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Now in its 28th year, Playmakers Autumn Classic is a treasured mid-Michigan fall tradition for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Due to COVID-19 we are offering the first ever Virtual Autumn Classic, so people can still enjoy a safe run/walk and the brilliant fall colors.
We are excited to introduce the first ever Virtual Autumn Classic! This year’s virtual event allows you to run/walk at any time, from any location from 5pm Friday, September 25, until 11:59pm Sunday, September, 27.
Since its inception, the Autumn Classic’s mission has been to bring the community together, promote fitness, and support the vitally important work of Special Olympics and the Playmakers Fitness Foundation.
Now the Autumn Classic tradition continues VIRTUALLY- your favorite roads, trails and parks become the 8K run/walk and 1 & 2 mile courses! You can run individually or with your team, you select when and where.
All virtual racers will receive a performance reflex blue heather quarter zip shirt and an official Autumn Classic bib.
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. (There will be no age group awards this year.)
Support from our fantastic sponsors continues: Sparrow is providing soup recipes, Great Harvest in Okemos invites all finishers to bring their bib in for a treat, and anyone that runs at Uncle John’s Cider Mill will get cider and a donut.
Happy running and walking! Thank you for being an important part of the Playmakers Virtual Autumn Classic!
The Autumn Classic packet pickup will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 3 until 7pm and Friday, September 25 from 11am until 7pm. The packet pickup will be socially distanced and following all current government regulations. If weather permits, the packet pickup will be hosted in front of Playmakers on the sidewalk.
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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