Ele's Race 5K Run / Walk
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Jackson National Life headquarters in Okemos
Online Registration will open May 1. Click HERE for a printable registration form now!
Ele's Race is an annual 5K Run / Walk that directly benefits Ele's Place, 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 in Lansing.
When: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Where: Jackson National Life Headquarters in Okemos — directions
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) — course map
Registration Fee: $25 per person before July 16, $30 July 16 - 28. $60 per family before July 16, $65 July 16 - 28. Registration fee includes one cotton/poly event tee shirt per participant. Anyone who raises $50 in donations can waive their registration fee.
Tech Shirt: Tech shirts (100% poly) are available for $6.00 extra, until July 15 only.
Timing: Participants who register online will be timed using B- tags that will be affixed to your race number bib. Participants who register on race weekend will be given a D-Tag, worn on the shoelace.
Divisions: 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).
Playmakers Kids Mile Series
There is no pre-registration for the Kids Mile. Registration forms will be available at the race.
Activities and entertainment
Kids Activities: Crafts and other activities will be available for children from 8:00am - 11:00am.
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, and youth tee shirts available for sale.
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 memories of those who have died.
Music: UpDraft will be playing live music on the course again this year. Music at the finish line will be provided by Playmakers.
Dedicate a Memory Heart Sign at Ele's Race!
$20 donation, 12 x 12 heart, on a 3' stake. Weather resistant. Will be placed along the "Memory Mile".
Click HERE for an order form and more information about memory hearts!
Jackson National Life Headquarters
1 Corporate Way
Lansing, MI 48951
Okemos Road, just south of I-96 at exit 110.
We encourage you to carpool with friends and family to ease congestion.
Parking is available at Jackson National Life Headquarters. Please allow plenty of time to park. Sunday's race starts at 9:00am and entry to the parking lot will be closed at 8:50am. During the race and the Kids Mile, traffic in or out is prohibited, for the safety of the participants.
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 26||12:00pm - 5:00pm||Early packet pickup at Ele's Place|
|July 27||7:30am - 8:45am||Race day registration and packet pickup|
|July 27||8:50am||Parking lot closed (re-opens in 20 minutes)|
|July 27||9:00am||Ele's Race begins|
|July 27||9:10am||Parking lot re-opens|
|July 27||10:00am||Awards presentation|
|July 27||10:20am||Kids Dash|
|July 27||10:30am||Parking lot closed (re-opens in 20 minutes)|
|July 27||10:40am||Kids Mile Series|
|July 27||10:50am||Parking lot re-opens|
Ele's Race 2013
THANK YOU to everyone who attended or supported Ele's Race 2013!
Click HERE for Race Results.
Click HERE for Race Photos!
Click HERE for fun Photo Booth photos!
Participants: Please click HERE to fill out an opinion survey of your experience at Ele's Race, or to make comments so we can continually make this the best race ever! We would love to hear from you.
First Place Fundraiser: Cathy Heath with $2640
Second Place Fundraiser: Shawn Panter with $2113
Third Place Fundraiser: Brock Fletcher with $2060!
Top Fundraising Team – Team Crystal with $3357!
Most Creative Tee Shirt – Team SuperCam!
Most Spirited Team: Mason Bites Cancer!
Largest Team: Mayotte Group Architects!
Please support Ele's Place!
Your participation will help Ele's Place support grieving children. Each week Ele's Place provides peer support group programs for more than 200 grieving children & teens, plus their parents or guardians, at no cost to participating families. At Ele's Place, they meet other children who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. Together they learn how to cope, and together they begin to heal.
For more information, please visit the Ele's Place website
If you have any questions about Ele's Race, please contact Ele's Place.
Phone: (517) 482-1315