Sat March 28, 2020 East Lansing, MI US 48824 Directions

5k Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after March 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids 1 Mile Ages 12 and under

$15 8:40AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends March 28, 2020 at 11:59am EDT
736 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI US 48824

The IRONDOG Fund was created to support the medical and surgical care of animals hospitalized at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center. The IRONDOG 5K is our largest annual fundraiser. This will be our 10th annual event.

Join us for a flat, fast, fun, and unique 5K course through the campus of MSU. 300-500 runners and walkers are expected! Dogs are welcome with walkers.

Register by 3/21 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts available as supplies last after that date.

Awards: Overall male and female and Overall Master (age 40+) male and female.  Age group awards to top 3 in each age category. New in 2020 added age groups 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. 

Packet Pick Up and race registration is at Playmakers ( 2299 W Grand River Ave, Okemos, MI 48864) 4P-8P Friday, March 27th and race day 7:00-8:50AM at the race site, 736 Wilson Road, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824

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.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support our animals 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 March 21st) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

Standard Course Map

IRONDOG 5k course map.

Alternate Course Map
Parking Information

2020 Shirts - Super soft cotton-poly blend with a little stretch to it!


This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 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 1st until December 31st. 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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