Cristo Rey's Run For Giving 5K Run/Walk (Draft)

Sat August 1 - Sat October 10, 2020 Directions
This Race is in Draft Mode

5k Run/Walk (Flexible Start Time from 9-10am)

$30 $25 10/10 9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
230 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

$25 Registration ends October 10, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
On the Lansing River Trail Starting in Old Town (Fish Ladder Parking Lot)

Come join us on the Lansing River Trail, Saturday, October 10th for Cristo Rey's 8th Annual Run For Giving 5K Run/Walk. We will have a flexible start time from 9:00 to 10:00 am to allow for social distancing at the start of the race, along the course, and at the finish line. Our race will have chipped timing with live results.

We have a FULL stay safe race plan in place, see below for all the details.  

Early bird pricing starts at $25 and will last until August 31st, pricing will be $30 from September 1st to October 3rd, and $35 one week before the event. Register early to secure the early bird pricing! Proceeds from this event will go towards empowering those in vulnerable situations in our community through our Food Access Programs, Personal Needs Program, Family Health Center, Counseling Center, and our Financial Empowerment Center.



Flexible start time: Start the race any time between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. There will be no crowded mass start. Begin your race when it is free of other participants. No more than 5 people will start at a time. Start when you are ready and at your own pace.

Packet Pickup/Check-in area:  We suggest that you take advantage of our packet pick up time at playmakers, from _____, October ___. We will also provide packet pick up the day of the race from 8:30 am to 10:00 am near the start/finish line at registration. The packet pickup/check-in area will be spaced out to allow for social distancing. 

T-shirts: T-shirts will be guaranteed to registrants who sign up before ______. T-shirts distributed at packet pick up at playmakers or at packet pick up on race day.  

Masks: We ask that everyone wear a mask during packet pickup and we suggest that all participants wear a mask before and after the race. All staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks. Please feel free to walk or run in a mask if you feel more comfortable with this. 

Results: Your accurate chip time and current overall and age group place will be live on this site.  Please remember your overall and age group place will not be final until the last person has crossed the finish line at approximately 1pm.

Awards: We will not have an awards ceremony. Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female and the 1st place winner in each age group (men and women). Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Fluid Stations: We will provide bottled water at the finish of the race. There will be no water stations, so please bring your own water for the course.

Sanitation Stations: Hand sanitizer will be available at registration and hand washing stations will be available near the porta potties. 

Parking: Please feel free to park in the Brenke Fish Ladder parking lot. 

Note: In the unlikely case that we would have to cancel this in person race because of extreme and unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we would move all race entries to be virtual.



Want to run from a distance? If you cannot join us the day of but would still like to support those in vulnerable situations in our community, sign up for Cristo Rey's Run For Giving 5K Virtual Run/Walk! 

Location: Choose your own course!

Date: Complete your race and send us your time by October 10th to be included in our prize competitions.

T-shirts: T-shirts guaranteed for registrants who sign up before ____. T-shirts can be picked up at Playmakers for free, or can be sent in the mail for $10. 

Prize Competitions (runners may enter both):

1. Coolest Course. Take a selfie from where you are walking/running and the "coolest course" winner will get a gift card! Others may be featured on social media. Submit your photo here!

2. Farthest Distance from Cristo Rey. Submit your location/picture of your course and the runner/walker who is the farthest away from Cristo Rey will win a gift card! Others may be featured on social media. Submit your location and photo here!

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!  Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

Steps how to receive a free entry:

1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race

2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the $50 donation level

3. Your discount (free entry) will be reflected in the cart during checkout.

* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first. 

Thank you for supporting Cristo Rey Community Center’s mission to provide access to basic need services to the poor & vulnerable in our community.

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 a Grand Prize! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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On the Lansing River Trail Starting in Old Town (Fish Ladder Parking Lot)


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