2021 Family Weekend 5K

Thanks for participating in the 5K for 2021 see below for results!

Hosted by Recreation & Wellness, the GVSU Family Weekend 5K run/walk course is a flat, fast course that will show off the beauty of the Grand Valley Campus in the fall season. This race will have professional timing and immediate results. 

This year, we will have an in-person and virtual event. The in-person event will take place on the Allendale campus on Saturday, October 9. For the virtual event, racers will submit their time, and the top three times will receive a prize. More registraiton details are below. 


In- Person Event: Men's, Women's, and All-Gender 

  • Men’s 14 & Under, Men’s 15-19, Men’s 20-29, Men’s 30-39, Men’s 40-49, Men’s 50-59, Men’s 60-69, Men’s 70 & Over.

  • Women’s 14 & Under, Women’s 15-19, Women’s 20-29, Women’s 30-39, Women’s 40-49, Women’s 50-59, Women’s 60-69, Women’s 70 & Over.

  • All-Gender 14 & Under, All-Gender 15-19, All-Gender 20-29, All-Gender 30-39, All-Gender 40-49, All-Gender 50-59, All-Gender 60-69, All-Gender 70 & Over.

Virtual Participants

  • Virtual participant will not be placed into divisions. Overall results/times will be posted by Monday October 11th. All results must be entered by 11:59p on Sunday October 10th. Submit Results!


  • Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.

Registration is now OPEN!


Until 12pm on October 1.
$25/participant T-shirt is not a guarantee if after 12pm on September 24.

LATE/WALK UP Registration
October 1 at 12pm until October 9th at 8:30 a.m.
$30/participant and does not guarantee a T-Shirt

In-Person Event Registration

Virtual Event Registration 



Friday, October 8th
4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
GVSU Recreation & Wellness Office within the Recreation Center

Saturday, October 9th
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Late Registration/Packet Pickup @ Kirkhof Center Lobby

*IMPORTANT: Packets cannot be picked up without a completed waiver.


Waivers MUST be completed for all participants.

Packets will not be distributed to any participants whose waiver has not been completed and returned. 



This event would not be possible without the help of our gracious volunteers! Volunteer opportunities range based on your interest level. 

*We will not be hosting student organizations as groups for volunteer and fundraising opportunities for 2021. 

Sponsors & Partners

We are so grateful for your partnerships, as this event would not be possible without you. Thank you for supporting our programs, services, and most importantly - our students! We're seeking sponsors for this event. If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact [email protected] 


If weather conditions present a danger to participants, Race officials maintain the right to cancel or delay the event. Examples that could alter the event: tornado warning, tornado watch, or thunderstorm. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the event or the post event awards to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. 

Such conditions will not result in refunding of any race fees or future credit since funds were already spent in preparation for the race day. 

If the event is cancelled, runners will receive an email on how they can pick up their race packet.


This policy is intended to enhance the safety and health of students, faculty, staff, contractors, vendors and other visitors, and to supplement the existing GVSU policies, by providing rules and regulations regarding the presence of animals in GVSU facilities. 

No person shall bring any animal(s) onto University owned or controlled property unless otherwise permitted by this or other University policy as in the GVSU policy

For more information, visit the GVSU Policy webpage or contact Disability Support Resources directly. 

Page last modified October 11, 2021