Grand Finale 5K 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 9am, GVSU Allendale Campus

Participant Registration

Student Organization Registration

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Course Map

About This Event

  • Hosted by Campus Recreation, the GVSU Grand Finale 5K run/walk course is a flat, fast course that will show off the beauty of the Grand Valley Campus in the spring season. The event occurs on April 14 with a start of 9am. GVSU Campus Recreation is the event organizer with partnership from a variety of GVSU student organizations and clubs. This race will have professional timing and immediate results provided by PrimeNRG. We also will have medals for race winners, t-shirts for those who register timely, refreshments post race, music, and giveaways.  

  • Partnering with several student organizations, Campus Recreation is providing you the opportunity to support a student organization. When you register, select one of the organizations below to donate a portion of your registration to support their student organization's initiative.

  • Divisions: 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.

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

  • Participants who run in their cap & gown are entered into a drawing to receive 1 of 2 grand prizes - High Sierra Piranha Backpack with 2L Hydration Pack! Value of $50.

Register for the Grand Finale 5K, hosted by Campus Recreation!



EARLY BIRD Registration
Deadline: April 1
The price will be $15/runner and guarantees a T-Shirt.

April 2 - April 13
The price will be $20/runner and does not guarantee a T-Shirt.

LATE/WALK UP Registration
April 14 until 8:30am
The price will be $25/runner and does not guarantee a T-Shirt.

Packet Pick-Ups

Friday, April 13
5pm - 8pm
GVSU Campus Recreation Office within the Recreation Center

Saturday, April 14
7:30am - 8:30am Late Registration/Packet Pickup @ Kirkhof Center Lobby

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


Waivers MUST be completed for all participants. The waiver can be found HERE

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

Student Organization Partners


Is your student organization planning to host a 5K during the Winter 2018 semester? This is a great opportunity to fund raise and be part of a new campus tradition! 

Registration is now open! We look forward to working with your student organization.

Register now! 


*Please note that this is not a sign up to run the race. This registers your student organization to participate in fundraising and volunteering for the event only. Registration for the actual race is coming soon!


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

Volunteer opportunities coming soon!


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We're looking for sponsors for this event. If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact

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Page last modified February 19, 2018