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Coaches Joann and Amy


Our running adventure… how it all began…

Your 2018 Fifth Third River Bank Run Coaches are Joann Karpowicz and Amy Polega, both RRCA (Road Runner Club of America) certified long distance running coaches!

We have been running most of our adult lives.  What started as a way to get healthy turned into a lifelong passion and true friendship.  Running has helped us keep our lives balanced, happy and healthy.  We are proud to say that we are athletes and runners.

We have competed in numerous Marathons, Half-Marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, Duathlons and Triathlons.

The past few years, we have taken diverse groups of runners and through 6 months of training, in every weather condition imaginable and successfully helped them to cross the finish line at the Fifth Third River Bank Run in May.

We have two mottos:  Prevent injuries before they happen and keep everyone smiling through it all.

And a third motto….

Run Pretty,

Your Coaches

Joann and Amy

Fifth Third River Bank Run

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