Outreach: Programs and Services

36th Annual CSU Homecoming 5k Race

Homecoming 2016 artwork

Click here to view the 2016 race results!

The Homecoming Race is an event for the whole family. Both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K race around the beautiful CSU campus. Children are invited to take part in the free Kids Fun Run led by Cam the Ram. As every year passes, more and more students and community members join in the fun. We had nearly 2000 runners in 2015.

The 2016 race will take place Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 am at the CSU Oval. This is the 36th annual race, which was started as a fundraiser for the CSU Adult Fitness program. Today, proceeds from the race will benefit the Heart Disease Prevention Program of the Human Performance Clinical/Research Lab. The 2015 race raised over $47,000 from sponsors and participants for the HDPP. This program provides an opportunity for individuals to be screened for all the risk factors for heart disease. This screening includes personal and family history, a maximal treadmill test, an examination by a physician, blood lipid analysis, body composition assessment, and much more.

Dr. Israel

On April 16, 2016, the CSU Department of Health and Exercise Science lost a dear leader, colleague and friend - Dr. Gay Israel. Over the past 2 decades, Gay was the integral force in developing the HES department into one of the premier academic units at CSU and in the nation. He was passionate about health and the Fort Collins community, and he had a special place in his heart for the Homecoming Race. He will be greatly missed, and we dedicate this year's race to him.

Thank you to our generous Homecoming Race Sponsors!

Gold-Level Sponsors (Donation of $5,000)

CSU's Youth Sport Campus Remax Northern Colorado Offices Triple Crown Sports

Silver-Level Sponsors (Donation of $2,500)

CSU Bookstore

Bronze-Level Sponsors (Donation of $1,000)

Miramont Lifestyle Fitness The Egg & I UC Health
Hewlett Packard Eyecare Associates, P.C. Markley Motors

Bill and
Jan Beitz


Jessica and
Andrew Wright

Gay and
Karan Israel

Ren and
Sharon Jensen

Sam Cooper Design