Homecoming 2017: 5K Run/Walk

Homecoming 2017: 5K Run/Walk

Date and Time

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 AM


1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401


Sign Up for the Race

Kelly Family Sports Center (No. 82 on Allendale Campus Map)

The Laker Homecoming 5K run/walk course is a flat, fast course that will show off the beauty of the Grand Valley Campus in the fall season. The course starts just outside of the Kelly Family Sports Center and heads out toward Laker Village before turning back north and entering the main part of campus. Runners will wind around the freshman living centers before heading to Kelly Family Sports Center. A post all- you-can-eat breakfast 5K run/walk breakfast is included in this price. Registration price will increase by $5 after October 13.

Race proceeds benefit the GVSU Cross Country and Track & Field programs.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race email Kim Schmidt at

Live / Late Registration

Late registration will take place beginning October 14. Day of registration on Saturday Oct. 28, 2017 from 8:30-930 AM. Race is at 10 AM.

Packet Pick Up

Thursday, October 26 at Striders, 4045 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, 4:00pm-7:00pm 
Day of Registration/Packet Pick-Up Saturday, October 28 at Kelly Family Sports Center 8:30am-9:30am. Registration will close at 9:30am.


-Top three overall finishers (male and female)

-Top three overall male and female masters

-Top three male and female finishers in each of the age divisions (7 & under, 8-11, 12-14, 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+)

-All Kids Fun Run participants receive ribbons

Schedule and Event Details

The GVSU Laker Homecoming 5K race begins at the Kelly Family Sports Center located just behind the Fieldhouse Arena on the Allendale Campus. There will be a post-race raffle for a chance to win prizes (must be present to win). This event is for all ages so bring the family! We will have kids’ activities, complimentary child care provided by the GVSU Children's Enrichment Center while you run, and a Kids Fun Run at 11 a.m. taking place inside the Kelly Family Sports Center. Your bib number will get you complimentary breakfast post-race, included in your race registration, others can pay $10 at the door (please bring cash). Participants and spectators park in Lot H. Shower facilities will be available.

Visit the Homecoming website for more events, details, and registration.


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