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5K Run-Walk

Time, Date

Sunday, October 7, 2018

5K Run-Walk - 10:00 AM
Kids Museum Mile at - 11:15 AM

Location, Maps

This flat, fast tour of the Michigan State University campus begins and ends near the MSU Museum.

Image of MSUFCU Dinosaur Dash 5K Run-Walk Map


The Michigan State University Museum is located in East Lansing on West Circle Drive, immediately east of Beaumont Tower and just north of the Main Library.

Online registration

Online registration closes at 1PM on Thursday, October 4.

Mail-in registration


A disposable tag eliminates the need to worry about turning in your chip after the race and allows you to spend more time focusing on competing. Shorter lines before the race to pick up your bib and chip, and no line to return your tag or chip afterwards, are just some of the benefits to the Bib-Tag system.

The Bib-Tag is easy to use- it is attached to your number bib- you don't have to do anything to use aside from pinning your number onto your shirt. We do ask that you DO NOT FOLD or BEND YOUR BIB IN ANY WAY. This could compromise the tag causing it to not work accurately.

Late Registration, Packet Pick-up

Late registration and packet pick-up will be at the main office of the MSU Federal Credit Union (3777 West Road E. Lansing, map).
Friday, October 5, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.;
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.;
or at the MSU Museum on race day, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Entry Fee

Register before race day for savings on entry fees. Fee includes a quality short-sleeved T-shirt, post-race food, beverages, and the opportunity to support the MSU Museum.

5K Run Prizes

Overall male and female winners will receive an Asics sports bag and a Dinosaur Dash trophy. Male and female Masters winners (ages 40+) will receive an Asics sports bag and an Asics director's chair. Asics sports bags will be given to division winners. 2nd–5th in each division will receive a Dinosaur Dash mug.

5K Walk Prizes

Overall male and female winners will receive an Asics sports bag and a Dinosaur Dash trophy. Asics sports bags will be given to the division winners. 2nd-5th in each division will receive a Dinosaur Dash mug.

Race Results

Results will be posted within 24 hours of the race at the following places:

MSU Museum


Shirts are high quality design and material. Optional long-sleeve shirts must be ordered by September 10 - 5 p.m. Short-sleeve shirts can be ordered through race day, however, specific sizes may not be available at packet pick-up for late and race day registrants.


5K Run Division 5K Walk
11 & under Halocene 19 & under
12 - 14 Pleistocene 20 - 29
15 - 19 Pliocene 30 - 39
20 - 24 Miocene 40 - 49
25 - 29 Oligocene 50 - 59
30 - 34 Eocene 60 - 69
35 - 39 Paleocene 70 & over
40 - 44 Cretaceous  
45 - 49 Jurassic  
50 - 54 Triassic  
55 - 59 Permian  
60 - 64 Carboniferous  
65 - 69 Devonian  
70 - 74 Silurian  
75 - 79 Ordovician  
80 & over Cambrian  
wheelchair athlete Wheelosaurus  


The walk will be competitive. Therefore, if you register to walk, you cannot run at any time during the race. If you plan to run even a small portion of the race, please register in one of the run categories. Walk monitors will be stationed on the course. If three monitors report that any walk participant was running during the race, that participant will be moved to the run division.

Race Day Activities

A number of activities, including a walk clinic and aerobics warm-up, are planned. Special guest appearances, entertainment, and children's activities are fun for the whole family.

Attention Walkers

On Sunday, October 7, members of the Capital City Race Walkers will present a walk clinic at 9:30 a.m. on the east side of the MSU Museum. Learn how to walk faster, more efficiently and legal. For more information contact Sue Hammar at hammar@msu.edu. All ages and skill levels are welcome!