Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 8:20 am start. 25K Handcycle division start - 8:10 am / 25K Wheelchair Racing division start 8:12 am. Medical support provided by Metro Health Hospital and American Medical Response.
The USATF certified loop course starts in downtown Grand Rapids on Monroe Avenue at Lyon Street and heads south, leaving the city to weave through parks and along the Grand River before finishing back downtown. Times will be recorded until 11:50 am and course services provided for participants maintaining this pace (approximately 14.0 minutes per mile). Participants not maintaining this finishing pace are participating at their own risk without race services. For the safety of all 25K participants, baby joggers, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and animals are not allowed on the course.
USA 25 km Open Championships
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. A space has been provided on the entry for your 2013 USATF membership number.
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.
25K Entry Fees and Deadlines
Registration for the 25K is $35 from October 17, 2012 through January 31, 2013; $40 from February 1 through April 26; and $50 (online only) from April 27 through May 6, and on May 10.
Choose a Cotton or Technical Shirt for Race Day (men's and women's sizes available; technical shirts are silver) or, new in 2013, a gray BondiBand headband!
If you already have too many cotton t-shirts in your dresser drawers, this offer is for you! Select the Technical Shirt option ($15 upgrade) or BondiBand ($8 upgrade) at time of race entry. At Late Registration/Packet Pick-up at DeVos Place, you'll have a short sleeve Technical Shirt or BondiBand waiting for you instead of the traditional 100% white cotton t-shirt. The Technical Shirt will sport the same design as the race day shirt but with a wicking fabric to pull moisture away from your skin while you run! The BondiBand will have the Fifth Third River Bank Run logo on the front.
Open and Masters Clydesdale divisions for males and females who indicate their preferred weight class when they register for the 25K and 10K events. Weight classes in the Open and Masters divisions are as follows:
|Class A||Class B|
|Men||185-199 lbs||200+ lbs.|
|Women||145-154 lbs||155+ lbs.|
Trophies will be provided for the top performers in each weight class in each division. Medals will be awarded to the top three performers in each weight class in each division.
25K Age Divisions
Age divisions for males and females are: 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+.
The number of awards in each age division runs five deep in 2013. All awards will be mailed within 21 business days following the May 11, 2013 event.
For details on prize money, click here.