8/15/2020 Lansing, MI US 48913 Directions

5k Run/Walk (9-10 a.m Flexible Start Time)

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after July 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
New for 2020!

10K Run (9-10 a.m Flexible Start Time)

$35 9:00AM EDT Price increases after July 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
New for 2020!

Virtual 5k Run/Walk or 10K Run

$25 Registration ends August 15, 2020 at 8:30am EDT
Bolt for the Heart 5KRun/Walk & 10K Run

New Date: 8/15/2020

The safety, health, and well-being is our top priority, and we feel it is critical to do our part in the global effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For this reason, the 2nd annual Bolt for the Heart 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run has been rescheduled. The new date will be Saturday, August 15, 2020.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date of August 15, 2020, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

If Covid-19 has caused you a hardship, please email holdenl@michigan.gov for information on requesting a refund. 

7426 N. Canal Road
Lansing, MI US 48913

Join the MICHIGAN STATE POLICE (MSP) on Saturday, August 15, 2020 for the 2nd Annual Bolt for the Heart 5K Run/Walk and new for 2020 a 10K Run

This is a family friendly event, all ages and abilities are welcome. The course will be run on the grounds of the MSP training academy and is flat. The Michigan Running Foundation will be on site to provide professional race timing. Results will be posted during the race and online at Playmakers.com

Michigan’s Bolt for the Heart mission is to place an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in each Michigan State Police patrol car, and to provide preventative cardiac screenings for MSP troopers. Proceeds from the event go to support this wonderful cause.

Group/Family pricing: Register 3 or more people at the same time and save $3 per participant.

New this year is the VIRTUAL Bolt for the Heart 5k Run/Walk and 10k run! Details below!

Flexible start time: Start the race any time between 9-10 a.m, no crowded mass start, no more than 5 people will start at a time. 

T-shirt: Participants registered prior to July 30, 2020 are guaranteed a race t-shirt. T-shirts available after that date as supplies last. 

Awards: Medals will be given to all participants.  Awards will be mailed to the overall male and female, overall masters male and female, and the top two individuals in each age group (men and women).  Age groups: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Virtual 5k Run/Walk and 10K Run

If you cannot make the Bolt for the Heart 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run in person, but would still like to support this cause, you can complete the Virtual Bolt for the Heart 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run!  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 race, so you choose your own course and time yourself.

When: Complete your race any time on or before August 16, 2020! Medals will ship at the end of August.

Where:  You choose the course and you time yourself. E-mail MSP-BoltMichigan@michigan.gov 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 want to spread awareness of our mission to place an AED in each MSP patrol car, and to provide for preventative cardiac screenings for troopers.

Cost:  The price is $25 and includes a finishers medal. T-shirts are available for $10.

Donate and 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.

* Free entry is valid until April 30th, then it's a $25 (5k) / $35 (10K) discount off your entry fee with a $50 donation. 5K/10K entry fee will be $5. Valid for the 5K, 10K, and Virtual event. 

* 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. 

Thank you for your support of our mission to place an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in each Michigan State Police patrol car, and to provide preventative cardiac screenings for MSP troopers. Donations go to support this wonderful cause!

Race Flyer

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This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 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 1st until December 31st. 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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