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Join us as we kick off the Traffic Jam'in Festival with a flat, scenic 5k run and 5k walk around the lake and nearby neighborhood. Finish strong in front of our community Events Park Pavilion while listening to live music! Water station at the 1/2 way mark and refreshments and award ceremony following the 5K. Music on the course!
Start time for the 5k Run and 5k Walk is 7:30 pm
Mile Start time is 7 pm
Medals and complimentary beverage for all 5K finishers. (image of medal below)
Overall Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of Open (all ages), Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) in the 5k Run, and 5k Walk.
Age Groups Awards to the top 3 places in each age group: Awards will be made by local artisans from the Grass Lake area.
5k Run age groups: 0-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69. 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
5k Walk age groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Back by popular demand, local homemade treats after the races! These cookies were a HUGE hit last year and we are SO excited to have them back again this year. YUM!
Tech style t-shirts again this year in both Men and Women sizes! Shirts guaranteed to registrations received by 6/23/23. Shirts available as supplies last after that date.
Packet Pickup information:
Wednesday, July 12th, 4-8pm at the Grass Lake Farmer's Market, GL Community Events Park, 120 Brown St.
Thursday, July 13th from 8am-10am and 4pm-6pm. and race day Friday, July 14th from 8am to 10am at the Roaming Goat, 115 S. Lake St., Grass Lake. You may also pick up your packet Friday right before the race from 5 to 6:30 pm at the starting area of the race.
Be sure to pre-register for the race! There is no race day registration. On-line registration will remain open until 11:59 pm on Thursday, July 13th.
Team Discount: Form a Team of 4 or more and receive a $5 per person team discount. Team members 1-3 will receive a $5 refund once member 4 joins. Member 4+ will automatically pay $5 less. Join in the fun!
Race day parking: Festival guests can park in the following locations:
Michigan Ave. downtown Grass Lake
Village Parking Lot between Drake St. and S. Lake St.
Grass Lake County Park
1st Methodist and Federated Church Parking Lots at Michigan Ave. and Lafayette St.
Stone's 1 Stop Auto
Grass Lake Township Office lot
Production Realty Office - 230 W. Michigan Ave.
The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be live during the race and posted on this site.
2022 medal shown for reference. 2023 image coming soon! All 5k participants will receive a custom finishers medal, designed by one of our Grass Lake Road Runner members.
2022 t-shirt image show, 2023 image coming soon!
Tech style t-shirts in both Men and Women sizes! Shirts guaranteed to registrations received by 6/23/23. Shirts available as supplies last after that date.
Women shirt sizing information
Men shirt sizing information
2022 awards shown, 2023 images coming soon!
Mugs for overall M/F, overall M/F Masters and overall M/F Grandmasters (note the mug will have the race logo on it)
Coaster for 1st place in age group
Ornaments for 2nd and 3rd place in age groups
This race is part of the 2023 ORS Race Series
ORS is proud to be the title sponsor of the ORS Race Series with races of all distances and challenge levels throughout the year.
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists is the leading physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance coaching company in the Jackson area.
The ORS Race Series mission is to create and support opportunities for Jackson and the surrounding communities to get out and move, and to support a healthy and fit lifestyle for all ages.
To learn more click here: ORS Race Series
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