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The Playmakers Autumn Classic Race is a treasured mid-Michigan fall tradition for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Now in its 28th year, the brilliant fall colors around Lake Lansing create a spectacular environment that includes local parks and neighborhoods. There is something for everyone:
• 8K run/walk
• 1 & 2 mile walks
• Champion-chip timing
• Long-sleeve crew neck fleece sweatshirt
• Free Kid's Fun Runs (long-sleeve crew neck fleece sweatshirts can be ordered for $10)
• Free & exciting Children's Activities - organized fun activities, crafts and healthy snacks for those under 12
• Delightful refreshments
Location: The start and finish are in the beautiful Lake Lansing Park North, 6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett. Rain or shine. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.
Times: 8:35 a.m.— Free kids run. 9:00 a.m. — 8K run/walk. 9:05 a.m.—1 and 2 mile walks.
Entry Fee: Please click on "Entry Fee" to find out the entry fee's listed by date for each event. Entry fee includes a long-sleeve technical t-shirt, electronic timing, refreshments and parking.
Registration: Online: runsignup.com/autumnclassic, in person, or mail to Playmakers, 2299 W. Grand River, Okemos, MI 48864. Make checks payable to: Playmakers Fitness Foundation.
Packet Pick-Up: Saturday (9/26) — 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Playmakers, or Sunday (9/27) — 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Lake Lansing Park North.
Free Kids Warm-Up and Run: 8:35 a.m. — 1/2 mile fun run (12 and under). 50-yard dash (6 and under). Medals for all finishers. Kid’s t-shirts can be ordered for $10.
Free Kids Activities: 9:00 - 10:30 — Organized fun activities, crafts and healthy snacks (ages 12 and under). A parent or their designee must be with the child/children; pre-registration helpful by Friday 9/22.
Divisions: 8K men’s and women’s: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54;55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+.
Special Awards: to overall, masters, grand masters, and the top 5 in each age division. The 8K walk, 1 and 2 mile walks are noncompetitive (no awards). Medals for all Special Olympian finishers.
Special Pricing: Family and student rates are available within the registration process.
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The Playmakers Fitness Foundation is committed to the wellness of the Greater Lansing community, aiming to empower people to adopt and sustain a healthier and more active lifestyle through fitness opportunities and education programs, designed to have people Move More and Move Better. Through the Autumn Classic and other Playmakers Premier Events, the goal is not only to provide an opportunity to stay active while training for and competing in an event, but create a premier experiences for the participants, their families, and everyone involved in the event!
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