5K Run

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The 5K USATF-certified run will feature a staggered start (groups released from the start every 2-3 minutes) beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday, May 10,  2014. For the safety of all 5K runners, baby joggers, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards and animals are not allowed in the 5K Run.

5K Run 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 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 Avenue NW). NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON May 10, 2014 (RACE DAY)! Packet Pick-up will be available at DeVos Place on May 10, 2014 beginning at 6:00 am.
  • Confirming registration information will be mailed to everyone submitting an entry by April 18, 2014. Those submitting registrations after April 18, 2014 will not be mailed a confirmation. Online registration search will be available in February.

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
Clydesale divisions are offered in the 25K and 10K events only.

5K Run Age Divisions
Age divisions for males and females are: 13 and under, 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+. All 5K Run participants will received a t-shirt, finisher lapel pin, post-race refreshments and a free beverage ticket for the Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party Village on Calder Plaza.

5K Awards
The number of awards is three deep in each age division. 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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