Kickin' Kawasaki 5K - East Lansing, MI (MSU)

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Sep 10, 2016


East Lansing, MI


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5K Course - Individual or Team Registration

$30 $35 Closed

Kid's Course (10 & Under) - Individual

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

The Kickin' Kawasaki 5K is a family friendly, kid oriented race/walk dedicated to growing awareness and raising money for Kawasaki Disease.

The race has a theme of “kool kicks” so racers and volunteers will be encouraged to dress up their shoes, socks, leggings you name it! Prizes will be given to the top male, female, youth runners, and for the “koolest”, funniest, most original kicks.

Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body that primarily affects young children and infants. Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Although about 80 percent of patients are under five years of age, older children and teenagers can also get KD, but this is uncommon. KD is more common in boys than girls, and the majority of cases are diagnosed in the winter and early spring. It is not contagious.

Without treatment, about 25% of children develop heart disease involving the coronary arteries. Timely diagnosis and treatment (which usually includes intravenous gamma globulin) is highly effective in preventing coronary complications.

To have a shirt included in your registration, you MUST register by August 31 at noon.  T-shirts will be available the day of if you miss the online deadline. They will be $15 each. 

See attachment for shirt specs and sizing!

Event details and schedule

Packet pick up will only be the day of race. Arrive early to avoid lines at registration. You may also purchase extra event T-shirts at registration. For more info please visit

Free Parking in Lots 30 and 32 in front of Fee Hall-see picture/map attachment

5k route can be found at MSU's website:

7:30-8:45am Day of Registration and Packet Pick up

8:45am Pre race ceremonies

9am-5k run/walk race start (all participants welcome)

10:15am- Kid's 1k fun run race Start (10 years old and younger)

10:20am- Kawasaki Kids group picture with Sparty

10:30am- Performance by Sophia Avocado

10:45am- Raffle Drawing

11:30am- Conclussion of Race

Raffle tickets available for purchase at the event! We have some awesome prizes!

After the race stick around for DJ,  Bounce House, face painting, SPARTY will be ONSITE 10-11am,  Massage therapists, vendors, Cider and Donuts Provided by Uncle John's cider mill! 

If you're arriving the night before check out Towneplace Suites in East Lansing, only a 5-10 min walk to event site. Complimentary breakfast. Use link below or call to book and mention Kawasaki Kids 5k

*Please refrain from bringing the following at the event:




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