Playmakers Autumn Classic 8K

Sunday, September 26, 2021 Haslett, MI 48840 US Directions

In Person Events

09/26 8:30AM - 9:05AM EDT
Events: 8K Run/Walk 2 Mile Walk Children's Races

Virtual Events

09/24 5:00PM EDT
Events: Virtual 8K Virtual 2 Mile Walk Virtual Children's Race

Join Playmakers at the 2021 Autumn Classic! Now in its 29th year both virtual and in person! This event is a treasured fall Mid-Michigan tradition for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.  Enjoy the brilliant fall colors as you walk or run around Lake Lansing!  There is something for everyone:

• 8K run/walk

• 2 mile walk/run

• Chip timing

• Long sleeve technical shirt

• Free Kid’s Fun Run (long-sleeve t-shirts can be ordered for $12)

• Children's Activities - organized fun activities for kids ages 12 and under

• Refreshments

• Charity Partner: Special Olympics Michigan Area 8

For information on teams, the 15th Annual Sponsor-A-Champ campaign (in conjunction with the Autumn Classic for Area 8 Special Olympics), and optional fundraising for individuals and teams, please see the RunSignUp page.

Location: The start and finish are in the beautiful Lake Lansing Park North, 6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett. Rain or shine. Strollers and or dogs on leashes are welcome.

Basic Race Info


2021 Race Photos

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 FREE KID’S RUN/WALK. 9:00 a.m. — 8K run/walk. 9:05 a.m.—2 mile walk.

Registration: Online:, 

Packet Pick-Up: Packet Pickup will be hosted at Playmakers on:

  • Friday, September 24, 3:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 25, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Race Day Packet Pickup will take place at Lake Lansing Park North at 7:30am on race morning!

Free Kids Dynamic Warm-Up and Run: 8:35 a.m. — 1/2 mile fun run (12and under). 50-yard dash (6 and under). Medals for all finishers. Kids t-shirts can be ordered for $10.

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 3 in each age division. The 8K walk, 2 mile run/walk are noncompetitive (no awards). Medals for all Special Olympian finishers.

Teams: Form a team of 5 or more to compete for 4 awards

15th Annual Sponsor-A-Champ Campaign: details under "Make a Donation"

Special Pricing: Family and student rates are available within the registration process.

Virtual Event Basic info

Virtual Event Information:

The Virtual Autumn Classic continues this year.   You select your own favorite road, trail and park to become the virtual 8K run/walk and 2 mile course! You can run individually or with your team, you select when and where.

This year’s virtual event allows you to run/walk at any time, from any location from 5pm Friday, September 24, until 11:59pm Sunday, September 26.

All virtual racers will receive a performance shirt and an official Autumn Classic bib which can be picked up in store at Playmakers, or shipped to you for $4.99.

Participants are encouraged to form Teams to complete the Virtual Autumn Classic together and celebrate as a group - there will be Team prizes!

Submit your time and pictures to be posted on the Autumn Classic results page, all participants will be entered into a drawing for awesome prizes. 

Happy running and walking! Thank you for being an important part of the Playmakers Virtual Autumn Classic!


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! 

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
6260 E Lake Dr.
Haslett, MI US 48840
Race Swag

Custom Headsweats Gear® Long Sleeve shirt in both women and men silhouettes.
100% REPREVE® Recycled Polyester Pintec fabric 
Made using the equivalent of 5 plastic bottles

Women's Version:


Men's Version:

MapMyRun Map

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