Traffic Jam'in 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run

Fri July 10, 2020 Grass Lake, MI US 49240 Directions
Evening Race!
USATF certified 5k course!
T-shirts, Medals and MORE!

5K Run/Walk

$20 7:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT Price increases after June 26, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

$10 7:00PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT Price increases after June 26, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
New this year!

Virtual 5k run/walk

$25 T-shirt and Finishers Medal included!
Grass Lake Community Events Park
120 Brown St.
Grass Lake, MI US 49240


Join us as we kick off the Traffic Jam'in Festival with a flat, scenic 5k run/walk around the lake and nearby neighborhood. USATF certified 5K course. Finish strong in front of our community Events Park Pavilion while listening to live music!  Water station at the 1/2 way mark and refreshments and award ceremony following the 5K.  Music on the course!  

Medals and complimentary beverage for all 5K finishers.  

Awards Male/Female age group awards, 3-deep. 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Shirts guaranteed to registrations received by 6/10/20. T-shirts available as supplies last after that date. 

Packet Pickup information: Thursday, July 9th from 4-8pm, Roaming Goat, 115 S. Lake St., Grass Lake.  On race day at the Start/Finish area from 5:30pm until race start.

Team Discount: Form a Team of 4 or more and receive a $5 per person team discount.

Virtual race info below

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

If you cannot make the Traffic Jam'in 5k Run/Walk in person, but would still like to support this cause, you can complete the VIRTUAL Traffic Jam'in 5k Run/Walk!  A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  All participants will receive a medal!

What: This is a Virtual 5K, so you choose your own course and time yourself.

When: Complete your race any time on or before July 12th! *Medals and t-shirts will ship by the end of July.

Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself. E-mail with your results. You may include more formal results from your Garmin, treadmill, or other fitness tracking device (although this is not required) all we need is your distance and your time via email. 

Why: We are raising money to support these wonderful charities; Friends of Jay, Excelsior Masonic Lodge 116, American Legion Post 250, VFW Post 10194, Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Lost Railway Museum, Knights of Columbus - Jackson County.  

Cost:  The price is $20 and includes a finishers medal and a T-shirt. You must register by 6/23 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Course Map

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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