Gilda's seventh annual Laughfest has opened it's registration for various activities. The 2017 Laughfest is schedule for March 9-19.

According to the Gilda's Club news release, this years main festivities will include fan favorites: the Laughfest Showcases, FUNderwear Run, and the Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge.

Applications to participate in the various showcases are being accepted online through Dec. 18, 2016. The showcase performances are open to individuals of all ages and groups of any size are encouraged to register.

The FUNdwear Run is a 5K race and walk that invites participants to wear their finest and funniest underwear over their running clothes. Those who register early will have a chance to get a limited edition FUNderwear Run t-shirt and medal for participation.

The SFFAC is a free adventure challenge where teams of two to four people race across areas of downtown, competing in fun and wacky time challenges for prizes. This portion of Laughfest is presented by Blue Cross Blue Sheild and Blue Care Network of Michigan as a part of the Meijer Family Friendly Series.

Proceeds from the festival and donations raised will go to support the free cancer, grief and emotional health programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

Anyone interested in participating in any of the fun can register at or call 616-735-4242.