friends, family, and teammates.
Remembering your Brainy Day moments
As we have done in the past, we will yet again have our Finish Line backdrops for your post-race medal pics. We'll have a few stations available with a couple different backgrounds to really make your Brainy Day moment memorable.
Registration fees 208 spots remaining
**This is a time-trial format race. Starting times are based on when you registered for the race. Groups of up to 4 runners can start at one time. With few volunteers on the course, all runners under 13 years of age must run with a registered adult during the entirety race. Overall and Age Group Awards will be based on chip time. The 5K course is perfect for new and veteran trail runners alike. It is well-groomed to allow participants the most enjoyment possible. It is challenging with varied terrain, but it offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a solid trail run without feeling too removed from civilization. The entire course is held on privately-held land in Nunica, Michigan.
$25.00Jan 8 – Feb 29
$30.00Mar 1 – Mar 31
$35.00Now registering Apr 1 – Jul 31
ClosedJul 31 – Aug 15
- August 15 7:30 AM EDT - 5K Race Start
- August 15 2:00 PM EDT - Estimate Last Start Time