15 April 2023

The Izzo Legacy 5k Run/Walk/Roll 2023

The Izzo 5K Run/Walk/Roll is held in April on the morning of the spring football game. The course will include sections on campus and on the streets in East Lansing. The event will feature:

  • 8:45am - 5K Roll Start
  • 9am - 5K Run/Walk Start
  • 9:10am - 1/2 Mile Walk Start
  • 10:15am - Kids' Sprint Start
  • 10:20am - 1/2 Mile Kids Race Start

There is ample complimentary parking around campus. Izzo Run/Walk/Roll participants can park in Ramp 7 (670 S. Harrison Road) across from Breslin, or in Lots 39, 40, 41, 63 or 67. Parking is Free!


Helping the Community Heal

Our hearts are breaking along with our entire Spartan community. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Fraser, Alexandria Verner and Arielle Diamond Anderson, those who are still critically injured and the thousands who were impacted. MSU should be a safe haven, and we hope we can have a part in making that a reality again. We are thankful for all of the first responders and law enforcement who were on the front lines. We will continue to show up and pray for our community.


In 2019, the Izzo Legacy Family Fund was established with a mission of unifying the MSU and Greater Lansing Communities, encouraging inclusivity, and honoring Coach Izzo's values of Spartan loyalty, family, community, and charitable giving. In this time of tragedy, the Izzo Legacy reaffirms its commitment to this mission.


In that spirit, the Izzo Legacy is making a $5,000 donation to MSU Safe Place and a $5,000 donation to Ele's Place in honor of Brian, Alexandria and Arielle. MSU Safe Place is offering reflect and connect sessions for grieving MSU faculty, staff, and students. Ele’s Place is a resource for grief support for children, teens and their families. All services are provided at no cost. They also provide a peer-to-peer support group for young adults between the ages of 18-26, in the Capital Region. Ele’s Place Bereavement Coordinators are available for phone consultations at 517-482-1315, Monday –Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We encourage others to add to this 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:

Charity Spotlight:
Origami Rehabilitation

No one plans for a brain injury. A single moment can forever change a person’s life. Origami Rehabilitation provides comprehensive rehabilitation for children, adolescents, and adults with neurological, developmental, mental health, and orthopedic conditions through their residential and outpatient programs. With their compassionate and innovative services, Origami creates opportunities and transforms lives. Treating diagnoses such…

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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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