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5K USATF-certified race start - 7a, presented by



  • Registration fee includes a t-shirt, finisher gift, post-event refreshments and a free beverage ticket for the Finish Fest on Calder Plaza.
  • 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.   
  • Volunteers will be holding pace per mile signs and line up accordingly.  
  • A staggered release will occur every 2-3 minutes.

Finish Line

  • Ottawa Avenue at Lyon Street

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



Prize Purse

Male and Female

  • 1st Place   $500
  • 2nd Place  $300
  • 3rd Place   $200

Age Divisions and Awards

5K Run Age Divisions

  • 13 and under, 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+

5K Awards

  • Three deep in each age division. 
  • Awards will be mailed within 21 business days following the event.


  • All Fifth Third River Bank Run participants will wear the Chronotrack B-Tag (attached to bib) for scoring purposes.  
  • 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.

Fifth Third River Bank Run

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