Greater Lansing Race Series - Information Page

How does the points race work? Register for the events, have a great time participating, and receive cool swag for your participation! You can participate in any race within a Greater Lansing Race Series event and receive credit for your participation. It is quick and simple, no need to register for the Race Series itself, just complete the "Swag" claim form starting in September and collect your earnings.

For 2016 we have elected to forgo the traditional points race based on finish performance. We are in a process of evaluating and trying to determine the best way to proceed. Please e-mail Andy Marsh if you have questions or concerns -

Greater Lansing Race Series - How It Works!

Playmakers is pleased to announce the 15th annual Greater Lansing Race Series for 2016 and the continued sponsorship of Great Harvest Bread of Okemos and now Great Harvest Bread of Delta Township. Playmakers, along with our partners, aim to work with the select Lansing area races to host great events that provide runners with competitive opportunities to excel.

How does the Greater Lansing "Participation Series" work? If you complete any 7 out of 13 races, you will be awarded 2016 Race Series Swag. Complete 11 out of 13 races and you will be awarded the Race Series swag along with a Great Harvest Bread Card for a free loaf of bread each month for a year from the Okemos or Delta Township Greater Harvest Bread! Starting September 1, complete the Greater Lansing Race Series "Claim Form" and receive credit for your races and instructions to pick up your race swag. 


Children's Mile Series - Information Below


Saturday, March 19 - Run for the House 5K - Okemos
Sunday, April 17 - Race for the Place 5K Run - East Lansing
Sunday, April 24 - Komen Race for the Cure 5K (timed) - Lansing
Friday, May 6 - Mason State Bank 5K - Mason
Thursday, June 16 - Bring Back the Mile - Okemos 
Saturday, June 25 - Max's Race 5K - East Lansing
Sunday, July 23 - Ele's Race 5K - Okemos
Saturday, August 6 - Mint City 10 Mile - St. Johns
Sunday, August 21 - Lake Lansing Team Marathon - Haslett
Friday, September 9 - Kellie Sebrell XC Classic 5K - DeWitt
Sunday, September 18 - Capital City River Run Half Marathon - Lansing
Sunday, September 25 - Autumn Classic 8K - Haslett
Sunday, October 2 - 
MSUFCU Dinosaur Dash 5K Run - East Lansing

Playmakers Children's Mile Series

Playmakers Kids Mile Series

The 2016 Playmakers Kids Mile Series will debut on March 19 with the Run for the House 10k/5k and Children's Races. The Race Series will continue with 7 events that conclude with the Sunday, October 2, Dinosaur Dash on the campus of MSU.

Youngsters who complete five of the seven series events will be awarded a commemorative kids mile series item at the end of the Children's Greater Lansing Race Series. 


The following seven events make up the 2016 series:

Sunday, March 19 - Run for the House Children's Mile/Spring

Saturday, June 4 - Sparrow Michigan Mile and KIDSPRINT

Saturday, June 18 - Potter Park Zoo Wild One Kids Mile (Race Cancelled)

Saturday, July 23 - Ele's Place Chilren's Mile

Friday, September 9 - Kellie Sebrell Cross Country Kids Mile

Saturday, September 17 - Capital City Kids Mile

Sunday, October 2 MSUFCU Dinosaur Dash Children's Mile

2015 Race Series - Point Totals

Points Race - Male --- Female --- Age Group Points

Female --- Masters --- Grand Masters

Male --- Masters --- Grand Masters

Greater Lansing Race Series - Complete Point History

The 2015 Greater Lansing Race Series is complete! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the series for the participation awards and those who joined for the "Points Race" this year. The 2015 Greater Lansing Race Series will be adjusted to focus on the participation in the events over the points race. Please provide any and all feedback to Andy Marsh or Brian Jones about the Race Series and ways to continue to make the series a viable part of our running community. 

Andy Marsh:

Brian Jones: 

2014 Race Series - Point Totals

female age group female overall

male age group male overall

Greater Lansing Race Series - Complete Point History

The 2014 Greater Lansing Race Series is complete! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the series for the participation awards and those who joined for the "Points Race" this year. We are quickly preparing for the Race Series Banquet and planning for the appropriate number of t-shirt and Greater Harvest Bread Cards. Please RSVP for the Race Series Banquet and update our t-shirt & bread card claim form by completing the information at the link below: