5K USATF-certified race start – 7 am

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Course information:

  • Start on Monroe Avenue at Lyon Street – finish on Ottawa Avenue at Lyon Street.
  • Staggered start, groups released from the start every 2-3 minutes.
  • Baby joggers, backpacks, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and animals are not allowed on the course.

5K Run Deadlines and Registration Fees

  • Event Check-in will be available on Friday, May 10 from 11a-8p at the Sports & Fitness Expo, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids and on Friday, May 10 beginning at 6a, DeVos Place.
  • Late Registration on Friday, May 10 from 11a-8p at  the Sports & Fitness Expo, DeVos Place.
  • Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher gift, post-event refreshments and a free beverage ticket for the Finish Fest.
  • Upgrade to a Saucony tech shirt ($19.78) when you register.  (Quantity limited/no exchanges.  Not available at late registration on Friday, May 11, 2018. Saucony Sizing Chart
  • Save $5.30 off one event fee with a Fifth Third Bank credit or debit card.  (Valid for one registration per transaction and cannot be combined with other offers.)

5K Run Age Divisions:

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+.

5K Awards

The number of awards is three deep in each age division. All awards will be mailed within 21 business days following the event.

2018 Prize Purse


  • All Fifth Third River Bank Run participants will wear the Chronotrack B-Tag for scoring purposes on event day, Saturday, May 11, 2019.
  • The B-Tag will be attached to the participant bib.
  • Please attach your participant bib (with B-Tag attached) to the front of your shirt for best results.
  • Participant bib/B-Tag does not need to be returned following event.