Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 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 event 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 form for your 2014 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 (click here for fee schedule)

  • Online registration will be available until 11:59 pm on Monday, May 5. A printable entry form is also available online and must be postmarked no later than April 25.
  • Late Registration on May 9, 2014 from 11 am to 8 pm available during Late Registration/Packet Pick-up held in conjunction with the Sports & Fitness Expo and Fashion Show at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids (303 Monroe Ave. NW). NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON May 10, 2014 (RACE DAY)! Packet Pick-up will be available on May 10, 2014 beginning at 6:00 am at DeVos Place.
  • Confirmation of registration will be mailed to everyone submitting an entry by April 18, 2014. Registrations received after April 18, 2014 will not be mailed a confirmation.
  • Registered runners will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, post-event refreshments and a free beverage ticket for the Michelob Ultra Finish Fest on Calder Plaza.

Choose the Cotton or Technical Shirt (men's and women's sizes available; technical shirts are high vis orange)!
If you already have too many cotton t-shirts in your dresser drawers, this offer is for you! Select the Technical Shirt option ($16.50 upgrade) at time of entry. At Late Registration/Packet Pick-up at DeVos Place, you'll receive a short sleeve, event-specific Technical Shirt instead of the white, 100% cotton Fifth Third River Bank Run t-shirt. The Technical Shirt will sport the same design as the race day shirt (but unlike the cotton shirt, also contain your event distance) but with a wicking fabric to pull moisture away from your skin while you run!

Clydesdale Division
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 (must be 14 by May 10, 2014)
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+.

25K Awards
The number of awards in each age division runs five deep in 2014. All awards will be mailed within 21 business days following the May 10, 2014 event.

For details on prize money, click here.

All Fifth Third River Bank Run participants will wear the Chronotrack B-Tag for scoring purposes on event day, May 10. The B-Tag will be attached to your participant bib which you will receive at Late Registration/Packet Pick-up at DeVos Place on Friday, May 9 or Saturday, May 10. Please attach your participant bib (with B-Tag attached) to the front of your shirt for best results. Your participant bib/B-Tag will not need to be returned following your event.


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