2023 Laker Family Weekend FUN(D) Run

Thank You!

We appreciate everyone who participated in this year's event, and hope to see you again next year!

Overall Top 10

  • Jason Bos
  • Brady Cichowlas
  • Paul Derheim
  • Tyler Dohm (1st Place)
  • Austin Garcia
  • Elizabeth Kalafut
  • Matt Salazman
  • Alex Sweet
  • Josue Vasquez
  • Chalmer Young

What's New This Year?

Participation Levels

Participants can select from two options during registration depending on their level of interest: "I just want to have fun" or "I'm in it to win it".


Our Top 10 overall competing participants will have a chance to win a race medal and prize pack.

Updated Course

We've updated our event course into a 2-mile loop that includes popular campus landmarks and making it accessible and enjoyable for all participants.   

Click here for a copy of the course map!

For a Cause

Registration proceeds will go directly to your choice of two funds benefitting GVSU students.

Featured Collaboration: CWGE X AFD

GVSU's Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity (CWGE) and the Allendale Fire Department (AFD) are teaming up to host a food drive in honor of September's Hunger Action Month.

Join in a variety of activities taking place near our start/finish line that includes face painting, photo opportunities with a fire truck and firefighters, games, popcorn, cotton candy, and more! Donations of non-perishable food and basic needs items are welcome and encouraged.

Replenish Logo
  • Milk 
  • Meat (chicken, fish, and beef)
  • Cheese
  • Fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables
  • Yogurt 
  • Eggs 
  • Lunch meat 
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Oral hygiene items 
  • Laundry detergent 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Hygiene products 
  • Menstrual hygiene products 
  • Rice 
  • Dried beans 
  • Boxed shelf stable (non-diary milk) 
  • Pasta 
  • Pasta sauce 
  • Gluten free options 
  • Cereal 
  • Canned meat 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Jelly 
  • Microwave macaroni and cheese 
  • Ramen noodles 
  • Oil (olive, canola, and vegetable oil) 

The Good Stuff

Registration Form

Opens on August 1 until Saturday, September 16 @ 8:30am on prior to the event starting. Use the green button below to access the form.



Waivers MUST be completed prior to the event start and will be sent to participants after completing registration.

What You Get

All participants will receive a commemorative race bib, t-shirt, and sticker for the event. 

Join the Fun

Whether you choose to navigate our course or support those participating, we have something for you! Yard games and activities will be on site adjacent to our start/finish line for all to enjoy throughout the event. 


If weather conditions present a danger to participants, GVSU staff maintain the right to cancel or delay the event. Less threatening conditions may cause adjustments to the event to ensure safety of everyone involved. Such conditions will not result in refunding of any registration fees or future credit. 

If the event is cancelled prior to September 16, participants will be notified as soon as possible. 

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. 


Contact us at [email protected] or 616-331-1732 to get in touch with someone regarding this event.

Get Involved

This event would not be possible without the help of our gracious volunteers and partners. If you or your organization would like to make a contribution to our event, use this link to access our donation form.

Please contact Mike at [email protected] for more information on how to get involved.

Laker Family Weekend 2023

For more events and happenings around campus, use this link to access the 2023 Laker Family Weekend website!

Page last modified September 27, 2023