Ele's Race


Ele's Race 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 a.m. Online registration will be open soon.



to everyone who participated or volunteered, sponsored or raised funds for Ele's Race! We have such an amazing community and hundreds of grieving children and teens will benefit from your efforts.

2016 RACE RESULTS: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/?raceId=3976

Race Photos by Dane Robison (TimeFrame Photo) available for purchase : http://bit.ly/16ElesRace


Event photos by Matthew Daw Smith available for viewing HERE.



Jackson National Life Insurance Company Headquarters. Okemos Road just south of I-96 exit 110. The official address is One Corporate Way, Lansing MI 48951.

Click HERE for an area map.


Online Registration for Ele's Race 2016 is closed.


Registration Fees

Individual (just you)

$25 per person before May 15, 2016.

$30 per person May 16 - July 17, 2016.

$35 per person July 18 - July 23, 2016

Course Information

Most of the course is on Jackson National property, with about one mile taking place on Sandhill Road. The course is a certified 5k.

Ele's Race is a 5K run/walk on a certified 3.1 mile course starting and finishing at Jackson National Life Insurance company headquarters, and a portion of the course takes place on Sandhill Road. Click HERE for the new course map. 

Start time is 8:00 a.m., rain or shine. In the event of severe weather the race start will be delayed and conditions re-evaluated each hour. The event will be held as soon as weather permits. Entry fees are non-refundable. No scooters, rollerblades, bikes or pets please. Strollers are allowed, but passengers over the age of 3 must be registered to participate in the 5K.

If you need to leave immediately following the 5K, be aware that some of the driveways and parking lots are closed down for the remainder of the 5K and also for the Kids Mile which starts at 9:40. This is to ensure the runners safety, Thank you for understanding.  Please see the schedule below for parking lot closure times.

Race Divisions

Male and Female
9 and under
75 and over


Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers in each race division, Male and Female, and the top five "Family Finishers" which is defined as a parent/guardian crossing the finish line hand-in-hand with a child 12 and under.

Grand Prizes

Will be awarded to: Overall Male and Female; Overall Male and Female Masters (age 40-49); and Overall Male and Female Grand Masters (age 50 and over)


Race results will be scored using B-tags which affix to the bib number, and/or D-tags which affix to the shoelace. Race results will be posted on this web page immediately following the race.

Event Shirts

Registration fee includes one event shirt per participant. Sizes guaranteed only for those who register before July 8.

Early Packet Pick-up

Friday, July 22, 2016  from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Okemos Road just South of I-96. Click HERE for an area map.

Race Day Packet Pick-up

Saturday, July 23, 2016  from 6:30 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Okemos Road just South of I-96. Click HERE for an area map.

Playmakers Kids Mile Series

Ele's Race is a proud participant of the Playmakers Kids Mile Series. Registration is free for kids, age 12 and under, and will start at 9:40am. See Playmakers for more details. You may register for the Kids Mile at Ele's Race Packet Pickup or on race day.

Activities and Entertainment

Kids Activities: Crafts and other activities will be available for children from 7:00am - 11:00am.

Kids Dash: A free 100-yard kids dash will take place at approximately 9:20 am. Every participant will receive an award! Youth tee shirts will be available for sale. You may register for the Kids Dash at Ele's Race Packet Pickup or on race day.

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!


We strongly encourage you to allow plenty of time to arrive and park. We encourage you to carpool with friends and family to ease congestion.

Parking is available at Jackson National Life Headquarters. Ele's Race starts p[romptly at 8:00am and entry to the parking lot will be closed at 7:55 am. During the race and the Kids Mile, traffic in or out is prohibited, for the safety of the participants.

2016 Schedule

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.

Friday July 22 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Early packet pickup at Jackson National Life
Saturday July 23 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Race day registration and packet pickup
Saturday July 23 7:55 a.m. Parking lot closes (re-opens in 20 minutes)
Saturday July 23 8:00 a.m. Ele's Race begins - Parking lot CLOSED
Saturday July 23 8:15 a.m. Parking lot re-opens
Saturday July 23 9:00 a.m. Awards presentation
Saturday July 23 9:20am Kids Dash
Saturday July 23 9:40 am Kids Mile Series

Contact us

If you have any questions about Ele's Race, please contact Ele's Place.

Phone: (517) 482-1315 ext. 28
Email: elesrace5k@elesplace.org



Ele's Race 2015

For 2015 race results  CLICK HERE
For race photos by TimeFrame Photography, CLICK HERE
For fun photos by Lookinglass Photo Booth, CLICK HERE

Ele's Race 2014

FOR 2014  race results, CLICK HERE
 For Race Photos by Time Frame Photography click HERE!
Enjoy a short video from Ele's Race!  You might just find yourself in our clip!  CLICK HERE
For fun photos by Looking Glass Photo Booth - click HERE!