The Virtual Youth Fun Run is for children ages 3–9. Children may walk or run distances from 100 yards up to a quarter mile (or whatever distance they are most comfortable with). This fall, we'll be hosting both an in-person AND virtual race on October 1, 2022 during Calvin's Homecoming and Family Weekend.

If you prefer to join us in-person, race details are available here.

How does this work?

  1. Sign your child up for the Calvin Classic Virtual Youth Fun Run! Registration is open until Oct. 1. However, if you register by Sept. 12, you'll receive your shirt in time to wear it for your virtual race!

  2. If you sign up by Sept. 12, you’ll receive your race day shirt, bib, and a Calvin sticker in the mail the week of September 26, 2022 (Homecoming week!). Otherwise, you'll get your shirt after the race.

  3. Make sure to share a photo or video of your child running the race to social media using the hashtags #CalvinClassicYouthFunRun #CalvinHomecoming2022 to be eligible to win a number of a great prizes. You can also email 5k@calvin.edu with your photos.

  4. Make this fun for your child! Some ideas:

    • set-up "official" start and finish lines
    • decorate the course with fun handmade items
    • cheer them on loudly!

    Make sure to send race day photos to 5k@calvin.edu.

    Youth participants will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt and finisher ribbon.