The Izzo Legacy 5K Run/Walk to debut April 13

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The first-ever Izzo Legacy Run/Walk will be held on April 13 on Michigan State’s campus.

And it’s more than a race.  It’s a celebration of Michigan State University.

The 5K event will start by the Hall of History at Breslin Student Events Center and finish outside of Spartan Stadium. Participants will then enter the stadium for a victory lap around the field.  

The Izzo family will partner with Playmakers and On Target Living to host the event to connect the Alumni, MSU, and Mid-Michigan communities in a positive celebration of Coach Izzo’s legacy. 

The event is the first for the newly formed Izzo Legacy Family Fund, designed to bring people together to benefit local charities in the MSU and Mid-Michigan communities. The Izzo Legacy Run/Walk will focus on fitness, fun, family, Spartan spirit and charitable giving. 

“Mid Michigan has been home to Tom and me for virtually all of our adult lives,” said Lupe Izzo. “Our bond to our community is special and probably unique when compared to other coaches across the country. Quite frankly, it’s one of the reasons we’ve never left.”  

WLNS-TV 6 is also a co-sponsor of the day’s events.  WLNS Vice-President and General Manager Scot Chastain said, “All of us at WLNS are proud to be the broadcast partner for the inaugural Izzo Legact Run/Walk.  We take our commitment to Mid-Michigan seriously and being able to work with Izzo Legacy Family Fund, Michigan State University, Playmakers and On Target Living on this event is something we feel will be very beneficial to this community in mid-April and beyond.  We can’t wait to be a part of what will be an extremely exciting Saturday on campus to benefit charity.”

There will be five events from which to choose on race day: 3 point 5K Run/Walk, Slam Dunk 1 mile walk, Future Spartan half mile Children’s Run, Virtual Izzo 5K run/walk (for participants off site) and the Spartan Sprint Children’s Run.

The cost to register starts at $40 for the 3 Point 5k, $35 for the Slam Dunk 1 mile walk, $20 for the Future Spartan half mile Children’s Run and Spartan Sprint Children’s Run, and $30 for the Virtual Izzo. These prices include discounts for participants who register more than a month in advance (prior to March 13). 

Registration at will open online at 8:00 am on Feb. 11. 

5K event participants will receive a commemorative event medal and Nike t-shirt.

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