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The Run4Elise is a 5K and 1 Mile fun run that benefits the Swim4Elise Foundation and the Elise Cerami Memorial Scholarship. This family-friendly community event honors the life of Elise Cerami by promoting water safety through swimming scholarships and community outreach education.


  • WEATHER UPDATE: Due to the potential for severe weather, the event will now take place on SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023. Packet pickup WILL REMAIN on the dates listed below!
  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
  • 1 mile or 5K
  • Registration includes official race bib, finisher’s medal, T-shirt*


  • Join us virtually from anywhere to show your support!
  • Registration includes T-shirt*

*Race t-shirts are ONLY guaranteed for participants who register by April 15, 2023. We have EXTENDED the shirt deadline to April 28!!!

Race Information

Race & Event Details

When and where is the race?

Due to a weather postponement, the 2023 Run4Elise will now be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Gateway Church off Blessed Way in Southlake, Texas. Don’t live nearby? No problem! Participants can still show their support by signing up to run or walk virtually from anywhere!


Is this an official timed 5K?

Yes! The 5K on Race Day (May 13, 2023) is a USATF certified course around scenic Gateway Church.

Can anyone do the fun run/walk?

You bet! Strollers are welcome. Run or walk at your own pace! We will provide multiple water stops.

What else is offered at the event?

The Run4Elise is designed for the whole family! There will be refreshments, music, sponsor tables, free event photos, and water safety education. We will also present our annual Elise Cerami Memorial Scholarship winners, as well as recognize our participants in the 100 Lifeguard Challenge. Race awards will be presented following the 5K.

What are your safety protocols or changes?

Let’s hope we have some sense of “normal” again by race day, but rest assured that we will always put the safety of our participants first.

Registration Details

$25 through April 15, 2023 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

$30 April 16 – May 19, 2023

$35 May 20 (Race Day), online on in person through 7:30 am on the day of the Race

Travel / Hotel Details

The Westin Dallas Southlake

Steps away from the start and finish line!!

1200 E State Hwy 114, Southlake, TX 76092

Call or Text Todd Muilenburg directly for special pricing at 972-837-5783

Traditional, Guest room, 2 Queen for $189

Packet Pickup Instructions

 Packet pickup is for in-person runners and walkers. Despite the weather postponement, packet pickup will still be held as follows:

THURSDAY, May 11, 2023
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Little Gym
859 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 76248

FRIDAY, May 12, 2023
8:00 AM 
– 6:00 PM

Cornerstone Wealth Strategies
2273 E. Continental Blvd., Suite 120, Southlake, TX 76092


6:00 AM – 7:30 AM

Race Day Schedule

6:00 AM – Same-day Registration and Packet Pick-up

7:15 AM – Scholarship Recognition

7:30 AM – Online Registration Closes

7:40 AM – Invocation and Anthem

7:45 AM – Line-Up & Camp Gladiator Warm-Up

8:00 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run

8:30 AM5K Run start

9:30 AM  – Race Awards

NOTE: Inclement Weather Plan has postponed the race till Saturday May 20, 2023. Please note that any further weather issues could still result in a 1-2 hour delayed start with combined 1 Mile and 5K events. Delays will be communicated via and Swim4Elise Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


Every participant on Race Day will receive a finisher medal! 5K participants will only receive their medals at the end of the 5K.

Plaques will be awarded to the three Race Day teams with the most registered in-person participants! The team registration deadline is April 15, 2023!


Awards in the 5K will be given to the following:

  • Overall Male and Female
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female by age groups: 0-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+

Race Results

2023 results are in! You can find the results of all our races here: Click for results >>

Watch 2022 Run4Elise Highlights!

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Watch 2017 Run4Elise Highlights!

2023 Title Sponsors

2023 Official Media/Stage Sponsor

2023 Premier Sponsors

2023 Gold Sponsors

2023 Silver Sponsors

All-Star Orthopaedics 
BH Office Solutions
Camp Gladiator
Champions Club
Emler Swim School

First Financial Bank
Flipkick Swim Academy
Holistic Allergy & Immunology
Hulett Insurance
Inspire PT
Keller Pointe
Lantzy Children’s Dentistry
Natural Grocers
Poke Works
Restoration Physical Therapy
Ride with Pride
Southlake Tutoring Academy
Structure Tone

Swim4Life DFW