Location: Ann Arbor, MI US 48109 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors
8:30AM EDT

The fourth annual Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors presented by Toyota is an exciting running and walking event for the regional Midwest area. Beyond intercollegiate athletics, our students, faculty and staff also regularly participate in dozens of intramural, club sport and fitness activities as well as actively support our local campus and county community.

The run/walk, owned and managed by the University of Michigan Athletic Department working in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Track Club, will be held on Sunday, April 9, and will begin near the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus and finish on the field of the revered University of Michigan football stadium, the Big House.

In 2016, $115,000 was donated to six local, non-profit beneficiaries. We look forward to partnering with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Avalon Housing, Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program, Hands Across The Water, Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance and the University of Michigan Comprehensive ALS Clinic. The intent of our race is to provide our beneficiaries a platform to raise awareness and funds toward their cause.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at bighouse5k@umich.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 9, 2016!

Race Beneficiaries

For 2017, a guaranteed $12 of each participants registration fee will be split evenly and donated to the six official non-profit race beneficiaries. Any additional revenue after race expenses will be distributed to the charities as well. The official race beneficiaries for the Big House 5K include: the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Avalon Housing, Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program through the UM Health System, Hands Across the Water, Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance and the UM Comprehensive ALS Clinic.

Oh behalf of our six beneficiaries, thank you for supporting the local Washtenaw community! 

1201 South Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI US 48109
Big House 5k Contact Info

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Big House 5k Website

Additional Big House 5k information can be found at http://www.mgoblue.com/bighouse5k.

RaceJoy Enabled
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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy