Steps To Freedom 5K

Sat March 6, 2021 Lansing, MI 48910 US Directions
In-person 5k run/walk with open/flexible start line!

Steps to a Freedom 5k Run/Walk

10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

Accurate scenic 5k at Hawk Island.  Dogs on leash are welcome to join in the fun too! First place pooch will receive a medal and a $25 gift card to Pruess Pet.

Stay Safe Race Procedures for 2021

Flexible start time: Start the race any time between 10:00 am and 10:30 am. 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.

Packet Pickup/Check-in area:  Race packet pickup will begin at 8:30 AM prior to the race. The packet pickup/check-in area will be spaced out to allow ample room for social distancing. All race volunteers will be wearing a mask. We encourage participants to wear a mask when picking up their packet. 

Staff and Volunteers: All staff and volunteers will wear a face mask.

Participants: We encourage participants to wear a face mask while picking up their packet and at the start of the race. 

Fluid Stations: We will provide bottled water at the finish of the race. There will be no fluid stations on the course. Bring your own water for the course.

Awards: $100 Visa gift card to overall Winner  and a race medal to the top 3 places in age group.

Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Proceeds will go to The House of Promise, an organization dedicated to providing a home in the Lansing area that will support women who are recovering from severe sexual abuse and trafficking. 

Entry fee includes performance dry wicking antimicrobial T-shirt. Register by February 25th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

Proceeds will go to The House of Promise a home that will rescue women 18 and older from sexual abuse and trafficking.  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! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Valid Until March 6th) 

Race Website

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Course Map

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This race is endorsed by 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
1601 E Cavanaugh Rd
Lansing, MI US 48910

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