Cinco de Mayo 5K

Sat May 2, 2020 Lansing, MI US 48911 Directions

Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after April 20, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

$25 Price increases after April 20, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Cinco de Mayo 5k Cancelled!

Given the current global contingency of, COVID -19, or Coronavirus, and the orders/instructions issued by the federal and state governments for the prevention of COVID19, the sporting, civic and cultural events of our organization Cafecito Caliente, are cancelled until further notice.

The hope is that everything will return to a sense of normalcy and the Cafecito Caliente 5k Run/Walk will still be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the Cesar E. Chavez Plaza in Old Town, Lansing, Michigan. Passionate runners are rarely stopped. Rain, wind, snow, cold, or bad knees are merely obstacles for the passionate runner. It is our hope at Cafecito Caliente that nothing like this, will ever get in our way ever again. 

We would like to offer a complete refund. 

The safety and health of our members, our team, and our entire community are of the utmost priority to us. Therefore, the following event organized by Cafecito Caliente, will be cancelled. 
We appreciate your understanding, reiterating our priority commitment to guarantee the safety of each and every one of our participants and the general public.
Sein Paul Benavides
Race Director of the “Cinco de Mayo 5K RunWalk”
Executive Director of Cafecito Caliente


Here Are Your Options:

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

505 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI US 48911

Cafecito Caliente wishes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with its Inaugural Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk on Lansing's south side. The race highlights include starting in front of the stadium, heading down Michigan Ave. turning South onto Museum Dr. to Lansing's River Trail. We turn around and head North on the River Trail through Rotary Park, almost to Cesar E. Chavez Plaza turning around and heading back South on the River Trail back to Michigan Ave and back in front of the stadium. 

Saturday, May 2, 2020 is also the date for the Hispanic Heritage Night at the stadium as the Lansing Lugnut's bring out the popular Lansing Loco's jerseys. There will be a festival filled with a live band, food trucks, kids activities and vendors right in front of the stadium beginning at 3:00pm. The 5k begins at 9:00am while the Loco's take the field at 6:05pm. What can we say but Vamos Locos on Cinco de Mayo!

Cost: Now until April 20, 2020: Adults $25 Students $15 (Student pricing is anyone under 18 and will automatically be applied during checkout)
April 21, 2020 to Race day: Adults $30 Students $20
Race Day: Adults $35 Students $25

Register by end of day 4/20 to be guaranteed a shirt! T-shirts available as supplies last after that date.

Run as a family/group and save! - Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $5 per participant.

SWAG!!!  Each participant will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal and a shot glass with our logo. Sorry, the shot glass is only for anyone over 21 years old.

Packet Pickup will be Friday, May 1, 2020 from 2:00pm to 7:30pm at Sir Pizza Grand Café in Lansing's Old Town and again on Saturday, May 2, 2020 beginning at 8:00am.

Awards; Award to overall male and female and each division winner.
Age divisions: 10 to 15, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79.

A portion of the proceeds go to the Latino Advisory Committee which provides scholarships to Latino students in the Lansing School District. The Latino Advisory Committee was created in April of 1972 to recognize, educate and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children. We work in partnership with the Lansing School District to advocate for Latino families and their students throughout the calendar year.

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at

Donate and SAVE!

When you donate $50 you'll receive $10 off your entry fee, when you donate $25 you'll receive $5 off your entry fee. Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50 or $25, your discount will be taken during checkout.

Virtual 5k

If you cannot make the Cinco de Mayo 5K run/walk in person, but would still like to support our amazing cause, you can complete the Virtual Cinco de Mayo 5k!  A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  All participants will receive a finishers medal, t-shirt and shot glass (21 and over only).

What: This is a Virtual 5K, so you choose your own course and time yourself.

When: Complete your race any time on or before May 2, 2020! *T-shirts and medals will ship by the end of May.

Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself. E-mail with your results. Not required however you may include more formal results from your Garmin, treadmill, any other fitness tracking device, etc.. Again this is not required, all we need is your distance and your time via email. 

Why: The virtual option is for those who can't be at the event but want to support the Latino Advisory Committee

Cost:  The price is $25 until April 20th and then $30 thereafter. That includes your medal, t-shirt, and shot glass (21 and over only).



* Shot glass for 21 and over only - picture not to scale ;)

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1st until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.


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