Ele's Race

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

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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 a map of the area.



Registration Fees

Children 3 and under are free.

$25 per person before May 16, 2018.

$30 per person May 16 - July 13, 2018.

$35 per person July 14 - July 28, 2018

Early Packet Pick-up

Friday, July 27, 2018  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 28, 2018  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 3.1 mile course on the beautiful grounds of Jackson National Life Insurance company headquarters in Okemos.

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. Children 3 and under are free, and strollers are allowed.

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, 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 cotton/poly event shirt per participant. Sizes guaranteed only for those who register before July 9.

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 9:30am. 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 9:15 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: The Jackson Boomers will be playing live music on the course 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 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 this time, traffic in or out is prohibited, for the safety of the participants.

2018 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 27 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Early packet pickup at Jackson National Life
Saturday July 28 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Race day registration and packet pickup
Saturday July 28 7:55 - 8:15 Parking lot closes (re-opens in 20 minutes)
Saturday July 28 8:00 a.m. Ele's Race begins - Parking lot CLOSED
Saturday July 28 8:15 a.m. Parking lot re-opens
Saturday July 28 9:00 a.m. Awards presentation
Saturday July 28 9:15 a.m. Kids Dash
Saturday July 28 9:30 a.m. 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



THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Ele's Race 2017!


Thank you to our Media Sponsors



Thank you to our Lead Sponsors



Thank you to our Tee Shirt Sponsors



Thank you to our Race Sponsors

AF Group  *  Dean Transportation  *  IDV Solutions  *  Interior Environments
Junior League of Lansing  *  MSU Radiology  *  PAR Rehab
Retirement Legacy Group  *  Sabin Agency, Inc.  *  Two Men and a Truck  *  Vertafore