Family Weekend Spotlight: 5k Run/Walk

5k Feature WP

What better way to close out a weekend full of fun with your family than on a walk or run through Mason’s beautiful campus! Over the past five years the Family Weekend 5K run/walk has become one of the most anticipated opportunities to spend some quality time with your family while enjoying some friendly competition. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 16 beginning at 8 a.m. You and your family should come prepared to walk or run the 3.1 mile course, and most importantly, to enjoy Mason’s one-of-a-kind campus scenery.

In addition to a fun and competitive morning, all Family Weekend 5K participants will receive:

  • A long sleeve t-shirt
  • Official timing through Amazing Race Timing
  • Snacks
  • Prizes for fastest male and female

The race will be held rain or shine, so if you and your family are interested in some friendly competition with Mason students, families, alumni, and community members, we encourage you to register for the Family Weekend 5K now!

You can register your family for Family Weekend and the 5K by visiting If you have friends or other family members who will not be able to attend the entire weekend but would like to participate in the 5K, they can register here. Registration for all events will be open until October 2 at midnight EST.

Visit to view the current schedule of events and register your family for Family Weekend 2016! 

Lindsey Conner
Graduate Assistant
Family Programs and Services