2022 Max's Race for The Davies Project

Sat June 25, 2022 East Lansing, MI 48824 US Directions

Max's Race for the Davies Project 5k run/walk

$32 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
300 spots left. Price increases after June 18, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Fun Runs

$10 10:00AM EDT
100 spots left. Price increases after June 18, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
542 Auditorium Rd
MSU Auditorium
East Lansing, MI US 48824

Max's Race will partner with The Davies Project in 2022 for our 17th annual 5k run/walk on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University.  Participate in-person  or virtually. Virtual participation could include running, walking, biking, swimming or kayaking in a place near you. Consider a scavenger hunt of Max's favorite things such as the moon, the color orange, or MSU's mascot Sparty to honor the legacy of Max who passed away at the age of 6 due to complications from meningitis. 

Proceeds from the event will support free round-trip rides to medical appointments for children facing serious health challenges.

All participants receive a short sleeve t-shirt and finishers medal.

Special family/group pricing: Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $5 per person. Valid for the 5k.

Run for FREE - details below!

Awards: Overall awards to top male and female finisher.  Awards to top 3 in each 5 year age group: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Virtual times will not be counted toward age group awards.

T-shirt: Participants registered prior to June 1, 2021 are guaranteed a race t-shirt. T-shirts available after that date as supplies last.  Youth sizes available for all events! 

Packet pickup: Friday, June 25th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Davies Project. Race packets can be shipped, starting June 18th for $8.

Race Day packet pickup: 7:30 am to 8:00 am morning of the race in front of the MSU Auditorium

Race Day Open/Flexible Start Time: To ensure proper social distancing, the race will not have a congregated start. Participants can chose to start their race anytime between 8AM and 8:15AM. Start the race anytime in that 15 minute window. When the starting line is free of other participants feel free to start the race. Your chip time does not start until you cross the starting line. 

Registration ends June 25th: There will be no race day registration available.

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

To become a sponsor, contact rich@thedaviesproject.org or call 616-240-3299

Photos will be available after the event and courtesy of Del Rio Images.

Race Contact Info
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Race Shirt - District Soft Tees

Finishers Medal

Each participant will receive a finishers medal

Run for FREE!

Donate $50 and you'll receive a FREE entry!

Steps how to receive a free entry:

1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race

2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the $50 donation level

3. Your discount (free entry) will be reflected in the cart during checkout.

* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first. 

* Valid for the 5k until the price increase on 6/19, then it's a $32 discount off the entry fee. 

Thank you for your support of our mission to provide free round-trip rides to medical appointments for children facing serious health challenges. Donations go to support this wonderful cause!

The Davies Project provides community-based, non-medical support for local families facing serious, long-term health challenges with a child. Volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments for children with a serious health condition, pregnant women, and for parents with a baby in the NICU if no car is available.

Watch Natalie Hool, Race Director for Max's Race , and Pam Miklavcic, Director of The Davies Project , talk about how Max's Race got started and how the Maxwell C. Matthews foundation collaborates with The Davies Project to help grieving families.  Click here to watch video.


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