The Whoville 5K and Kid's Fun Run December 18, 2016 at 10am. registration is closed

Don't miss all the fun

The Whoville 5K...or there about (2016 edition) Be part of the fifth annual event that has become West Michigan's favorite Christmas Holiday event!! The Whoville 5k includes a 5k run, 5k walk, kid's fun run and a sweet finish in Whoville, featuring hot chocolate and chocolate fountain goodies for runners. Limited to 1000 runners....

kid’s run

Kid’s Run starts promptly at 10am and include our now famous Whoville Snowball Fight!! Kid’s 12 and under can run and can be accompanied by an adult.

Costume Contest

We will have many prizes to give away for those fabulous costumes on race day!! We will be judging on 6 main categories but will be giving prizes away for all types of Whoville Fashion!! 1. Cindy Lou Who 2. Grinch 3. Dr. Seuss character 4. Ugly sweater 5. Christmas theme 6. Kids (12 and under)

Whoville Treats

Enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate covered treats after the run!!

Whoville quilt

Mrs Mayor sews a quilt every year to give away to one lucky participant or raffle ticket purchaser!! You do not need to be present to win! Purchase 6 tickets for $5 at the link below….

Our Charity PArtner

Hunger is a big problem. It affects thousands of people throughout West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, including 1 in 5 children. But the good news is that you can make a big difference. Every dollar you give to Feeding America West Michigan allows us to provide 4 meals to our neighbors in need. A gift of $21 can even feed a family of four for an entire week. So give today. Because together we can solve hunger!


You have just as much fun being a Whovillian as you do running our event. Register to volunteer today!

Event details

Don't miss out on the favorite Christmas running event of West Michigan

Friday, Dec 9

On-Line Registration closes at 11pm. Additional registrations will still be taken at packet pick up

Saturday, Dec 10

5pm to 8pm -- Packet Pick Up/ate Registration at Gazelle Sports, 3930 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Sunday, Dec 11

1pm to 4pm -- Packet Pick Up/ Late Registration Sports Gazelle Sports, 3930 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Sunday, Dec 18

8:30am to 10:00am -- Packet Pick Up
9:55am -- Introduction of the characters
10 am - the Kid's Fun Run begins

5K run begins immediately after kid's run
5k walkers line up behind runners

Costume contest stops Approx 11:00am Costume contest and raffle prizes awarded (most be present to win EXCEPT for Grinch quilt)


    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.


    3930 28TH ST SE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49512

  • Charity for 2016
  • Quilt Raffle

    Anyone can buy raffle tickets for the quilt, even non-participants by going to the registeration page.

The Whoville Players

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Photobooth Designer Extraordinaire
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Communications and Emcee Virtuoso
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Whoville Resource Mastermind
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Mrs Mayor

Logistical Genius
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His Honorable, Mayor of Whoville, Mr Mayor

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Philanthropic Juggernaut
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Santa’s Right Hand Man

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The Cat in the Hat

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Get in touch

Contact Mr. Mayor through the message app or email him directly at