April 20th, 2024

Registration is live for the 2024 Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll!

Join us in April 20th, 2024 for the 5th annual Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll!

The Izzo family has partnered with Playmakers to host this premium experience on the campus of Michigan State University. The mission is to connect Alumni, the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities in a positive celebration of Coach Izzo's legacy. The events include a 5K Run/Walk, 5K Roll, 1/2 Mile Walk, Children's Races and a Virtual 5K; all events will focus on fitness, fun, family, Spartan spirit and charitable giving! Last year's event saw record-breaking participants and the Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll is officially the largest 5K in mid-Michigan! Come celebrate the historic 5th anniversary with the Izzos and our communities.

Proceeds from the 2024 Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will continue to support an endowment for the Izzo Legacy Family Fund that will ensure charitable giving for years to come. In addition, participants can donate to select local charities through the registration process or on the donate page

Tom and I have certainly been blessed to be a part of this community and we feel a genuine obligation to give back to the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities that have become such a large part of our lives. One of the reasons we’ve never left Michigan State is the connection to our community.

~ Lupe Izzo

The Izzo Legacy is celebrating it's 5th year! Read the press release.

Access the Official Course Map

Click the button below to see the full course map before you start the race!

The Izzo Legacy Establishes Endowment to further its Commitment to Community

East Lansing, MI – The Izzo Legacy is proud to announce the establishment of its endowment fund at the Capital Region Community Foundation. 

In 2019, Lupe and Raquel Izzo created the Izzo 5K Run/Walk/Roll event to unify the community and to establish a sustainable annual event that would give back to the Greater Lansing and Michigan State communities. The Izzo 5K Run/Walk/Roll has become the largest 5K event in mid-Michigan, with almost 5,000 participants in 2023! 

In 2020, the Izzo Legacy non-profit corporation was established to ensure that the Izzo family’s commitment to charitable giving would grow and continue throughout the greater Lansing community.

 “Tom and I feel it’s important to give back to our community that has given us so much over the years,” said Lupe Izzo, founder of the Izzo Legacy. “Starting the Izzo Legacy with my family has been a dream come true. Since 2019, with the support of our sponsors, donors and valued volunteers, we’ve raised over $450,000 for our charity partners.”

“We are proud to establish the Izzo Legacy Endowment Fund at the Capital Region Community Foundation,” said Raquel Izzo McDonald, Executive Director of the Izzo Legacy. “The Izzo Legacy Endowment will ensure that my parents’ commitment to charitable giving will last forever. Partnering with the Community Foundation was an easy choice because of its strong connection to the communities and charities we support.” 

About the Izzo Legacy

Tom and I have developed the Izzo Legacy to formalize our commitment to our community. The Izzo Legacy provides a manner in which we can still support our community for years to come.

Causes We Support

Proceeds from the Fund help these organizations:

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Charity Partner Application

Apply to become a charity partner with The Izzo Legacy. Each year, we select nonprofit organizations in Michigan to support through our annual event. Complete the application form below to be considered for partnership.

Charity Spotlight:
Izzo Legacy Family Fund

The Izzo Legacy Family Fund was created out of love for our community. Our family’s mission to give back has stemmed from the parents of Tom & myself and in turn, we have passed it down to our kids Raquel & Steven. Tom & I have certainly been blessed to be a part of the…

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Support the Legacy!

Honor the impact and legacy of Coach Tom Izzo and celebrate his value of hard work, Spartan royalty, family, community and charitable giving.

Benefit local charities selected by the Izzo family.

Encourage inclusivity by coordinating with MSU Adaptive Sports to accommodate participants of all abilities.

Provide the Spartan community with a unique family-friendly event.

Contact The Izzo Legacy

Drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you!:

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