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5K Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration Opens November 6, 2019 at 12:40pm EST
Okemos Road just south of I-96 exit 110

Ele's Race 5K
Jackson National Life - Okemos, MI
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Start time 8:00 a.m.

Ele's Race is an annual 5K Run/Walk that directly benefits Ele's Place - Lansing, a healing center for grieving children and teens. It's a fun-filled family event that helps to raise funds and awareness for Ele's Place. All Ele's Place bereavement support services are provided at no cost to families, thanks to our generous community and participants in Ele's Race 5k.

Location: Okemos, MI at the Jackson National Life Headquarters - on Okemos Road, just south of I-96 exit 110.  The official address is One Corporate Way, Lansing MI 48951. Click HERE for a map of the area.

Activities include:  Kids Dash (100 yards) and Kids Mile races - register for free at the event.  We'll have Sparty, Big Lug, Zeke the WonderDog, Impression 5 Science Center, Preuss Pets, BubblesRFun, Face Painting, Victory Martial Arts....the Lansing Board of Water and Light Water Wagon with reusable water bottles for each participant (while supplies last) and Runabout Coffee will be on-site with free drinks!  Creative Wellness will be providing massages!


Click HERE to see a course map.

Early Packet Pick-up
Friday, July 26, 2019 from 3:00 - 7:00pm
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Okemos Road just South of I-96.

Race Day Packet Pick-up
Saturday, July 27, 2019  from 6:30 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Okemos Road just South of I-96.


Dedicate a Memory Heart!

Ele’s Race participants and donors can remember loved ones who have died, by dedicating a memory heart to be placed along the “memory mile” of the Ele’s Race 5K. Memory Hearts are available for purchase for $20 each. You can purchase on-line when you register for the event or by going to the STORE link at the top of the page. Memory Hearts can be picked up during business hours at Ele’s Place, or by calling us at 517-482-1315. Memory hearts will also be available to purchase and pickup at Packet Pickup and at Ele’s Race.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

This race is part of the 2019 Greater Lansing Race Series. The series features 12 races from the Greater Lansing Area starting in March and ending in late September. There is no need to register for the race series itself. Simply register and participate in any of the race series events and you will be scored automatically! Awards are given for participation for 8 and 10 races completed; overall, masters, and grandmasters; and top 3 age group awards. For more information and details, click the logo below to visit the GLARS website.


This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 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 1, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. 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

Okemos Road just south of I-96 exit 110


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