The Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll

Saturday, September 12, 2020 Directions
"I hope that the lessons that we learn are to appreciate what we have, respect the decision that are made in the best interest of everybody... And try your hardest to take advantage of every day you're on the Earth." -- Tom Izzo

3 Point 5K Run or Walk

$40 10:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

3 Point 5K Roll

$25 9:50AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Slam Dunk 1 Mile Walk and Roll

$30 10:15AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Future Spartan Half Mile Children's Race

$15 11:15AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Spartan Sprint Children's Race

$15 11:20AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

The "Virtual" Izzo

$40 Price increases after August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
A Message From the Izzo Family

New Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020

Izzo Legacy Community,

The safety, health, and well-being of the Izzo Legacy community is our top priority, and we feel it is critical to do our part in the global effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

For this reason, the 2nd annual Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will be rescheduled. The new date will be Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Since its inception, the mission of the Izzo Legacy 5K has been to unify the community around a common cause and for the purpose of charitable giving. This spirit remains strong and unity is more important than ever!

On April 18, the original race date, the Izzo Legacy Family Fund will host a community day of giving.  The Izzo Legacy Family Fund is encouraging the community to support its deserving charity partners that are helping meet the needs of our community during this challenging time.  Direct donations can be made to charity partners via the DONATE button at the top of the page. 

We encourage all community members to continue running, walking and moving! Exercise is a key component in combating illness and reducing the stress and anxiety during challenging times like this. We look forward to coming together in September to celebrate the Izzo Legacy and its focus on Spartan loyalty, family, community and charitable giving.

With appreciation,
Lupe and Raquel Izzo & The Izzo Race Committee


Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the Sept 12 event. We look forward to having you join us!

The Izzo Virtual Race is an opportunity to participate in the event from any location in the world. In a virtual event, you can run, walk or roll your own distance, at your own pace, from anywhere, and your Izzo Nike t-shirt (children receive a non-Nike shirt), bib number, and medal will be shipped directly to you within 2 weeks of the event.

We deeply appreciate your generosity. Your donation will go to the Izzo Legacy Family Fund which supports local charities selected by the Izzo family.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

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ALERT: Thank you for your interest in the Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Izzo Legacy Race has been postponed until Saturday, September 12, 2020. If you registered for the April 18 event, please select how you would like to proceed with your registration, if you are not registered, register today and join the fun this September!  

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 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 2020 Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will create 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. Fans who donate $1,000 to one or more of the selected local charities will be acknowledged on the Donor Banner displayed at the Izzo Legacy Event.

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

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.

The Start of a Legacy --- Sponsored by WLNS
Hall of Fame Sponsor
National Champion
Final Four
Elite 8
Sweet 16
Founding Partners

Each event will take participants on a celebration tour of MSU Athletics on campus! The 5k and Mile Walk will start at the Breslin Center near the Hall of History, pass by Jenison Field House, Old College Field, Sparty, Ralph Young Track and Field, and finish outside of Spartan Stadium. Upon completion, participants will be able to walk around the football field at Spartan Stadium! This is not so much a race, but a tour of everything athletic on the banks of the Red Cedar!


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