Make a road race part of your holiday fun. In other words, burn calories, then eat cookies.

Make a road race part of your holiday fun. In other words, burn calories, then eat cookies.

For most people the holidays are a time for relaxing with family and friends, enjoying delightful holiday foods and easing up a bit on strict diets and busy schedules. This is true for most, but not all because in the world there are regular people - and runners. Individuals that love to run simply cant put it aside. It simply has to be a part of their everyday lives. Its not just because they like to exercise, its because they simply love to run. Hot or cold, early or late, holiday or regular day - they just have to run. Well whether you are one of these people, or know one you will want to know about these road races going on during the holiday season in the Greater Lansing area. Races like these, partnered with fun local holiday events, are a way for big-time runners to feel festive and its a good way for new runners to do something new and unique. Maybe this year, instead of putting on 10 pounds over the holidays eating party mix, Christmas cookies and ham, you get involved in one of these fun holiday races. Some even have prizes for running in holiday costumes! Make a fun and smart decision to be healthy this holiday season and do something new, like run a 5K dressed as the Grinch, or maybe Scrooge.

Silver Bells In The City 5K Start Time: 10:00am EST End Time: 11:45am EST Price: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee

Join us for the 4th Annual Silver Bells 5K run/walk on Saturday, November 22nd in downtown Lansing. Enjoy a 5K run/walk to celebrate Silver Bells in the City Weekend and Breakfast with Santa. This year the event will be timed and awards for top 3 in each age group will be awarded. Prizes given to best holiday costumes. Packet pick up at Playmakers on Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st from 3pm until 8pm. Packet pick up onsite on Saturday morning start at 9am

Lansing Turkey Trot Thursday November 27, 2014 Lansing, MI US 48933

Packet pick up at Playmakers on Tuesday 11/25 from 2 pm to 8 pm and Wednesday 11/26 from 10 am to 8 pm. Race day registration and packet pickup starts at 7:30 am in the new LCC Commons on the first floor. Course: Scenic accurate and fast 5k through Downtown Lansing passing the State Capitol Christmas Tree. Clocks at the mile marks. Timing mats at start and finish: The runners time will not start until they cross the mats at the start so everyone's time will be accurate. Disposable chips in the bib.

Scrooge Scramble Saturday December 6, 2014 Lansing, MI US 48906

5k Run/Walk Start Time: 10:00am EST Price: $20.00 Race Fee

Packet pick up and race day registration at Sir Pizza at 8:30 AM First 200 registered participants will receive a fleece headband with the Scrooge Scramble logo. Course to run along streets of Old Town and on the Lansing River Trail. All proceeds go to Old Town Commercial Association. Awards will be given to the top three places in each age division. Age divisions are as follows: Under 13; 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+