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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, owned and managed by the University of Michigan Athletic Department working in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Track Club, is scheduled for Sunday, April 9, and will begin near the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus and finish on the field of the revered University of Michigan football stadium, the Big House.

In 2016, $115,000 was donated to six local, non-profit beneficiaries. We look forward to again partnering with local beneficiaries and providing them a platform to raise awareness and funds toward 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 pickup information will be provided to participants as the event date draws closer.


• 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.

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.