It's a run that encourages you to show off your long johns! The Long John Run benefiting Mel Trotter Ministries is next weekend. John van der Veen from Christ Church joined the Weekend Morning News team with the fun details.

Are long johns required? No, but they are encouraged! "Put on your best long johns, thermal underwear, red union suit, pajamas, white knickers, winter knickers, paul bunyan's, long handlers, hillbilly wedding outfit, or canadian tuxedo and get out of your log cabin or house (off your duff) and run/walk 4 miles," encouraged John.

"The Long John Run was created to help raise money for those who are in great need here in the Grand Rapids area. Proceeds from our events will be donated to local missions/ministries/organizations. In addition, we are collecting socks for the homeless. Yep - socks," he explained.

It's happening November 12, at Christ Church on Breton at 8AM. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 day of. Click here for more information.