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Second Annual Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll Date Set

Planning to attend the annual spring game? Be sure to come early and join in the Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll 5k that morning then!

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The date of the second annual Izzo Legacy 5K Run/Walk/Roll has been officially set for Saturday, April 18, 2020. Proceeds from the 2020 Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will create an endowment for the Izzo Legacy Family Fund that will ensure charitable giving for years to come. In addition, participants can donate to select local charities through the registration process or on the donate page. Fans who donate $1,000 to one or more of the selected local charities will be acknowledged on the Donor Banner displayed at the Izzo Legacy Event.

The 5K event on the campus of Michigan State University will start at the Breslin Student Events Center and finish outside of Spartan Stadium. Participants will then enter the stadium for a victory lap around the field. Visit for more information and to register.

The event aims to connect Alumni, MSU, and Mid-Michigan communities in a positive celebration of Coach Izzo’s legacy. The event is part of the Izzo Legacy Family Fund (, whose purpose is to bring people together to benefit charities that are near and dear to the Izzo family.

“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. Forming the Izzo Legacy gives us a chance to establish a sustainable way to give back to the MSU and Mid-Michigan Communities for years to come. We hope to be able to bring people together to form a team or, better yet, a family where we can all give back together.”

Each 5K participant will receive a commemorative event medal, Nike t-shirt, commemorative race bib, and post race food and beverage. Even if you cannot attend in person, you can sign up for the “Virtual” Izzo and participate for as long of a run/walk/roll where-ever in the world you are and receive your commemorative shirt and medal in the mail.