Location: Allendale, MI US 49401 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
9:00AM EDT
N/A Events: 5K Run Walk Student 5K
Kids Fun Run
10:00AM EDT
GVSU - Kelly Family Sports Center
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI US 49401

The GVSU Homecoming 5K run/walk course is a flat, fast course that will show off the beauty of the Grand Valley Campus in the fall season. The course starts just outside of the Kelly Family Sports Center and heads out toward Laker Village before turning back north and entering the main part of campus. Runners will wind around the freshman living centers before heading to Kelly Family Sports Center.


4 - $50 campus dining cards

Rounds of golf at the Meadows

Passes to Grand Rapids Public Museum

Griffins Hockey Tickets

2 Passes to President’s Ball – Dinner and Dance

Design 2 Salon and Spa Gift Certificates

MVP 3 Month Family Membership

Detroit Red Wings Autographed Photo - #3 Nick Jensen

Race proceeds benefit the GVSU Cross Country and Track & Field programs.

Race Contact Info

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Live / Late Registration

Day of registration on Saturday, October 6  is from 7:30-830 AM. Race is at 9 AM.

New exciting giveaway will be provided for all participants! 



Packet Pick Up

Thursday, October 4 at Striders, 4045 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, 4:00pm-7:00pm 
Day of Registration/Packet Pick-Up Saturday, October 6 at Kelly Family Sports Center 7:30am-8:30am. Registration will close at 8:30am. Race at 9am.


-Top three overall finishers (male and female)

-Top three overall male and female masters

-Top male and female finishers in each of the age divisions (7 & under, 8-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+)

-All Kids Fun Run participants receive ribbons

Schedule and Event Details

The GVSU Homecoming 5K race begins at the Kelly Family Sports Center located just behind the Fieldhouse Arena on the Allendale Campus. There will be a raffle for a chance to win prizes. This event is for all ages so bring the family! We will have kids’ activities, complimentary child care provided by the GVSU Children's Enrichment Center while you run, and a Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m. taking place inside the Kelly Family Sports Center. Your bib number will get you complimentary breakfast post-race, included in your race registration, others can pay $10 at the door (please bring cash). Participants and spectators park in Lot H. Shower facilities will be available.


On the Campus or Grand Valley University Allendale. Beautiful course thru the campus with a few rolling hills!