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FUNderwear Run

Sunday March 9                                               Content Guideline: CLN

8:30a-Registration Opens                           $30

10:00a-Race Starts! (this is an untimed, fun run or walk!)

GRCC Ford Fieldhouse



Join LaughFest sans your Sunday Best for the first annual 5K FUNderwear Run, presented by Universal Forest Products.

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This unique race invites participants to wear their finest (and funniest!) underwear over their running clothes in support of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids! So forget black tie, there is a NEW dress code in town for fundraising events-underwear! Help us bring laughter and awareness of emotional health to the streets of Grand Rapids. Hey, when else can you run (or walk!) around in your underwear and NOT have it end with a ride in the back seat of a fancy car with flashing lights?


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)


Participants of the FUNderwear Run are also encouraged to do some additional fundraising at Just click “Become a Fundraiser” at the top of the page.

From there, runners can send their unique website link to their friends and family who can support their drafty 3.1 mile trek through the city.

These additional fundraising efforts through 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.


Hey dogs! Make sure your owners reads this note if they plan on dressing you up in underwear and bringing you to the run!

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.

After the race, you both can head over to the People and Pets event at GRCC Ford Fieldhouse! This fun event celebrates the entertainment and funny moments pets bring to our lives. There will be giveaways, contests, a photo booth, and more! Click here to see more about the event.

Questions? Contact Ashley Owen at or 616.735.HAHA (4242).


If you would like to sign-up via form instead of online, please click here to download the form.



Thanks to our sponsors!

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