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About Big House 5K

The fourth annual Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors presented by Toyota is an exciting running event for the regional Midwest area. Beyond intercollegiate athletics, our students, faculty and staff also regularly participate in dozens of intramural, club sport and fitness activities. The race course begins near the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus and finishes on the field of the revered University of Michigan football stadium, the Big House.

The 2017 race, owned and managed by the University of Michigan Athletic Department working in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Track Club, took place Sunday, April 9.

In 2017, $140,000 was donated to six local, non-profit beneficiaries. We look forward to partnering with local beneficiaries in 2018 and to provide them with a platform to raise awareness and funds in support of their cause.

The Course

The 5K race provides a scenic course, highlighting many historic U-M buildings. The course has been updated for the 2016 event. With a relatively flat course the Big House 5K is a great opportunity to set a personal-best time!

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will take place at Crisler Center on Saturday, April 8, from noon-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, from 6-7:30 a.m.


• Overall Male and Female
• Overall Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master (Male & Female)
• Age Group Awards for First, Second, Third (Male & Female)


The goal of the Big House 5K is to be a truly unique community event. With the help of volunteers dedicating their time and energy, we look to welcome runners to our community and provide a memorable experience. Please check back for more information on how to volunteer.


We are offering free tracking and cheer sending in the RaceJoy mobile app. If you carry your phone during the race, you can receive audio progress alerts as you complete the course. Also, friends and family members can track your progress and send you fun cheers! Download RaceJoy prior to the race to get set up. Available for Apple and Android devices.


Gault Race Management is returning as our race timer in 2017. They will provide race results to Athlinks. Learn more at the Athlinks Big House 5K page.

Results Updates

You can register to receive your results via text message at ChronoTrack Big House 5K page.

15 Seconds of Fame

Participants can get video footage of themselves running on the field and/or crossing the finish line through 15 Seconds of Fame's (15SOF) revolutionary technology and social media app. 15SOF's unique platform will allow runners to receive the clips on their smart phones and share them on social media. To download the app, go to, iTunes App Store or Google Play.