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2018 Road Warrior Team


A very special welcome to the 2018 Fifth Third River Bank Run Road Warriors -- Adam L, Adam Z, Carolyn, Ellen, Hannah, Jenny, Patrick, Rob, Robert, Stephanie, Steve, Susan and Tammy -- coached by Joann Karpowicz and Amy Polega! Personal photos and bios will be posted early December where you can get to know them and the coaches. Join them at all the Fifth Third River Bank Run Training Runs (see side bar) and at the line on Saturday, May 12.

Join us and get to know the Road Warriors at our Training Events -- All of the runs are beginner friendly while we also have different paces to participate in. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, encourage and motivate others. Come along and bring your friends and family --  free and no registration required - just show up!

  • First Saturday of the Month (December-May)  - David D Hunting YMCA, 8a (non YMCA members welcomed)
  • Second Tuesday of the Month (All year long, RBR sponsors Dec.-May): "No Problems" Training Series - Perrin Brewery Company, 6p
  • Last Wednesday of the Month (January-April): Hills and Hops with Greg Meyer - John Ball Park, 6p

The Tradition Continues!!

Apply to be a Fifth Third River Bank Run Pacer!

Gazelle Sports is seeking highly energetic, motivating and experienced pacers for Saturday, May 12, 2018!

Teams of three pacers are needed for the following paces: 7:00 min, 7:30 min, 2 Hour Club, 8:00 min, 8:30 min, 9:00 min, 9:30 min, 10:00 min, 11:00 min, 12:00 min

• Must have participated in at least TWO half marathons (or greater distances) in the past three years.
• Pacers are selected based on previous pacer experience, qualifications, references and completed bio/essay/photo submission (photo optional).
• Pacers will generally be placed in pace teams that are about 1 minute slower than their race pace.

Apply today! (deadline is 12/15/17)

Fifth Third River Bank Run

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