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This race is put on by the Michigan Running Foundation with proceeds supporting youth running in Michigan. In 2017 over $69K 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!
Pricing now until 11/22: - Individual Entry Fee $20. Under age 18 - $18. Family of 3 or more Entry Fee $18/person (all participants must sign up at the same time). Register by Friday, 11/22 to be guaranteed a shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed after the 22nd and available as supplies last. The shirts are VERY popular so we suggest registering early to secure one!
Pricing 11/22 to11/27 - $25 no shirt guarantee, no age based pricing and no family discounts.
Pricing race day Thursday 11/28 entry fee $30 - no shirt guarantee, no age based pricing and no family discounts.
Course: Scenic accurate and fast 5k through Downtown Lansing passing the State Capitol Christmas Tree. Clocks at the mile marks.
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: $25 Playmakers Gift Certificate to Overall, Master and Grand Maser Champion. $10 Gift Certificate to all age group winners! - 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
Packet pick up and registration: ($25 no shirt guarantee or family discount) at Playmakers Tuesday 11/26 and Wednesday 11/27 from 10 am to 8 pm.
Race day registration ($30 no shirt guarantee or family discount) and packet pickup starts at 7:30 am. LCC Commons on the first floor.
Where do the proceeds go?
All of the proceeds go to support youth running in Michigan. In 2018 the Michigan Running foundation gave out over $50,000 in grants to support High School and Middle School Cross Country and Track programs, Youth Track Clubs, pay to play scholarships, Cross Country Camp scholarships to help students attend the camp if they cannot afford to go.
Where do I park?
There is ample free parking in the Lansing Community College ramp. After the race you are able to exit the ramp before the last runner has finished. There is also free parking on the streets of Lansing on Capitol Ave and Washington Street.
Is there a Packet Pick Up?
We have packet pick on Tuesday November 26, and Wednesday November 27, 10 am to 8 pm at the Playmakers store located at 2299 West Grand River Ave. Okemos, MI 48864. Race day registration and Packet Pick up is in the LCC Commons on the first floor of the Gannon Building starting at 7:30 AM
Can I pick up my family or friend’s packet at Packet Pick Up?
What are the T-shirt sizes?
Your entry fee includes a Dri-Power Active Long Sleeve 50/50 T-Shirt. Youth S, M, L, and Adult S, M, L, XL, XXL. Shirts are not guaranteed after Friday November 22.
Are baby joggers and strollers allowed?
Yes. The race is on wide city streets and accommodates strollers and baby joggers quite well. We do ask that you line up in the back at the start.
What is the course like?
The 5000 meter course is scenic, accurate and fast through Downtown Lansing passing the State Capitol Christmas Tree. There are clocks at the mile marks provided by the Playmakers Store.
Results and Awards
Results are live and will be in the LCC Commons on computer Kiosks. To get you home on time for Turkey there is no award ceremony, we do self-service awards. If you are the Overall, Master (over 40) Grand Master (over 50) or top 3 in your age group stop by the award table and get your award. Results will be live on Playmakers and will be texted to your phone if you signed up for it.
Are Dogs Allowed?
No. For the safety of the participants and the dogs we ask that you not bring your dog.
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