The Brainy Day Trail Run is managed entirely by volunteers. Each year, our planning committee spends countless hours organizing the race ensuring that runners enjoy their race experience. Rest assured, the fees you pay to participate in The Brainy Day Trail Run is never used to compensate our committee members.

Kevin Curley

Kevin Curley

Race Director

Kevin joined the Brainy Day committee in 2013, taking over as Race Director for the 2018 race. When he’s not volunteering for Brainy Day, he works as a Media Buyer for Synergi Media in Zeeland. With Kevin’s background in marketing and his enthusiasm for running, we have been able to expand our digital reach and attract new runners to the event.

Kathryn Maki

Kathryn Maki

Associate Race Director

Kathryn joined the Brainy Day committee as part of the 2018 planning group. She is an active member of the Grand Haven Running Club and is passionate in making Brainy Day a success. Her running adventures have brought her all across the United States. When she’s not planning, she works as a Civil Engineer in Muskegon.

Alana Garcia

Alana Garcia

Awards & Shirts

Alana, a champion marathon runner, joined the Brainy Day team in 2014. Joining her husband Kevin on the committee, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the committee as a lifelong runner. She is also a Physical Therapist with Spectrum Health and is one of a handful of Neurological Clinical Specialists in Michigan.

Betty Schohl

Betty Schohl

Finance Manager

Betty Schohl is excited to have found the Grand Haven Running Club after recently moving to Spring Lake from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was actively involved in the Knoxville Track Club. She was a frequent volunteer at club races, a race director for seven years, and served as executive director of the 1700-member club for three years. She ran competitively for nearly 20 years across all distances, from 5ks to the Boston Marathon.

Not Pictured: Sandy Boven