Run for the Young

Sat September 5, 2020 Lansing, MI US 48906 Directions
1745 Granger Meadows Ln
Lansing, MI US 48906

Start off your Labor Day weekend with a 5k or mile at Granger Meadow Park in Dewitt Township. We have a flexible start time from 9:00 to 10:00 am. This will allow ample social distancing at the start of the race, along the course, and at the finish line. The race is chipped timed with T-shirts, live results and awards. 

Family Fun Event: This is a great event to bring the family. We have a 5k and mile that you and your children can start anytime between 9 and 10 am. To help encourage our young people to run and stay active we have made the entry fee for 18 and under only $5 (includes T-shirt!). Entry fee for adults before September 2nd is only $20. Register 2 adults and 2 children for $50.

Stay fit: If you are looking for a fitness goal to keep you motivated during these challenging times here is an accurate, flat 5k to run or walk.

We have a FULL stay safe race plan in place, see below for all the details.  

The entry fee is $20 until 9/1, $25 from 9/2 to 9/4, and $30 race day.  Register early for the discounted fee and to guarantee a shirt! To encourage youth and families to run the race, the fee for participants 18 and under is only $5 ($10 after 9/1)

Results: Your accurate chip time and current overall and age group place will be texted to your phone and live on this site.  Please remember your overall and age group place will not be final until the last person has crossed the finish line at approximately 11:00 am.

Age Group Awards: 5k Run/Walk -  Playmakers Gift Certificate to top 3 in age group. Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-12 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+    1 Mile - Playmakers Gift Certificate to the top 10 Female and Male.   Available at Playmakers after the event

Proceeds from the race go to support High School and Middle School Cross Country and Track programs, and Youth Running Clubs thru the Michigan Running Foundation grant program.

Stay Safe Race Procedures for 2020

Flexible start time: Start the race any time between 9am and 10am. There will be no crowded mass start. Keep an eye on the start line and begin your race when it is free of other participants. No more than 5 people will start at a time.  The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing. You do not have to feel rushed to get to the starting line. Start when you are ready and at your own pace.

Packet Pickup/Check-in area:  The packet pickup/check-in area will be spaced out to allow ample room for social distancing. All race volunteers will be wearing a mask. We encourage participants to wear a mask when picking up their packet. Packet pick up will be held on race day September 5, starting at 8 am until 9:45 am at the pavilion in the park

Staff and Volunteers: All staff and volunteers will wear a face mask.

Participants: We encourage participants to wear a face mask while picking up their packet and at the start of the race. 

Fluid Stations: We will provide bottled water at the finish of the race. There will be no fluid stations on the course. Bring your own water for the course.

Hand Sanitizer will be located in various areas near packet pickup


5k Course Map

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1 Mile Course Map

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Race Contact Info

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