Ele's Race is an annual 5K Run / Walk that directly benefits Ele's Place, a healing center for grieving children. It's a fun-filled family event that helps to raise funds and awareness for Ele's Place.
Join the fundraising effort (and win prizes!)
*** Your last chance to register is Saturday, July 23rd from 12pm to 5pm at Playmakers. ***
There will be no race day registration. Registration will be limited to a maximum of 1,600 participants.
When: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Where: Jackson National Life Headquarters in Okemos — directions
5K (3.1 miles)
Participants will be timed using disposable RFID tags that will be provided in your race packet.
Instruction will be provided in your race packet, or you can watch this video on how to use your RFID tag.
Male and Female.
9 and under, 10-13; 14-16; 17-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39;
40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and over.
Competitive race walkers are welcome to participate, but they will not be considered a separate division.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers in each division, and top five 'Family Finishers' (defined as a parent or guardian finishing hand-in-hand with a child 12 and under). Grand prizes will be given to the Overall Male and Female, Overall Masters (40-49), and Overall Grand Masters (50 and over).
There is no pre-registration for the Kids Mile. Registration forms will be available at the race.
Kids Dash: A free 100-yard kids dash will take place at approximately 10:20am. Every participant will receive an award! There is no pre-registration for the Kids Dash. Registration forms will be available at the race.
Memory Wall: On race day, participants will have the opportunity to write the name of a loved one onto the Memory Wall to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died.
Door Prizes: All 5K entrants will have a chance to win great prizes in a raffle. Winners will be posted following the race. Must be present to win.
Music: Up Draft will be playing live music and we'll have a DJ at the course turn-around. Music at the finish line will be provided by Playmakers.
Jackson National Life Headquarters
1 Corporate Way
South of I-96 at exit 110 (Okemos Rd).
We encourage you to carpool with friends and family to ease congestion.
Parking is available at Jackson National Life Headquarters. Please arrive in plenty of time to park. Sunday's race starts at 9:00am and the parking lot will be closed at 8:50am.
Ele's Race will be held rain or shine.
In the event of severe weather the race will be delayed and conditions re-evaluated each hour, to be held later that same day.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
|July 23||12:00pm - 5:00pm||Early packet pickup at Playmakers|
|There will be no race day registration, so please register early.|
|July 24||7:30am - 8:45am||Race day packet pickup|
|July 24||8:50am||Parking lot closed (re-opens in 20 minutes)|
|July 24||9:00am||Ele's Race begins|
|July 24||9:10am||Parking lot re-opens|
|July 24||9:30am - 11:30am||Door prizes|
|July 24||10:00am||Awards presentation|
|July 24||10:20am||Kids Dash|
|July 24||10:30am||Parking lot closed (re-opens in 20 minutes)|
|July 24||10:40am||Kids Mile Series|
|July 24||10:50am||Parking lot re-opens|
Your participation will help Ele's Place support grieving children.
Each week Ele's Place provides peer support group programs for over 250 grieving children, plus their parents or guardians at no cost to participating families.
At Ele's Place, they meet other children who have experienced the death or life-threatening illness of a family member or close friend.
Together they learn how to cope, and begin to heal.
For more information, please visit the Ele's Place website
If you have any questions about Ele's Race, please contact Mallery Wethers.
Phone: (517) 482-1315