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Two Hour Club

25K Start - 8:30a

All 25K participants who finished in two hours (2:00:00) or less on Saturday, May 13, 2017, and select the 25K Two Hour Club option during their registration process, will receive preferred positioning at the 25K starting line immediately behind the elite athletes on Saturday, May 12, 20!8.

You also can enjoy Two Hour Club Hospitality at DeVos Place River Overlook from 6 am-12p. Participants receive private gear check, access to indoor restrooms, refreshments prior to the 25K and networking with other Two Hour Club members.



  • 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. (Quantity limited/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 and Map

Start Line

  • Monroe Avenue at Lyon Street

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.

Elevation Map


Prize Purse

Prize Purse

Age Division and Awards

25K Age Divisions (must be 14 by May 13, 2017)

  • 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.
  • 25K Awards

Five deep in each age division

  • Awards will be mailed within 21 business days following the event


  • 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.

USA 25 km Open Championship

The USA 25 km Open Championships are open to U.S. citizens 14 years of age or older as of race day. USATF membership and eligibility to represent the United States in international competition are additional requirements. Complete the  USATF membership number field when you register.

  • Women participating in the USATF 25 km Championships for prize money, USATF Running Circuit points or finish placing, along with invited international female Elite athletes, will participate in the early start at 8:18:30a.  
  • Men participating in the USATF 25 km Championships for prize money USATF Running Circuit points or finish placing, along with invited international male Elite athletes and the rest of the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K field will start at 8:30a. 
  • Women participating in the early start will check in at the start corral at the 25K starting line on Monroe Avenue at Lyon no later than 8a.  Women participating in the USATF 25 km Championships and invited international female Elite athletes will not qualify for prize money or USATF Running Circuit points at the Fifth Third River Bank Run if not participate in the early start.

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is part of the USA Running Circuit, a USA Track and Field road series (USATF). For information on joining USATF, please call Jacqueline DeVose, USATF Michigan Association president, at 313.934.0126.

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   |