Race Information

Information2019-06-20T09:06:06-05:00

Additional Location Information

Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW  Grand Rapids, MI  49504(MAP)

Race Day Information

  • Schedule for June 21, 2019
  • 5:15pm – Start Arriving
  • 5:30pm – Live Music and Freshly Grilled Food and Beverage available.
  • 6:00pm – Kids Run (approx. ½ mile run)
  • 6:30pm – 5k Trail Run  (since there are over 200 runners we will have a staggered start.)
  • 7:30pm – Awards Presentation
  • 9:00pm – Last Call
  • 9:30pm – End of the Evening.

Parking

We will be gathering at the Milo St. NW entrance ( 3143 Milo St. ) by the barn.  There is no parking lot.  We strongly encourage you to use the free shuttle that originates at Westview Church at 2929 Leonard NW.  Shuttles will be running at about 10-minute intervals and start at 5:00 pm.

The Course

Since we have had a lot of rain this Spring, there are areas of the trail where you may encounter some muddy conditions.  Please be aware that this is a trail run and there are also some trip hazards like tree roots and small stumps.  We have done our best to mark these but please be aware.

About This Event

Welcome to the 8th Annual West Side Longest Day 5k Trail Run/Walk.  The Race and Walk will be held on the trails of Blandford Nature Center.  This family-friendly event will also feature fresh food and live entertainment to help kick off the summer season.

Race Finish

When you finish the race be sure that you receive your commemorative glass and food/beverage tickets.  If you are 21 years of age or older you will receive a yellow wristband and a yellow beverage ticket for a free beer from DeHop’s Brewery.

Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

Packet pickup the day before the race at West Side Christian School 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 955 Westend NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Awards

Awards will be given at the end of the race

Course
The 5K trail course will be throughout Blandford Nature Center. Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW  Grand Rapids, MI  49504