Playmakers Autumn Classic

Playmakers Autumn Classic - Sunday, September 27, 2015

Welcome to the NEW Autumn Classic Web page! This page has been created to present the basic event information, and help you to stay current with Autumn Classic happenings! Learn about Autumn Classic Team possibilities and awards, follow the registered teams and Sponsor-A-Champ Campaign progress  . . .  watch for the latest developments with the free kids TRY-Athlon, check out the new t-shirt and parking tips as we approach race day.

View pertinent race information below, or contact Alicia Armstrong, Race Director at or 517-282-5035.


Autumn Classic Team Information and Registered Teams!!!


Autumn Classic Teams: Fast forward to race day . . . have you considered walking or running with a team?  Think about adding a fun new element to your Autumn Classic experience.  Train for the race with friends, family and coworkers.  In addition to all the encouragement and camaraderie that comes from being on a team, teams are eligible for four exclusive team awards:

** Largest Team: Most people!

** Highest Fundraising Team: Most dollars raised collectively for our Area 8 Special Olympics Program, including a $200 Pizza House Gift Certificate.

** Fastest Team: At least 5 must complete the race; the fastest 3 times determine the team score.

** “Bucky” Worden Team Spirit: Inspired by 35 years of Special Olympic team experiences, this award will be presented to the team that exemplifies the greatest sportsmanship, teamwork and joy.

Learn how to include your family and friends through the TEAM CAPTAIN PACKET or ONLINE REGISTRATION

Team questions – contact Alicia Armstrong, Race Director, at 517.282.5035,

Please check back every Monday for a complete list of registered teams! 


Autumn Classic Information

Event Information


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Lake Lansing Park North, 
6260 East Lake Drive Haslett, MI 48840
Student and Family Rates:
Please see online or paper registration 


8K RUn/Walk
Start Time: 9a.m.
** $32 on or before September 15
** $37 after September 15
** $42 on Race Day

1 Mile & 2 Mile Walk
 Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
** $32 on or before September 15
** $37 after September 15
** $42 on Race Day
Kids Sprint and Half-Mile:
Start Time: 8:35 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Kids Sprint: Ages 6 & Under
Kids Half-Mile: Ages 12 & Under

Free Kids Activities: Second Annual Kids TRY-Athlon – activity, craft and healthy snack stations for kids (ages 12 and under)  presented by the Kidz Club from the University Club Fitness Center and Spa. A parent or their designee must accompany their child/children (pre-registration helpful for planning purposes).
Start Time: 9:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Cost: FREE

Follow this link for an interactive map of the 2015 8K Course!

Follow this link for a printable PDF of the 8k, 1 mile, & 2 mile courses!

** Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Playmakers - 2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, MI 48864
** Race Day - Sunday, September 27, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Lake Lansing Park North, 6260 East Lake Drive, Haslett, MI 48840


**Check back in July 2015 for further volunteer information.

Sponsor "A" Champ Campaign

Donate Today Online or Paper

Thank you for your interest in the 9th Annual Sponsor-A-Champ Campaign! Playmakers and Special Olympics advocate Bobby Crim are again appealing to individuals, groups and businesses to support Special Olympics. Our goal is to raise $45,000 to sponsor 300 local Special Olympians for one season in their sport. The average cost for one season is $150. Thank you for helping to make sports accessible for local athletes by making a donation today. For every $50 donation, Playmakers will provide 1 Autumn Classic entry. Follow the Sponsor-A-Champ campaign and our donors online and in the Playmakers lobby!

If you would prefer to donate via cash or check, make checks payable to, "Special Olympics Michigan - Area 8" 
Mail to or drop off at: Playmakers, 2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, MI 48864


Check out the 2015 Autumn Classic Shirt, A hooded T-Shirt... SWEET!


7:30 - 8:30 Packet Pick-Up and Registration
7:45 - 8:15 Team Sign-In and Pictures
8:35 - FREE - Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run & Kids 50- yard dash
9:00 - 8K Run/Walk
9:00 - 1 and 2 miles Non-competitive Walks
9:00 - 10:30 FREE Kids Activities (Pre-register by Friday 9/25 at noon)
9:45 - Runners Awards Posted and Prizes Ready for Pick-Up
10:30 - Team Awards
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