Save The Date!
Friday, Sept 18th 2020

We are excited for our 2nd year at Blanford. Join us for a great 5k trail run at Blandford Nature Center in the City of Grand Rapids. Limited to the first 300 runners.

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West Side Longest Day 5K Trail Run 

Friday September 18th, 2020 6:15 PM

Welcome The Longest Day 5k

 Join us for an exciting and fun 5k trail run.     The race will be Friday, September 18th  –  @ Blandford Nature Center –  You will run and walk the trails through Blandfords 260+ acres property.  Join us for this great event in the City of Grand Rapids.

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Longest Day

More Information

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup the day before the race June 18th at West Side Christian School 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 955 Westend NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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 5:00pm.

The Trails

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.


  • 4:45pm – Start Arriving
  • 5:20pm – Live Music and Freshly Grilled Food and Beverage available.
  • 5:45pm – Kids Run (approx. ½ mile run)
  • 6:15pm – 5k Trail Run  (since there are over 200 runners we will have a staggered start.)
  • 7:30pm – Awards Presentation
  • 9:00pm – Last Call
  • 9:15pm – End of the Evening.

About Race

The Longest Day  5k Trail Run is brought to you by West Side Christian School

Run for a cause and have an impact on the West Side of Grand Rapids. Sign up to run or walk to benefit our community and help raise funds to provide opportunities for students to learn in and through nature. Also, a portion of the race proceeds will help kids connect to the great outdoors through Blandford Nature Center.

Contact Us

Contact Us for more information. If you are interested in sponsership or just have a question to ask, fill out the information below. Email : [email protected]