Cinco de Mayo 5K

Sat May 2, 2020 Lansing, MI US 48911 Directions

5k Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 22, 2020 at 7:52am EST

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

$25 Registration Opens February 19, 2020 at 9:00am EST
4900 N. Aurelius Rd.
Lansing, MI US 48911

Cafecito Caliente wishes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with its Inaugural Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk on Lansing's south side. The race highlights include running the River Trail which this part of it, happens to be mostly shaded and was well received in last years September 5K.

The course starts at Maguire Park and continues into Hawk Island. The scenery changes into the woods next to the water on the parks west side of Lansing's River Trail. One mile into the park is the turnaround and finishes back at Maguire Park.

Cost: Before April 20, 2019: Adults $25 Students $15 (Student pricing is anyone under 18 and will automatically be applied during checkout)
After April 21, 2019: Adults $30 Students $20
Race Day: Adults $35 Students $25

Register by end of day 4/20 to be guaranteed a shirt! T-shirts available as supplies last after that date.

Run as a family/group and save! - Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $5 per participant.

SWAG!!!  Each participant will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal and a shot glass with our logo. Sorry, the shot glass is only for anyone over 21 years old.

Packet Pickup will be Friday, May 1, 2020 from 2:00pm to 7:30pm at Sir Pizza Grand Café in Lansing's Old Town and again on Saturday, May 2, 2020 beginning at 8:00am.

Awards; Award to overall male and female and each division winner.
Age divisions: 10 to 15, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79.

Portion of the proceeds go to Capital Area Latina Youth (CALY). The mission of CALY is to create a network of Lansing-area Latina youth to foster empowerment, education, cultural advancement, and leadership among Latina youth in middle school and high school. Want to save on your entry fee?! Learn how below with a donation!

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

Donate and SAVE!

When you donate $50 you'll receive $10 off your entry fee, when you donate $25 you'll receive $5 off your entry fee. Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50 or $25, your discount will be taken during checkout.

Virtual 5k

If you cannot make the Cinco de Mayo 5K run/walk in person, but would still like to support our amazing cause, you can complete the Virtual Cinco de Mayo 5k!  A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  All participants will receive a finishers medal, t-shirt and shot glass (21 and over only).

What: This is a Virtual 5K, so you choose your own course and time yourself.

When: Complete your race any time on or before May 5, 2019! *T-shirts and medals will ship by the end of May.

Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself. E-mail with your results. Not required however you may include more formal results from your Garmin, treadmill, any other fitness tracking device, etc.. Again this is not required, all we need is your distance and your time via email. 

Why: The virtual option is for those who can't be at the event but want to support CALY.

Cost:  The price is $25 until April 20th and then $30 thereafter. That includes your medal, t-shirt, and shot glass (21 and over only).



* Shot glass for 21 and over only - picture not to scale ;)

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 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 1, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. 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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