Meridian Mile (Cancelled)

Thu June 25, 2020 Okemos, MI 48864 US Directions

Kids Sprint

7:00PM EDT - 7:05PM EDT

1 Mile Walk

7:20PM EDT - 7:40PM EDT

1 Mile Dog Race (Run or Walk)

7:40PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT

Men's 1 Mile Race

8:00PM EDT - 8:20PM EDT

Women's 1 Mile Race

8:20PM EDT - 8:40PM EDT

The safety, health, and well-being of the Greater Lansing community is the top priority of Playmakers and Meridian Township, and we feel it is critical to do our part in the global effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the postponement of the Celebrate Meridian event, the tough decision has been made to follow suit with the Meridian Mile, the kickoff event for the festivities. Those who have registered, please contact For those who were interested or disappointed, we look forward to seeing you on the starting line in 2021! 

Join Playmakers and Meridian Township to kickoff the Celebrate Meridian Township Festival by running or walking a mile! We will be shutting down Central Park Drive behind the Meridian Mall and taking over the street to walk or race a mile! Check out the new categories and join your friends and neighbors for the Meridian Mile and to raise money for the Meridian Township Fireworks Fund

Family and Friends Pricing --- Save $3 per registrant when registering more than 4 participants at once

Our Sponsors make it special!
Hoka One One will provide awards for all events
Jimmy Johns gourmet sandwiches will be served to all participants
Soldan's Pet Supplies will be on site and provide a "Doggie Bag" to our canine participant.

5151 Marsh Road (along Central Park Drive)
Okemos, MI US 48864
Race Contact Info
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Race Information

Note: The exact start time of each "event" at the Meridian Mile may adjust slightly due to the number of participants registered. A final list of events will be published in mid June. 

Location: Check in at the Central Park Pavillion, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864. The race will be on Central Park Drive between Marsh and Okemos roads.

Race Times:

  • Kids Sprint --- 7:00pm
  • Children's 1/2 Mile --- 7:05pm
  • 1 Mile Strollers and 1 Mile Walk --- 7:20pm
  • 1 Mile Dog Walk/Run --- 7:40pm
  • 1 Mile "Seeded" Men's Race- 8:00pm
  • 1 Mile "Seeded" Women's Race- 8:20pm

Please Note: Meridian Mile may be run in heats (sections) of 50 to 80 people if necessary. The heats will be broken down by gender first and then by entry time with the faster heats competing first. What does this mean? Basically, females will race females and males will race males. Similar entry times will be in the same heats with the same gender. The exact start times of each heat will depend on the amount of people entered in the race and their "predicted" finish time within the registration process. 

Awards: to top 3 in each age group for the men's and women's mile + top 3 men and women overall in the walk, dog run/walk, and stroller run/walk.

Age Groups: 13 & Under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Packet pickup will only be available Race Day. If registering for an event on Race Day, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your event to ensure registration and to help with the setup of Race Heats. 


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