Join us on Saturday, July 27, 2019 on the campus of Jackson National for our annual Ele's Race 5k!

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!


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

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Register to walk or run as an individual or a team:

Online Registration for Ele's Race 2019


Registration Fees

$35 per person (+ race fee)

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. Click HERE for an area map.

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. Click HERE for an area map.

Course Information

Ele's Race is a 5K run/walk on a certified 3.1 mile course all on the campus of Jackson National Life Insurance company headquarters. Click HERE for the 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, hoverboards, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes or pets please. Strollers are allowed, but passengers over the age of 3 must be registered to participate in the 5K.

Please be aware that some of the driveways and parking lots are closed down for a period of time 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

Awards: 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)

Results: Race results will be scored using B-tags which affix to the bib number. Race results will be posted on this web page immediately following the race and also texted/emailed to participants.

Event Shirts: Registration fee includes one cotton/poly event shirt per participant. Sizes guaranteed only for those who register before June 19.

Kids Mile: Registration is free for kids, age 12 and under, and will start at 9:30am. 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 - 10:30am.

Kids Dash: A free 100-yard kids dash will take place at approximately 9:15 am. Every participant will receive a medal! 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.


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 Headquarters. Ele's Race starts promptly at 8:00am and entry to the parking lot will be closed from 7:55 am until 8:15 or whenever the last walker passes the driveway. During the race, traffic in or out is prohibited, for the safety of the participants.

2019 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.

July 26
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Early packet pickup at Jackson

July 27

6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Race day registration and packet pickup
July 27
7:55 a.m. Parking lot closes (re-opens in 20 minutes)
July 27
8:00 a.m. Ele's Race begins - Parking lot CLOSED
July 27
8:15 a.m. Parking lot re-opens
July 27
9:00 a.m. Awards presentation
July 27
9:15am Kids Dash
July 27
9:30 am Kids Mile Race

Contact us

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

Phone: (517) 482-1315 ext. 1028




Race Photos by Dane Robison (TimeFrame Photo)

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