Sat April 24, 2021 Jackson, MI 49201 US Directions

5k Run

9:00AM EDT

5k Walk

9:00AM EDT
117 W. Louis Glick Hwy
Jackson, MI US 49201

19th Annual Family Service & Children’s Aid 5K RUN and WALK.

The start and finish will be at the Grand River Brewery and includes the Armory Arts Trail, Jackson High campus, the historic prison, and various streets of downtown. 

GRB opens for brunch at 9:00am and event participants and their guests will get a 5% discount for their brunch, on the day of the event, by showing their race bib to their server.

Awards for Run & Walk
Awards given to the overall male and female winners, plus the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. 

Grab your friends and family! Awards will be given to the top three teams/families in both events. Two or more team/family members must compete in same event (Run or Walk) to qualify. The two fastest times of all team/family members participating will be averaged to determine winner. Please create a Team (link at top of page or choose create or join a team when registering) to enter.

Special pricing for families - Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $5/person.

Register by April 3rd to be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts available as supplies last after that date.

There will not be a kid fun run this year. Only the 5k run and 5k walk. 

Packet Pick up and Race Day Registration
Packet pick-up Friday, April 23, 2021 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Family Service & Children’s Aid (306 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI), Race day registration, to be held inside Grand River Brewery, from 8:00am - 8:50am.

Proceeds from the race go to Family Service & Children’s Aid.  Since 1944 Family Service & Children’s Aid has touched the lives of thousands of Michigan families in Jackson and Lenawee Counties through adoption, foster care, counseling, community and school based programs, substance abuse treatment, and other services for children and families.

The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

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.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support our cause and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($20 discount applied during checkout. Valid until April 11th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

This race is part of the 2021 ORS Race Series

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, mid-Michigan’s best physical therapy and sports performance coaching company presents the ORS Race Series with 10 races of all distances and challenge levels.

The Series’ mission is to provide incentives and opportunities for Jackson and surrounding communities to get fit and active.


Click HERE for course map.

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1st until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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