A seriously funny race in your underwear

This may be the only time that you’re encouraged to run the streets of Grand Rapids in your underwear. It’s the first ever FUNderwear run 5K on Sunday, March 9, 2014. This unique race invites participants to wear their finest (and funniest!) underwear over their running clothes (of course) to support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids! So forget black tie, there is a NEW dress code in town for fundraising events-underwear! Help bring laughter and awareness of emotional health to the streets of Grand Rapids. Registration begins at 8:30am and the fun run/walk begins at 10:00am. See more by clicking HERE.

Participants of the FUNderwear Run are also encouraged to do additional fundraising by clicking HERE.  Click on “Become a Fundraiser” at the top of the page. From there, runners can send their website link to their friends and family who can support their 3.1 mile run through the city. These additional fundraising efforts will support Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, a free emotional health support community where children, adults, families, and friends find their smile and laughter even in the midst of a cancer or grief journey.

Registration Prior to February 20: $25 (Includes official race t-shirt)

Late Registration on or after February 20: $30 (Includes official race t-shirt-shirt size is not guaranteed)

Looking to run with your four-legged friend? Sure! After the race, you can both celebrate at the People and Pets event at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse! This pup friendly event celebrates the entertainment and funny moments that pets bring to our lives. There will be giveaways, contests, a photo booth, and more! Click here for more details.

For more information contact Ashley Owen at aowen@gildasclubgr.org or 616.735.HAHA (4242).

– See more at: http://www.laughfestgr.org/show/funderwear-run/#sthash.yFESIz3Z.dpuf

Running with your dog? Here are the rules:

Owners: Only bring dogs (one dog per owner) that are well-behaved around other dogs and people; must be kept on a leash at all times on leashes no longer than 6 feet (no retractable leashes) and please keep it short at the start to avoid entanglement. We reserve the right to ask the owner and dog to leave if we feel that they are an endangerment to the other participants.

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