Frances 5K

Sun September 12, 2021 Lansing, MI 48910 US Directions

IN PERSON Frances 5K Walk/Run

$30 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends September 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

VIRTUAL Frances 5K Walk/Run

$30 Registration ends September 11, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

The Frances 5K will celebrate the life of Frances Nambi Kaneene on her heavenly birthday, September 12th. It will be held along the Hawk Island trails where she ran for over two decades, even during treatment. The location has a beach, playgrounds, lake and, most of all, is blessed by her spirit, by way of her ashes. We hope you will join for a day to walk or run and then, stay to be in community with each other, food, music, live performances and more.

To those who would like to participate virtually, we invite you to sign up and participate from a far, and you will receive all your gifts + a race t-shirt to right to your door.

The race proceeds will support the Frances Kaneene Scholarship at Michigan State University to provide students in her department, who were her heart and soul, opportunities to study abroad. To donate lieu of participation, please feel free to do so under the Donate tab.

Summary of the day:




MSU Drumline

MSU Dance Team

MSU Cheerleading Team

Vocalist, Shantel Hamilton 



Spartan Dischords A Capella

Ladies First A Capella

Capital Green A Capella

Dancer, Brandon Rose 

Jazz Artist, Greg Vadnais

Soul band, 496 Wet



Foster Coffee Espresso Bar 

Smoothie Queen Cart


Picnic Farm-to-Table Food Truck

Got Smoke BBQ Food Truck

Shove It Pizza Food Truck

Melting Moments Ice Cream Cart


Michigan Running Foundation

Playmakers Fitness Foundation

Michigan State University

Michigan Athletic Club

People's Church

Dusty's Cellar

Great Harvest

With love,

The family and friends of Frances Nambi Kaneene


Hawk Island
1601 E Cavanaugh Rd
Lansing, MI US 48910
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