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Frances 5K + Festival

Sun September 12, 2021 Lansing, MI 48910 US Directions


REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12:00pm SEPTEMBER 11th. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGRISTRATION. Please feel free to still come join the festival, registration is not required to participate in the other festivities!

The Frances 5K will celebrate the life of Frances Nambi Kaneene on her heavenly birthday, September 12th. It will be held along the Hawk Island trails where she ran for over two decades, even during treatment. The location has a beach, playgrounds, lake and, most of all, is blessed by her spirit, by way of her ashes. We hope you will join for a day to walk or run and then, stay to be in community with each other, food, music, live performances and more.

To those who would like to participate virtually, we invite you to sign up and participate from a far, and you will receive all of your gifts + a race t-shirt to right to your door -- and well as have opportunities to stream the music festival portion.

All proceeds will support the Frances Kaneene Scholarship at Michigan State University to provide students at MSU, who were her heart and soul.

Summary of the Day:

8:30 - 8:50 / MSU Pre-Show 

MSU Drumline

MSU Cheer & Dance Team 



8:50 / Welcome Address 

8:55 / National Anthem Performed Live


9:00 - 10:00 / Race

9am - 1pm / Massages

9:45 - 10am / Mini Tai Chi Session

9:45 - 10am / Mini Yoga Session 


10:0am / Words of Gratitude / Intro the Festival

10:00am - 1:00pm / Live Performances 

Kuungana African Drum & Dance
Ladies First A Capella
AOTA Hip Hop
KT the Conscious Poet
*11am (Special Pause & Surprise Tribute @ the exact time she was born)

Color Me Music Jazz
Spartan Dischords A Capella
HappenDance Dance Troupe
*12pm (Grand Prizes Announced)

Accafellas A Capella
Capitol Green A Capella
Afro-Beat Finale

Food Trucks from:

Picnic Food Truck

Got Smoke BBQ

Shove It Pizza

Melting Moments

JW Kettle Corn

Foster Espresso Bar

Smoothie Queen

Crepe Nation

Breakfast Burrito Truck

Uncle John's Cider Mill

& more! 


Hawk Island
1601 E Cavanaugh Rd
Lansing, MI US 48910

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