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The Whoville 5k

Sun December 3 - Sun December 31 Two locations: Northville and Grand Rapids, MI 00000 US




Big Whos, little Whos, anywho!


A Whoville Celebration including Whoville characters, Santa, The Whoville 5k, Kids Run, Whoville hats, costume contest prizes, cookies, hot cocoa and more!
The Whoville 5k is a place not a race, there will not be official results.


Whoville Northville
Sunday, December 3rd at 1pm.

Whoville Grand Rapids
Sunday, December 10th at 1pm.



Whoville Northville
Northville High School, Northville Michigan

Whoville Grand Rapids
Riverside Park, Grand Rapids Michigan



All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and Northville Track and Field

Hats and Ornamedals Galore!


The Mayor decreed

In a move quite executive

All Who's must receive

A hat that's most decorative.



Then His Honor commissioned

an award quite unsettled

An ornament...  to be worn!

Which he called,  "Ornamedals!"



Whoville 5k

Adult Whoville Boco Pom Beanie and Ornamedal


Whoville Kids Run

Kids' Whoville Boco Pom Beanie and Ornamedal

Packet Pickup


Whoville Northville

Saturday, December 2nd, 12:00pm - 3:30pm Gazelle Sports Northville


Whoville Grand Rapids 

Friday December 8th, 4pm - 6pm Gazelle Sports Downtown Grand Rapids
Saturday, December 9th, 12:00pm - 3:30pm Gazelle Sports 28th Street

Whoville Grand Rapids Details

Event Day Timeline

Noon: Whoville open and Packet Pickup
1:00pm (or thereabouts): Character introductions and Kids Fun Run
1:05pm (or thereabouts): Whoville 5k begins

All participants will be given the opportunity to finish the event- there are no time limits in Whoville! 



The Whoville village will be open at noon on Sunday but refreshments are for after the run...    we wouldn't want you to toss your cookies.


The village and start of the race will be at the southernmost end of Riverside Park near the corner of Monroe Ave NW and Knapp St NE. Hereabouts. 


The Riverside Park parking lot will be reserved for volunteers. Please plan to park on neighborhood streets. Note that all parking laws will be in effect. Do not double park, block a driveway or fire hydrant, or park too close to an intersection, or you will be ticketed and please be mindful of not parking in area businesses' parking lots. 

Post Event Refreshments

Only the Whos who registered for Whoville are welcome to partake in post-event complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. This year we will have hand made cookies by our special needs friends working at Cookie Chicks and Stir it Up Bakery. There shall be gluten, gluten free and vegan options for Whos of all dietary constitutions! Please take up to two cookies then check back to see if there are leftovers.

Still Hungry?

Pi 2 Go by Palermo Pizza will be there slingin glutenous and gluten free pizza pi's for an extra fee.


Whoville is more of a place than a race. We will have a clock for those who want to see their time, we will not have official results this year. 

Costume Contest

Don't forget to dust off your finest holiday spirit, your best Dr. Seuss character impressions, or your gravity-defying Cindy Lou Who braids! Awards will be given to the best dressed Whos in Whoville.

Whoville Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Whoville, click the button below.

Refund Policy

Due to the investment cost for creating this experience refunds are not issued for the event. 

An event by Gazelle Sports


Presenting Sponsors


Proceeds benefitting the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan and Northville Track and Field


Thank you to our Grand Rapids sponsors


Virtual Whoville

Virtual Whoville 5k

Hat, bib and medal will be shipped to you at no extra cost.


Virtual Kids Run

Hat, bib and medal will be shipped to you at no extra cost.

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