Parents and Families


You and your student can help support the The Maize & Blue Cupboard (MBC) by running in this spring’s Big House 5K event. MBC is a beneficiary of the Big House 5K, so for every registration, $2 will go back to MBC. Participants also have the opportunity to donate additional funds directly to MBC.

The MBC provides immediate and comprehensive food insecurity resources for the U-M community. By offering resources, educational opportunities, compassionate support and more, MBC helps students develop the skills to make informed decisions.

The Big House 5K race is virtual this year. Participants will run or walk the 5K distance on their own, or with their family, April 16-18, 2021. Runners can then share photos from their finish line via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #BigHouse5K.

You can sign up for the race on the Big House 5K website.