Heart Throb 5k

Sun February 10, 2019 East Lansing, MI US 48824 Directions
542 Auditorium Rd
East Lansing, MI US 48824

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a loved one, friend, or family member by racing in the couples division or race solo on a fast course through the MSU campus. Post race food, hats, and awards included. Runners and walkers welcome.

The race will start promptly at 9 am. Please arrive early!

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at Playmakers.com.


Race Swag

2019 Hats 

Costume Contest

Be the most ridiculously Valentinsey person to win!

Top three costumes/groups will win a prize!


Parking is free in the ramp just west of Bessey Hall.


What is the difference between the Individual and Couple's Divisions?

The Individual Division is just as it sounds. You sign up, you race, you get your results.

In the Couple's Division, you and a partner race. Your combined times are compared to others in the Couple's division. The faster the both of you run, the faster your combined time! We also combine each participant's age into a combined age group.

Do I get a medal?

Top three overall finishers from Individual Division and top 1 from the Couples Division will receive valentines candy gram "medals". 

Where can I park?

Parking is available in the ramp next to Bessey Hall. You may also park in the lot in front of Erikson Hall. See www.maps.msu.edu for parking.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! We welcome your four-legged friends! However, please be cognizant of the weather. 

What time does the race start?

The race starts at 9:00 am. Please arrive a little earlier for parking and warming up. 

Is there a packet pick-up?

There is packet pick-up at Playmakers on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5-8 pm AND on race day starting at 7:30 am. 

Can I pick up my packet the day of the race?

Yes. You may want to arrive a little early though.

Can I register for the race at packet pick-up/ on race day?

Ideally, we'd like you to sign up beforehand but paper registration forms will be available at packet pick-up and on race day. WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ACCEPT CASH OR CHECKS ON BOTH OF THESE DAYS!  

What happens if there is bad weather?

In most cases, we will run the race. We ask participants to dress according to weather. In the event that we have to cancel or postpone the race, we will send emails to all participants.

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us at msutrievents@gmail.com


This race is endorsed by 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 various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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