Sun August 1 - Sat October 2, 2021
Events

5K

$35 $25 10/02 8:30AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Handcycle

$35 $25 10/02 8:29AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Youth Fun Run

$8 $8 10/02 9:15AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K Race

$30 $25 Price increases after September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Youth Fun Run

$10 $8 Price increases after September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.calvin.edu/classic.

Description

Join us for the 2021 Calvin Classic 5K and Youth Fun Run! This year, we're hoping to offer the race both in-person as well as virtually, so you can run the course with us on campus on October 2 or wherever you are! Registration ($35 adults, $15 students (discount applied at checkout), $10 youth run + processing fees) is open until Oct. 2, but register by Sept. 15 to receive your shirt in time to wear for your personal race AND the discounted early-bird rate ($25 adults, $15 students (discount applied at checkout), $8 youth run + processing fees).

This event supports the Calvin Alumni Association and allows us to continue to offer networking events, lifelong learning opportunities, and other resources to you as a Knight for Life. Thank you for your support! 

Questions? Contact 5K@calvin.edu. 

#CalvinClassic5K #CalvinClassicYouthFunRun #CalvinHomecoming2021

Registration Fees

$35 per person September 16 - October 2, 2021 // 5K + Virtual 5K (Early-bird rate: $25 through September 15, 2021)
$15 student pricing (discount applied at check-out) // 5K + Virtual 5K 
$10 per person September 16 - October 2, 2020 // Fun Run + Virtual Fun Run (kids races) for children ages 3-9  (Early-bird rate: $8 through September 15, 2021)
Check registration pages for details. 

Please note: there is also a small processing fee for each race (price varies from $3 to $2). Sorry, no refunds or transfers. In case of severe weather; local, state or national emergency; matters of public health safety; race directors reserve the right to cancel the race without refund. 

Virtual Race

Compete from anywhere in the world! Register by September 15 to receive a Calvin Classic 5K shirt, bib, and Calvin sticker in the mail the week of September 27th and participate in your race gear. Share a photo or video of yourself in your race day shirt and bib on social media using the hashtags #CalvinClassic5K and #CalvinHomecoming2021 by October 2 to be eligible to win a number of prizes! Early-bird pricing is available through September 15 and registration closes October 2.

Note: if you register after September 15, your race shirt, bib, and sticker will be mailed after the race deadline (October 2).   

 

Virtual Youth Fun Run

The Virtual Youth Fun Run is perfect for children ages 3-9. Encourage your kids to walk or run anywhere from 100 yards to a quarter-mile (or whatever distance they are most comfortable with). Youth participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher ribbon, and Calvin sticker.

Compete from anywhere by October 2! Register by September 15 to receive a Calvin Classic 5K shirt, bib, and Calvin sticker in the mail the week of September 27th and participate in your race gear. Make it fun for your child and tag us in your race day photos or videos (by October 3) by using the hashtags #CalvinClassicYouthFunRun and #CalvinHomecoming2021 to be eligible to win a number of prizes! Registrations received after September 16 will be mailed race gear after the day of the race deadline (October 2). 

Some ideas:

  • set-up "official" start and finish lines
  • decorate the course with fun handmade items
  • cheer them on loudly!
Shirts

Register by September 16 to receive your race materials prior to "race day" and participate in your race shirt the week of Calvin's Homecoming and Family Week (September 28 - October 3). Registrations received between September 16 and October 3 will be mailed race shirts, bibs, ribbons, and stickers after October 3, 2020. 

5K participants will receive a short-sleeved shirt, bib, and Calvin sticker to commemorate their achievement. You must register by 5 p.m. on September 16, 2020 to receive it the week of Calvin's Homecoming. Each participant will receive only one race shirt. Shirts are youth and unisex (men's) sizes.

Youth Fun Run participants will receive a short-sleeved shirt, participation ribbon, and Calvin sticker to commemorate their achievement. You must register by 5 p.m. on September 16, 2020 to receive it the week of Calvin's Homecoming. Each participant will receive only one race shirt. Shirts are youth and unisex (men's) sizes.

If you would prefer to pick-up your shirt, please email 5K@calvin.edu to set-up a pick-up time the week of September 28, 2020. We ask that all on-campus participants (staff, faculty, and students) schedule a pick-up time.

Check out this year's shirts here

Post-Race Party

While there will be no awards ceremony this year, all race participants are still eligible for drawings. To be eligible to win, share a photo or video of yourself in your race day shirt and bib on social media using the hashtags #CalvinHomecoming2020 and #CalvinClassic5K or #CalvinClassicYouthFunRun or email your photos to 5K@calvin.edu. We will be doing a random drawing and announce winners the week of October 5. Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors for our giveaways. 

Current ist of giveaways: 
5 $200 Apple Gift Cards provided by Aspen Investment Management Inc. 
1 Calvin University Blanket provided by the Calvin Alumni Association 
2 Calvin University Sweatshirts provided by the Calvin Alumni Association 
14 $15 gift certificates to Gazelle Sports 

Is your company interested in contributing an item to our list of giveaways? Email 5K@calvin.edu

 

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Corporate Challenge

Build a team and promote fitness and fun with your co-workers!
Register for the Classic 5K with four or more runners from your workplace.
The team with the lowest score (determined by cross country scoring) wins $250 and recognition at the awards ceremony!

President's Shoe Challenge

Calvin faculty, student employees and staff, here is your chance to build departmental pride and a sense of team spirit, while competing for the illustrious President’s Shoe Trophy. Build a team of four or more colleagues. Teams must consist of at least three Calvin faculty or staff; department student workers and immediate household family members may also compete on your team. Registrations must be received by September 16, 2020, to count toward the President's Shoe Challenge.

Results

Race results provided by Classic Race Management:
www.calvin.edu/classic

Youth Fun Run

9:15 a.m.
The Fun Run will be held on the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center’s indoor Sturrus Track and is for children ages 3-9.
Races are divided by age groups. Distances range from 100 yards to a quarter mile.
Youth participants will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt and finisher ribbon. 
$10 per child + processing fee. 
Parents may accompany very young children (no registration needed for parents)

Handcycle Division

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5K Run/Walk

8:30 a.m.
The USATF certified 5K course runs through Calvin's scenic, relatively flat college campus. The 5K race will begin with the handcycle racers starting just before the runners, and walkers starting just behind the runners. Strollers are welcome, but must stay at the back of the race. Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and animals are not allowed on the course. Strollers may enter the Hoogenboom Gym using the handcycle entrance in Lot 6. All participants must be registered and have a race number to participate.

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