Greater Lansing Area Race Series - 2017

The Greater Lansing Area Race Series is a collaborative effort between local Race Directors and area runners to bring back a competitive opportunities, build camaraderie, and provide motivation throughout the year for area runners. The series will feature 12 key area races where runners and walkers will score points based on their finish place. Participants do not need to register for the series, simply participants in any of the Greater Lansing Area Race Series events and score points! 

The series kicks off with the Race for the Place and will conclude with the MSUFCU Dino Dash on Sunday, October 1. Watch for additional details on these events on the Playmakers and RunMichigan websites.

Contacts:  Jim Carter ( or Kari Chandler (
Scoring Questions or Corrections: Justin Thomas (

Greater Lansing Area Race Series - How It Works!

The Greater Lansing Area Race Series is simply, participate in the race, finish in the top 10 in varying categories, and score points! The points will be tabulated after each event and awards issued at the end of the season.

The Race Series points will be awarded for each gender via age group finish along with Overall Place, Overall Masters (40-49), and Overall Grand Masters (50+). Points in each category scored will be awarded to the Top 10 finishers in that category and be tabulated using the scoring rubric: 15, 12, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Stay up-to-date on the Race Series "Points Race" by checking the scoring page after each event. 

At the end of the year the Top 5 participants in each Greater Lansing Race Series Age Group and the Winners of the Overall, Masters, and Grand Masters will win awards at the Race Series Banquet.

(Note: Participants must register for each event individually from the race series - race entries are not included with participating in the Race Series.)


Join the Greater Lansing Area Race Series and score points at the following local events! No need to register for the race series, simply register and participate in the following events and you will be scored! Keep on eye on the Race Series page for a link to the latest point totals!

Race For The Place 5K --- April 9 --- Michigan State University  
Commercial Bank Mason Bank 5K --- May 5 --- Mason
PHMS 10K --- May 20  --- DeWitt 
Max’s Race 5K --- June 24 --- Michigan State University  
Bring Back The Mile --- June 28 --- Okemos High School 
Ele’s Race 5K --- July 15 --- Okemos 
Race For Freedom 8K --- July 22 --- Potterville 
Mint City 10 Mile --- August 5  St. Johns
Camino of Saint James 8K --- August 13 --- Mason 
Capital City River Run Half Marathon --- September 13 --- Downtown Lansing
Autumn Classic 8K --- September 24 --- Lake Lansing North Park in Haslett.
The Dino Dash 5K --- October 1 --- Michigan State University 

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. 

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