Race Day Information for Calvin 5K and Fun Run

April 20th, 2019

The Calvin Spring Classic 5K and Fun Run will be held at Calvin College on Saturday, April 27. Click here to register.

There will be prizes, refreshments, and kids’ activities! All participants will receive a Calvin Spring Classic t-shirt. Trinitas students may wear their t-shirts to their first PE class after the race.

Parking: We are encouraged to enter the campus off Burton Street just west of the East Beltline, park in one of the lots to the west (Lots 1-5), and then walk to the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. Click here for a map of Calvin College.

Trinitas T-shirts: Whether you are a runner or there to cheer on our team, please wear a Trinitas shirt. There are some shirts available for purchase in the office. Sizes are limited. Show your school spirit and help us find each other easily on race day!

On race day, runners should pick up a packet and get a race number from 7:00-8:25 a.m. in the Hoogenboom Gym. (Look for the Hoogenboom Health and Recreation Center on this map.) There is also an early check-in option on Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.) The 5K run/walk will start near the Fieldhouse at 8:30 a.m. Runners should position themselves at appropriate pace markers. The Fun Run is for children ages 3-9. Races are divided by age group, with short distances. The Fun Run will be at 9:15 a.m. on the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center’s indoor Sturrus Track. Gymco is sponsoring fun kids’ activities in the track area from 8:00 a.m. until the Fun Run begins (activities for any children, not just those who have registered). There will also be a post-race party beginning at around 9:45 a.m. in the Hoogenboom Gym where prizes will be given out. Winners must be present at the party to win.

For all the details sent by race organizers, please see below.

Shirt/bib pickup is available on Friday, April 26 from 3–6 p.m. at Calvin College in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse in the Hoogenboom Gym. This is a great way to avoid the rush Saturday morning.

Shirt/bib pickup is also available on race day (April 27) in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse in the Hoogenboom Gym beginning at 7 a.m. Coffee will be available to everyone thanks to Schuil Coffee!

Please look up your runner number here. Knowing your number will be helpful for pickup.

The 5K race for walkers/runners begins at 8:30 a.m. Hand cyclists will begin at 8:29 a.m.

Fun Run participants will pick up their shirts/bibs in the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center on Saturday morning (they will be available for pick up in Hoogenboom on Friday). There will be signs directing you from the Hoogenboom gym. The Fun Run race will begin at 9:15 a.m. Walk up registration will be available.

Gymco will have fun activities set up in the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center from 8 a.m. until the Fun Run begins. All children are welcome to participate whether they are registered for the Fun Run or not.

Here is the link to the course/campus map. Lots 1-5 will be available all morning for parking. Lots 7-11 will also be available for parking but please note that you will not be able to enter/leave those lots from 8-9:45 a.m. (they will be closed for the race).

At race time, there will be pace markers for runners to stand by—7 minute miles, 8 minute miles, etc. We encourage runners to try to place themselves close to where they think they fit. Walkers or runners with strollers are asked to start at the back of the runner line-up.

After the race, in Hoogenboom Gym, we’ll have snacks available for everyone including chocolate milk from our friends at Country Dairy! And make sure to stop by the Gift of Life table to register as an organ donor (or to let them know you already are one) and get entered into a raffle to win an iPad!

Beginning at 9:45 am, we’ll be announcing the top three finishers from each race category, winners from the President’s Shoe Challenges, Corporate Challenge, and School Challenge. Fun prizes donated by our sponsors will also be given out including Apple Watches, gym memberships, and more! Make sure you stay for the post-race ceremony; you must be present to win these prizes. Note: Entries will be taken during shirt/bib pickup with the tear-off from the bottom of your race bib.

Race results will be available here after the race. We’ll also plan to post the link on our facebook page once results are made available (and race-day photos once we have them!)