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Saturday, April 20


5K Run or Walk

Course includes campus and EL

5K Roll

Course includes campus and EL

1/2 Mile Walk and Roll

Walk through campus and by Sparty!

Kids' Sprint

Sprint in front of Spartan Stadium

1/2 Mile Children's Race

Course starts by river and finishes in front of Spartan Stadium

The "Virtual" Izzo

Your course at your time


To ensure a safe and exceptional experience for all Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll participants, we have officially CLOSED registration for the in-person event.

You can still register to participate virtually in the Virtual Izzo by clicking the Sign Up button. Virtual participants will receive their Izzo t-shirt in the mail AFTER the event.



Join us on Saturday, April 20th for the 5th annual Izzo Legacy 5K Run/Walk/Roll!

The Izzo family has partnered with Playmakers to host this premium experience on the campus of Michigan State University. The mission is to connect Alumni, the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities in a positive celebration of Coach Izzo's legacy. The events include a 5K Run/Walk, 5K Roll, 1/2 Mile Walk, Children's Races and a Virtual 5K; all events will focus on fitness, fun, family, Spartan spirit and charitable giving!

Proceeds from the 2024 Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will continue to support an endowment for the Izzo Legacy Family Fund that will ensure charitable giving for years to come. In addition, participants can donate to select local charities through the registration process or on the donate page

Tom and I have certainly been blessed to be a part of this community and we feel a genuine obligation to give back to the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities that have become such a large part of our lives. One of the reasons we’ve never left Michigan State is the connection to our community.
~ Lupe Izzo

Packet Pickup & Awards

Packet pickup will be hosted at Playmakers (2299 W. Grand River Avenue, Okemos, MI) on:

  • Thursday, April 18 from 11am - 6pm
  • Friday, April 19 from 11am - 6pm

Race day packet pickup will take place at Munn Ice Arena (509 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI) from 7:15 - 9am

Awards will be provided for the following divisions:

  • 5K Men’s and Women’s: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+.
  • Top Overall Male and Female, Masters Male and Female, and Grand Masters Male and Female will also receive Awards!
  • All finishers will receive a medal!

Race Day Info

Shirt Exchange

Thank you to everyone that has registered! Because we have another sellout event, we cannot exchange any shirts prior to race day. If you would like a different size shirt, please contact Playmakers at 517-349-3803 or email AFTER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 to see if we have your desired size available to exchange. Thank you for your understanding!

Getting To Campus

With this and all the major construction taking place on US-127 as well as Farm Ln on campus, we advise that you allow extra time for increased traffic and detours. Click here to to view MDOT's construction project on US-127 and what roads are affected.


There is ample FREE parking around campus on Saturday, April 20. Participants can park in Ramp 7 (670 S Harrison Rd) across from Breslin, or in Lots 79 and 63 (click here to access MSU's interactive campus map for specific directions to each lot).

Event Schedule

8:45am - 5K Roll Start

9am - 1/2 Mile Walk Start

9:05am - 5K Run/Walk Start

10:15am - Kids' Sprint Start

10:30am - Kids' 1/2 Mile Start


The Izzo 5K appreciates the support of the City of East Lansing and the partnership with East Lansing Police Department and MSU Police Department to make this unique 5K course possible. With the start at Breslin and the finish at Spartan Stadium, participants will experience the unique elements of MSU campus and the eclectic streets of East Lansing throughout this charitable 5K event!

Hall of Fame Sponsor

Volunteer Sponsor

Kids Sponsors

National Champion

Final Four

Elite 8

Sweet 16


Founding Partners

About the Izzo Legacy Family Fund

Tom and Lupe Izzo created the Izzo Legacy Fund to formalize their commitment to the community they have called home and raised their family. It is meant to bring together people in the community through charitable endeavors for the common purpose of helping others. The Izzo Legacy Family Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Event Contact Info

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