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This race is put on by the Michigan Running Foundation with proceeds supporting youth running in Michigan. In 2019 over $70K in grants were given. This is a fantastic 5k on Thanksgiving morning that the entire family will love. Runners and Walkers of all abilities are welcome!
This year the race will be set up with an open/flexible start line. Sign up for one of the 3 time slots; 8am to 9am, 9am to 10am, 10am to 11am. We are limiting the number of participants per time slot to 250 at this time. There will be no crowded mass start. Keep an eye on the start line and begin your race when it is free of other participants. No more than 5 people will start at a time. The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing. You do not have to feel rushed to get to the starting line. Start when you are ready and at your own pace.
Pricing now until 11/19 at 11:59 pm: - Individual Entry Fee $25. Under age 18 - $20. Family of 3 or more Entry Fee $20/person (all participants must sign up at the same time). Register by end of day Thursday, 11/19 to be guaranteed a shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed after the 19th and available as supplies last. The shirts are VERY popular so we suggest registering early to secure one!
Pricing 11/20 to11/25 at 11:59 PM- $30 no age based pricing and no family discounts. No shirt guarantee, available as supplies last.
No race day registration this year.
Course: Scenic accurate 5k on the Lansing River Trail.
Timing mats at start and finish: The runners time will not start until they cross the mats at the start so everyone's time will be accurate. Disposable chips in the bib.
Awards: Overall, Master and Grand Maser Champion. Medals to top 3 places in each age group, male and female. Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & up. Awards will be available at Playmakers starting Friday November 27th.
Packet pick up and registration: At Playmakers, Tuesday 11/24 and Wednesday 11/25 from 10 am to 8 pm. Registration: $30 no shirt guarantee or family discount. If you are running the virtual event you are encouraged to pick up your shirt at packet pick-up. If you are unable to there is a $5 shipping fee and your shirt will be shipped to you. Race day packet pick up at Adado Park starting at 7am
NO Race day registration this year
Virtual race details are listed above at the top of the page. Click HERE (side menu if you are viewing on a mobile device)
Long sleeve Gildan 50/50 blend t-shirt. 2020 t-shirt color is maroon!
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