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Spirit Competition


The 40th Annual Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers something for everyone! Currently recruiting 10 of the most spirited school cheer squads, dance teams, pep bands, other school and alumni groups and non-profit groups to compete in the Spirit Station Competition!  Dare to dream and be a part of assisting race participants in their quest for the finish line through upbeat music, routines, signs and themes.  Download the Spirit Competition form below (pdf) Or call 616.771.1590 for a mailed copy.

If selected, your group will be assigned a station along the 15.5 mile race course.  You are encouraged to bring as many people and provide as much music, props, etc. to provide the motivation and excitement necessary to be selected by participants as one of the top three groups competing for the following scholarships:

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

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the Fifth Third River Bank Run office via email or 616.771.1590.


Congratulations to the 2016 winners:

  • 1st Place ($500) – Grandville High School Cheer  
  • 2nd Place ($300) – Grand Rapids Christian High School Cheer
  • 3rd Place ($200) –  Aquinas College Cheer

Spirit Competition Application

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Fifth Third River Bank Run

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