The Izzo Legacy 5k Run/Walk/Roll

In partnership with

About the Event

In 2019, the Izzo family and Playmakers partnered to host an annual premium run/walk experience on the campus of Michigan State University.

With an emphasis on fitness, fun, family, charity, and Spartan Spirit, the event seeks to:

Honor the impact & legacy of Coach Tom Izzo and his values of hard work, Spartan Spirit, family, community, and chartable giving.

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

Provide the Spartan community with a unique family- friendly event that encourages healthy living.

Provide Spartan alumni and fans an annual opportunity to return to campus, attend the spring football game, additional non-revenue athletic events, and participate in the run/walk/roll.

Establish a sustainable annual event that gives back to the Greater Lansing and Michigan State communities.

One Event. Big Impact.

campus participants
virtual participants
2022 event pic

The 2022 Event

The 2022 Izzo 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held in April on the morning of the spring football game. The Race Committee will continue to follow the guidelines of the university, local, city, state, and public health officials to ensure a safe experience for all Izzo 5K participants. This year, we'll feature:

  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 5K Roll
  • 1 Mile Walk
  • Children's Races
  • Virtual 5K

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Izzo Legacy 5K Run/Walk/Roll is seeking sponsors who share in the same community commitment and involvement that the Izzo’s have shared before and during their time at Michigan State as well as the appreciation for Coach Tom Izzo, Michigan State University and the entire Spartan Nation. Sponsors should be committed to helping create an event that will honor and celebrate the legacy of Coach Izzo.

Sponsors will receive pre-race, race day and post-race marketing benefits based on their level of sponsorship.

Want to help, but not as a sponsor? We’re looking for volunteers for Race Day!

Levels of Sponsorship

Hall of Fame

National Champion

Final Four

Elite Eight

Sweet 16


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.

Izzo 5K Photos

The Izzo Race was a huge success thanks to all of our sponsors and all those who came out and ran! Check out some photos from the event.

Contact The Izzo Legacy

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

Scroll to Top