Grand Rapids

We are excited to host this event for a second year at Art Van Sports Complex!  Run through the candle-lit woods of Merrill Trails with your headlamp or flashlight.  Each mile will be marked by bluegrass music.  Once you make it to the finish line there will be live music and moonshine cocktails for all!  This 5K is great for the casual runner/walker and the serious trail racers.  Just like our bootleggin’ ancestors, see if you can make it through the moonlit woods to get to the stompin’ grounds, where you can enjoy moonshine cocktails  and flatfoot it to live music.


When and Where

Friday September 8th, 2017

Art Van Sports Complex
3300 Ten Mile Rd.
Rockford, MI 49431

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup Location TBD
Race Day: Friday, Sept 8th
  • Packet Pickup: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Pre-race Meeting: 8:05 PM
  • Race Start: 8:15 PM
  • Awards: 9:20 PM (approximately)
  • Music and Drinks until 10:30 PM

Entry Fees

Through May 31st Through July 15th Through August 15th Through Race Day
5k Individual $28 $33 $37 $42

Price does not include $5 parking fee.

What You Get With Your Registration

Each Registrant will receive:

  • Soft Cotton gender specific Race T-Shirt!  (Register by August 26th to guarantee a shirt.)

Men's T-shirt Women's T-shirt

  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21
  • Post-race LIVE bluegrass concert
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar

Timing / Awards

The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K will be chip timed.

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 20 and under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.


Parking will be available on site at The Art Van Sports Complex ($5 per car fee)

Rules & Guidelines


In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

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