Whitehills 5K Run/Walk

Sat August 24, 2019 East Lansing, MI US 48823 Directions

Whitehills 5K Run/Walk

9:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
1650 Kendale Blvd
East Lansing, MI US 48823
Missed online registration? You can still join us! Onsite registration is available Friday and Saturday at packet pick-up. See below for times and locations!

The Fifth Annual Whitehills 5K Run/Walk Race will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019. The course is measured and chip-timed. There is also a free half-mile Kids Fun Run (no registration necessary). Race proceeds will go toward needs identified by Whitehills Elementary School, which serves a diverse population. About 30% of Whitehills students receive free and reduced lunch; race profits allow the Whitehills School Association to serve the needs of our entire student population (see recently funded projects here). Come and enjoy the beautiful tree lined streets through the Whitehills neighborhood and enjoy refreshments after the race. All ages and abilities welcome! 

Construction Notice

In June 2019, the current Whitehills Elementary building was demolished, clearing the way for a brand-new building to be constructed in 2019-20. During this transitional year, the Whitehills students and staff will move together to a different building.

The race committee has worked closely with school and public officials to determine the safest course for our race participants; the map linked here is the final route, approved by City of East Lansing officials. The race DOES NOT begin at the school as in past years. It will begin and end on Woodland Pass. If you are using a GPS to find parking, set it for one of the parking lots: 271 Woodland Pass OR 1650 Kendale Blvd., East Lansing. You'll be able to see the start line and packet-pick-up area from there!

Course Notes
  • Street 5K: This is a fast course with a couple of gentle hills, and is a great course for novice runners, younger participants, senior racers, and anyone in between! Strollers are welcome (will start in back of main group), but no dogs are allowed unless they are service animals.
  • Restrooms: Since Whitehills Elementary School will have been demolished by race day, there will be porta-potties available at the start/finish line. 
Entry Fees
  • $20 (pre-registration) for ages 10 and up (includes shirt) through June 30
  • $25 (pre-registration) for ages 10 and up (includes shirt) July 1-August 20
  • $30 for ages 10 and up (shirt not guaranteed) August 21 through race day
  • $15 (pre-registration) for ages 5-9 (includes shirt), add $5 race day
  • FREE for 5K Run/Walk for 0-4 years with an adult (no need to register; no chipped bib given)
  • FREE for Kids Fun Run (no need to register; no chipped bib given)
Race Times
  • 8:45am – Kids Fun Run Warmup (optional and free!)
  • 9:00am – Kids Fun Run (about a half mile, no registration needed)
  • 9:30am – 5K Run/Walk
Packet Pick Up & Parking
  • Packet pick up AND ONSITE REGISTRATION Friday, August 23 6:00-7:00pm and beginning at 8:00am on race day.
    • Packet pick-up location for Friday is the Mayberry Homes parking lot at 1650 Kendale Blvd.
    • Packet pick-up on race day will be on the grassy area at Woodland Pass and Stanlake Drive.
  • Participants will be able to park at various businesses along Woodland Pass. We have obtained permission for our participants to park in the Mayberry Homes lot at 1650 Kendale Blvd., and at the office building at 271 Woodland Pass. Please note that the building owners make no representations, promises or warranties with respect to use of the parking lots; all parking is at the user’s sole risk. 
  • Kids Fun Run - each participant receives a special prize; no registration is needed for this half mile run
  • 5K Run/Walk - finisher medals, male and female overall, 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age bracket
    • Brackets: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
    • Top male and female winners will each receive a Playmakers gift card.
    • Top three male and female winners in each age division will receive a medal.
  • In addition to the age-division prizes, we will award special prizes to:
    • Fastest family - fastest average time for a group of three or more registered finishers from the same family
    • Best Whitehills spirit - show off your Wolf Pack spirit (single or group award to be given at judges' discretion)
    • Farthest travel - award to registered finisher who traveled the farthest to participate in the Whitehills 5K
    • Oldest and youngest registered finishers
Thank you in advance to all of our volunteers, sponsors, and race participants!
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Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.

Race Sponsors

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors below, our anticipated expenses are completely covered, which means that EVERY PENNY of your registration fee will go directly back to the school to support our students! This race is a major fundraiser for the non-profit Whitehills School Association, allowing us to continue to support the school’s students and staff. 

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.whitehills5k.com.