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Ele’s Race 5K Changes Race Day to Saturday for 2016 Event

Thursday, July 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Annual Ele’s Place fundraiser set for July 23

The annual Ele’s Race 5K Run/Walk, a fundraiser to benefit Ele’s Place, will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Jackson National Life Insurance Company headquarters in Okemos, Mich.

Event: Ele’s Race 5K Run and Walk

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8 a.m. – race start time (rain or shine)

Where: Jackson National Life Insurance Company headquarters, One Corporate Way, Okemos, MI 48951

Cost: Registration fee is $30 per person now through July 17; the fee is $35 starting July 18

For more information or to register, visit Registration packets can be picked up at Jackson National’s headquarters on the following dates:

Early packet pick-up: July 22 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Race day packet pick-up: July 23 from 6:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Details: Ele's Race is a 5K run/walk on a certified 3.1-mile course starting and finishing at Jackson National headquarters, with a portion of the course taking place on Sandhill Road. Ele’s Race is a fundraiser to benefit Ele’s Place programs for grieving children and their families.

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).

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 9:40 a.m. See Playmakers’ website,, for more details. You may register for the Kids Mile at Ele's Race Packet Pickup or on race day.

Children’s activities along with a kids 100-yard dash are planned. Live music on the course will be provided by the band, UpDraft, with finish line music provided by Playmakers.

The Ele’s Race 2016 sponsor is Jackson National Life Insurance Company. For more information or to register, visit


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