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Wednesday, April 18,2012

Ready to run

Lansing Marathon is set for Sunday

by City Pulse

An estimated 2,000 runners are expected to participate in the first Lansing Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2 mile course  begins at the Accident Fund building and runners will travel through Kircher Park, Potter Park Zoo, Michigan State University and REO Town before finishing at the Capitol Building. Participants have seven hours to complete the marathon, which begins at 8 a.m. 

A relay for teams of six also begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 5K run/walk at 8:15 and a half-marathon at 9:30. A 1.5K race for kids takes place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday; details are still being confirmed, according to the marathonīs website.

Proceeds from the marathon support such charities as the Lansing Moves the World Foundation, Lansing Boys and Girls Club, the South Lansing Community Development Association, the American Cancer Society and the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Lansing Marathon

Sunday, April 22

8 a.m. full-marathon ($100 registration)

8 a.m. marathon relay ($270 registration for a team of six)

8:15 a.m. 5K run/walk ($25 registration)

9:30 a.m. half-marathon ($60 registration)

Race packets must be picked up in person between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Health & Fitness Expo at Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. 

A 1.5K race for kids takes place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21; details are still being confirmed.

Register online at lansingmarathon.com

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