Greg Meyer, Fifth Third River Bank Run Elite Athlete Recruiter, has called the 2014 Elite Athlete Field, "deep and competitive." With two former champions, Janet Bawcom (current 25K American record holder; 1:24:36) and Mo Trafeh (current 25K American record holder; 1:14:18) returning to the Fifth Third River Bank Run course, plus a host of other American and international athletes, Greg says, "With the level of talent scheduled to start on May 10, I anticipate a competitive race for the money and potentially new 25K records established!
If you have been waiting to register for your 2014 Fifth Third River Bank Run event and you live in West Michigan, plan to attend the Registration Party on Thursday, April 24 from 6:00-8:00p at Pet Supplies Plus (3110 28th Street SE, Kentwood 49512)! You'll save $5 on any Fifth Third River Bank Run event (cash, check or charge) and the first 53 to visit the Fifth Third River Bank Run table will receive a 2014 yard sign! Make a product or cash donation to the Safe Haven Human Society and be registered to win a Kindle5. And, you can register your pooch to participate in the Fifth Third 5K Community Walk free of charge at the Registration Party and/or pick up your pre-registered pet's packet!
If you are still planning to coordinate a 25K, 10K or 5K Run team to participate on May 10 in the Fifth Third River Bank Run Team Competition (minimum of 5, maximum of 10 members per team all running the same distance), please create you team online and have everyone on your team register for your team no later than 11:59p on Friday, April 25. You and your Team Competition members will take advantage of event day hospitality at DeVos Place sponsored by Priority Health and Panera, private gear check and refreshments, and a team photo! Or, if you are putting together a group of 2-3 people for the 25K Relay, please create your Relay group online by 11:59p on Friday, April 25 and have all your members register within your group.