Big Babies 5K

Sat April 20, 2019 East Lansing, MI US 48824 Directions
736 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI US 48824

The Big Babies 5K run/walk has been established to provide financial support for medical expenses for the care of newborn large animals (foals, crias, calves, kids, etc.) that require treatment at MSU’s Veterinary Medical Center. Medical expenses for newborn animals are generally unanticipated and can be substantial. The Big Babies Fund will be used to cover part of the medical expenses for clients in need. Further, the fund can be used to enhance the educational experience of veterinary students and large animal residents (veterinarians pursuing further training to become specialists) working with Big Babies.

Dogs are welcome to walk with their owners in this event. We ask that you start at the back of the group.

Awards: medals for overall and 2nd place male and female, plus medals for first and second place finishers in the following age groups (male and female): 10 and under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71 and over.

Race Day Registration: 8:00 to 8:45 AM race day morning in Atrium of Oncology Center. Prices same as Late Registration. (shirts not guaranteed)

Packet pick up: Friday 4/19 at Large Animal Clinic Office Bogue St entrance from noon to 5:00 pm (not available after 5pm) or race day morning from 8 to 8:45 am in the Atrium on Oncology Center. 

The race will be chipped timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at

Refer friends and get a $10 refund

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.

Big Babies success story

Indie the filly was orphaned and came to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center for newborn care and management. Thanks to donations from the Big Babies fund and other friends, plus the support of her family and the MSU team, Indie is off to the races at the Large Animal Clinic. You can support Big Babies in need of care like Indie by participating in this year’s Big Babies race on Saturday, April 13th. Check out Indie HERE

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support our Big Babies and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Valid until April 5th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

Big Babies Poster
Rough start without mom. Big Babies 5k here to help!

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


2019 shirt will be a similar design with a different t-shirt color. Updated shirt photo will be posted when available.

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a Grand Prize! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.


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