The Run4Elise is scheduled for May 1, 2021!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID cancellations, all registrants for our 2020 event have been automatically registered for the 2021 walk/run. You do not need to register again!


  • Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • 1 mile or 5K
  • $25 registration includes official race big, finisher’s medal, T-shirt*, Believe bracelet


  • Join us virtually from anywhere to show your support!
  • $25 registration includes T-shirt*

*Register by April 15, 2021 for guaranteed t-shirt.

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.

Race Information

Race & Event Details

When and where is the race?

The official 2020 Run4Elise could not be held this year, despite our best efforts, due to ongoing public safety concerns. We have rescheduled for May 1, 2021, 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!

What if I already registered for the race in 2020?

All current registrants will be transferred over to the 2021 event. We will provide more details in the coming months.

Is this an official timed 5K?

Yes! The 5K on Race Day (May 1, 2021) is a USTAF 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 2021 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 next spring, but rest assured that we will always put the safety of our participants first. We will adhere to any official guidelines and requirements for public safety that are in place at the time.

Registration Details

$25 through April 1, 2021 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

$30 April 2-24, 2021

$35 April 25 – May 1, online on in person through 7:00 am on the day of the Race

Packet Pickup Instructions

 Packet pickup is for in-person runners and walkers.

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021
8:00 AM 
– 6:00 PM

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


6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Race Day Schedule

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

7:10 AM – Invocation and Anthem

7:15 AM – Corral Line-Up & Camp Gladiator Warm-Up

7:30 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run

8:00 AM5K Run start by socially-distanced corrals at staggered times through 7:50 am

9:00 AM  – Race Awards

NOTE: Inclement Weather Plan could 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 (May 1, 2021) 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, 2021!

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 and over

2019 Results

You can find the results of our 2019 race here: Click for results >>

Watch 2019 Run4Elise Highlights!

More 2019 Run4Elise Footage!

Watch 2017 Run4Elise Highlights!

2021 Silver Sponsors

Legacy ER & Urgent Care
Phillips Anker, PC
Bear Creek Running
Neighborhood Life
Simply Westlake
Society Life
Vionic Shoes
Premier Pool Safety
Ride with Pride Inc
Southlake ATA Martial Arts
Stacy Furniture & Design
Your CBD Store Southlake
Lantzy Children’s Dentistry
North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center

2021 Title Sponsor

2021 Official Media/Stage Sponsor

2021 Premier Sponsors

2021 Gold Sponsors