Whitehills 5K Run/Walk - CANCELLED

Sun September 13, 2020 East Lansing, MI 48823 US Directions

Whitehills 5K Run/Walk

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
2020 Whitehills 5K Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that our Sixth Annual Whitehills 5K has been cancelled due to the uncertainty about feasibility of large gatherings in this time of global health crisis. We had planned to begin the race in front of our brand-new school building to kick off the academic year, but have made the difficult decision to cancel so we can devote volunteer resources to other creative methods of fundraising for Whitehills Elementary. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in 2021 for a safe, healthy, better-than-ever Whitehills 5K!

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

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

621 Pebblebrook Lane
East Lansing, MI US 48823

The sixth Annual Whitehills 5K Run/Walk Race will be held Sunday September,13th 2020. 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! 

New Date Notice

In June 2019, the current Whitehills Elementary building was demolished, clearing the way for a brand-new building to be built.  The new building will be done by late August 2020, which means a new date in September for the race will be better for all participants to see the new building.

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: New Whitehills Elementary School will be partially open to use bathrooms.
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-September 8th.
  • $30 for ages 10 and up (shirt not guaranteed) September 9th-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
  • 8:30 am – Kids Fun Run Warmup (optional and free!)
  • 8:45 am – Kids Fun Run (about a half mile, no registration needed)
  • 9:00 am – 5K Run/Walk
Packet Pick Up & Parking
  • Packet pick up AND ONSITE REGISTRATION Saturday, September 12th  10-11 am and beginning at 7:30 am on race day.
    • Packet pick-up location for Saturday and Sunday is at Whitehills Elementary school @ 621 Pebblebrook Lane.
  • Participants will be able to park at Whitehills Elementary school parking lot, and along Pebblebrook lane.
  • 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!
Refer friends and get a $10 refund

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

The sponsors listed below generously supported the Fifth Annual Whitehills 5K in 2019. We will update this area with current sponsors as commitments are made. 

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors below, our expenses for 2019 were completely covered, which means that EVERY PENNY of your registration fee went 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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