Sat July 25, 2020 Directions
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5K Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Okemos Road just south of I-96 exit 110

Ele's Race 5K
Jackson National Life - Okemos, MI
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - Start time 8:00 a.m.

Ele's Race is an annual 5K Run/Walk that directly benefits Ele's Place - Lansing, a healing center for grieving children and teens. It's a fun-filled family event that helps to raise funds and awareness for Ele's Place. All Ele's Place bereavement support services are provided at no cost to families, thanks to our generous community and participants in Ele's Race 5k.

Location: Okemos, MI at the Jackson National Life Headquarters - on Okemos Road, just south of I-96 exit 110.  The official address is One Corporate Way, Lansing MI 48951. Click HERE for a map of the area.

Activities include:  Kids Dash (100 yards) and Kids Mile races - register for free at the event.  There will be family and drink...lots of entertainment and family fun!


Click HERE to see a course map.

Early Packet Pick-up
Friday, July 24, 2020 from 3:00 - 7:00pm
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Okemos Road just South of I-96.

Race Day Packet Pick-up
Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 6:30 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Okemos Road just South of I-96.


Dedicate a Memory Heart!

Ele’s Race participants and donors can remember loved ones who have died, by dedicating a memory heart to be placed along the “memory mile” of the Ele’s Race 5K. Memory Hearts are available for purchase for $20 each. You can purchase on-line when you register for the event or by going to the STORE link at the top of the page. Memory Hearts can be picked up during business hours at Ele’s Place, or by calling us at 517-482-1315. Memory hearts will also be available to purchase and pickup at Packet Pickup and at Ele’s Race.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

This race is part of the 2020 Greater Lansing Race Series. The series features 13 races from the Greater Lansing Area starting in March and ending in late September. There is no need to register for the race series itself. Simply register and participate in any of the race series events and you will be scored automatically! For more information and details, click the logo  to visit the GLARS website.


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.


Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Okemos Road just south of I-96 exit 110


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