Register for the 2022 Playmakers Autumn Classic Today!

Race is in person & virtual on 9/25/22
Playmakers Autumn Classic
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Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 9:51 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2022 at 3:25 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - It’s back! Join WILX Anchor, David Andrews and Playmakers at the 2022 Autumn Classic! Now in its 30th year both virtual and in person! This event is a treasured fall Mid-Michigan tradition for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Enjoy the brilliant fall colors as you walk or run around Lake Lansing! There is something for everyone.

• 8K run/walk

• 2 mile walk (non-competitive)

• Chip timing

• Long sleeve technical shirt

• Free Kids’ Fun Run (long-sleeve t-shirts can be ordered for $15)

• Refreshments

• Charity Partner: Special Olympics Michigan Area 8

Location: The start and finish are in the beautiful Lake Lansing Park North, 6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett. Rain or shine. Strollers and or dogs on leashes are welcome.

Race Information

Location: The start and finish are in the beautiful Lake Lansing Park North, 6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett. Rain or shine. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.

Times: 8:35 a.m.— Free FREE KIDS’ RUN/WALK 9:00 a.m. — 8K run/walk 9:05 a.m.—2 mile walk

Registration: Online:

Packet Pick-Up: Packet Pickup will be hosted at Playmakers on:

  • Friday, September 23, 3:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 24, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Race Day Packet Pickup will take place at Lake Lansing Park North at 7:30am on race morning

Free Kids’ Dynamic Warm-Up and Run: 8:35 a.m. — 1/2 mile fun run (12and under). 50-yard dash (6 and under). Medals for all finishers. Kids t-shirts can be ordered for $15.

Divisions: 8K men’s and women’s: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54;55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+.

Special Awards: to overall, masters, grand masters, and the top 3 in each age division. The 2 mile walk is noncompetitive (no awards).

Teams: Form a team of 5 or more to compete for special awards

Special Pricing: Family and student rates are available within the registration process.

Virtual Event Information

The Virtual Autumn Classic continues this year. You select your own favorite road, trail and park to become the virtual 8K run/walk and 2 mile course! You can run individually or with your team, you select when and where.

This year’s virtual event allows you to run/walk at any time, from any location from 5pm Friday, September 23, until 11:59pm Sunday, September 25.

All virtual racers will receive a performance shirt and an official Autumn Classic bib which can be picked up in store at Playmakers, or shipped to you for $4.99.

Participants are encouraged to form Teams to complete the Virtual Autumn Classic together and celebrate as a group.

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.

Happy running and walking! Thank you for being an important

part of the Playmakers Virtual Autumn Classic!

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

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