2023 Max's Race for The Davies Project

Sat June 24, 2023 East Lansing, MI 48824 US Directions


Max's Race for the Davies Project 5k run/walk

$34 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends June 24, 2023 at 7:59am EDT

Kids' One Mile and Kids Sprint

$12 9:00AM EDT
88 spots left. Registration ends June 24, 2023 at 8:59am EDT


427 N Shaw Ln
MSU International Center
East Lansing, MI US 48824


Max's Race will partner with The Davies Project in 2023 for our 18th annual in-person 5k run/walk on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University. Consider a scavenger hunt of Max's favorite things such as the moon, the color orange, or MSU's mascot Sparty to honor the legacy of Max who passed away at the age of 6 due to complications from meningitis. 

Proceeds from the event will support free round-trip rides to medical appointments for children facing serious health challenges.

All participants receive a short sleeve t-shirt and finisher's medal.

Race Location: MSU People's Park - International Center  -  427 N Shaw Ln. East Lansing, MI US 48824 

Special family/group pricing: Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $5 per person. Valid for the 5k.

Run for FREE - details below!

Awards: Overall awards to top male and female finisher.  Awards to top 3 in each 5-year age group: 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 and over. Virtual times will not be counted toward age group awards.

Packet pickup: Friday, June 23rd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Playmakers in Okemos. Race packets can be shipped, starting June 17th for $8.

Race Day packet pickup: 7:00 am to 8:00 am morning of the race in front of the MSU International Center

Race Day Start Times: 5K run/walk starts at 8AM, kids mile starts at 9:30AM, followed by kids sprint

Race Location: MSU People's Park - International Center  -  427 N Shaw Ln. East Lansing, MI US 48824 

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

To become a sponsor, contact rich@thedaviesproject.org or call 616-240-3299

Photos will be available after the event and courtesy of Del Rio Images.


Calling all teams!

Join in the fun and create a Social Team! Teams with 5 or more people will receive a $5 discount off registration. $5 discount will be refunded to team members after 5+ have joined the team. Member 6+ will automatically pay $5 less. Valid for the 5k.

During registration you will be asked to create or join a team.  Follow the steps and let the fun begin!

Race Contact Info

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

Run for FREE!

Donate $50 and you'll receive a FREE entry!

Steps how to receive a free entry:

1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race

2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the $50 donation level

3. Your discount (free entry) will be reflected in the cart during checkout.

* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first. 

* Valid for the 5k until the price increase on 6/19, then it's a $32 discount off the entry fee. 

Thank you for your support of our mission to provide free round-trip rides to medical appointments for children facing serious health challenges. Donations go to support this wonderful cause!

The Davies Project provides community-based, non-medical support for local families facing serious, long-term health challenges with a child. Volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments for children with a serious health condition, pregnant women, and for parents with a baby in the NICU if no car is available.

Race Shirt - Bella and Canvas Soft Tees

Finisher's Medal

Each participant will receive a finisher's medal.


News Clip

Watch Natalie Hool, Race Director for Max's Race , and Pam Miklavcic, Director of The Davies Project , talk about how Max's Race got started and how the Maxwell C. Matthews foundation collaborates with The Davies Project to help grieving families.  Click here to watch video.


Greater Lansing Area Race Series

We are excited to be part of the 2023 Greater Lansing Area Race Series! This year GLARS features 10 races from the Greater Lansing Area, starting in March and ending in late September. There is no need to register for the Race Series; just participate in the events listed on their website and earn points towards some sweet awards! All race information, award information, standings, and more can be found here.



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