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25K Wheelchair/Handcycle


Handcycle Division start: 8:15a 
Wheelchair Racing Division start: 8:16a

  • The events are for competitive handcyclist and wheelchair athletes only; divisions are not designed for leisure racing.   
  • To register and participate in the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K Wheelchair and Handcycle divisions, participants must have a physical disability which prohibits them from running the event. 

For more information, email Christy Vanhaver or call 616.840.8207 at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Check out the Fifth Third River Bank Run from the perspective of both wheelchair and handcycle participants via this video from the 2016 event compliments of Mary Free Bed. And, view this YouTube video of Wheelchair Racing yesterday and today!


  • Registration fee includes a t-shirt, finisher medal, post-event refreshments and a free beverage ticket for the Finish Fest.
  • Upgrade to a Saucony tech shirt ($19.78) when you register. (Limited quantity/no exchanges). Not available at late registration on Friday, May 11, 2018.
  • Save $5.30 on one event fee with a Fifth Third Bank credit or debit card. (Valid for one registration per transaction and cannot be combined with other offers.)


Event Check-in and Late Registration

Event Check-in
Amway Sports & Fitness Expo (DeVos Place)

  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 11a-8p
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 beginning at 6a

Late Registration
Amway Sports & Fitness Expo (DeVos Place)

  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 11a-8p 
  • No registration available on event day

Course Information

Start Line

  • Monroe Avenue at Lyon Street.  Specific start staging information will be provided to all wheelchair and handcycle athletes.

Finish Line

  • Ottawa Avenue at Lyon Street


  • Times will be recorded until 12p (noon); course services provided for participants maintaining a 14.0 minute pace per mile.
  • Participants not maintaining this finishing pace participate at their own risk without event services.

NO Baby joggers, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and animals are allowed on the course.


Award Divisions and Prize Money

  • After registering, download, complete and return a W-9 (American Athlete)or W-8 (International Athlete) to Fifth Third River Bank Run, Elite Athletes, PO Box 2194, Grand Rapids MI 49501-2194.
  • Failure to provide the documentations early will result in a delay in awarding prize money.

Prize Money 


  • Fifth Third River Bank Run participants will wear the Chronotrack B-Tag (attached to bib) for scoring purposes.
  • Please attach your participant bib (with B-Tag attached) to the front of your shirt for best results.
  • Participant bib/B-Tag does not need to be returned following event.

Drug Testing Statement

  • Athletes who participate in this competition are subject to drug testing in accordance with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol). Testing may take place after any preliminary, qualifying, or final round. USADA will be responsible for conducting comprehensive drug testing, as well as the adjudication of positive findings.
  • Athletes selected for doping control are required to sign a testing notification form by the assigned doping control chaperone, who will remain with each athlete until she or he arrives at the doping control testing center. Athletes have one hour from the time of notification before they must report to the doping control testing center. Once athletes complete the drug testing process, they are free to leave. Athletes with positive drug test results will have their cases adjudicated according to the USADA Protocol and will be penalized, if appropriate, according to applicable IAAF or World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
  • Such penalties may include, but not be limited to, a period of ineligibility from competition, as well as disqualification from past competitions and cancellation of awards and prizes previously awarded. Any substance taken by an athlete is at his/her own risk and may result in a positive sample.
  • BEWARE: some nutritional supplements, prescription, cold medicines and over-the-counter medications contain prohibited substances. Information regarding specific drugs and substances may be obtained by calling the USADA Drug Reference Line at 800.233.0393 within the U.S., 719-785-2020 outside the U.S. or at

Fifth Third River Bank Run

PO Box 2194
Grand Rapids, MI  49501-2194
616.771.1590   |