Thank you for joining us for the 5th Annual Run4Elise!

Find race results here >>


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.


  • Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • 1 mile or 5K
  • Registration includes official race bib, finisher’s medal, T-shirt*, Believe bracelet


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

*Register by April 30, 2021 for guaranteed t-shirt.

Race Information

Race & Event Details

When and where is the race?

The official 2020 Run4Elise was rescheduled for May 15, 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 2020 registrants will be transferred over to the 2021 event.

Is this an official timed 5K?

Yes! The 5K on Race Day (May 15, 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 race day, 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. This is an outdoor event that will be socially distanced and mask-friendly.

Registration Details

$25 through April 30, 2021 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

$30 May 1-14, 2021

$35 May 15 (Race Day), online on in person through 7:30 am on the day of the Race

Travel / Hotel Details

We’re pleased to offer a discount hotel rate through Southlake’s new Delta Marriott hotel for our out-of-town participants (or those looking for a relaxing weekend away for the event!).

Special group event rate: $127/night

Rate good: 5/14-5/16

Last day to book: 5/7/21

Click here to book your discounted group rate at the Delta Marriott Hotel >>

Packet Pickup Instructions

 Packet pickup is for in-person runners and walkers.

FRIDAY, May 14, 2021
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

7:40 AM – Invocation and Anthem

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

8:00 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run

8:30 AM5K Run start by socially-distanced corrals at staggered times through 7:50 am

9:30 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 15, 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

2021 Results

You can find the results of our 2021 race here: Click for results >>

Watch 2019 Run4Elise Highlights!

More 2019 Run4Elise Footage!

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2021 Silver Sponsors

Legacy ER & Urgent Care
Phillips Anker, PC
Bear Creek Running
Neighborhood Life
Simply Westlake
Society Life
Vionic Shoes
Premier Pool Safety
Inspire PT
Mills Wealth Advisors
Southlake ATA Martial Arts
Your CBD Store Southlake
Lantzy Children’s Dentistry
North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
Complete Foot and Ankle Care

2021 Title Sponsor

2021 Official Media/Stage Sponsor

2021 Premier Sponsors

2021 Gold Sponsors