Road Warrior Applications

Road Warriors are a group of people who are veteran and novice runners, and serve as ambassadors for the Amway River Bank Run.   They are challenged to motivate the community to get active, try new training methods, test new gear and participate in the 25K, 10K or 5K road race on Saturday, May 9, 2020.  

The ambassador program is a great experience if you are in a tough part of life, if you’ve ever had a thought about running RBR, need motivation, stuck in a rut or want to challenge yourself plus receive cool swag, APPLY NOW!  Run, don’t walk!!


Apply below by Sunday October 20, 2019 at 11:59p.  All questions must be answered along with an uploaded photo of yourself.


Twenty-five  (25) finalists will be selected for the interview portion of which 10 participants will ultimately be deemed as the Amway River Bank Run Road Warriors.


Questions?  Send us an email at runinfo@amwayriverbankrun.com


Road Warriors are required to:

Serve as Amway River Bank Run event ambassadors • Challenge yourself to motivate the community to get active while training • Fundraise for one of the official charities • Train with coaches • Take advantage of resources to get you across the 25K, 10K or 5K finish line Twenty-five (25) finalists will be selected for the interview portion of which 12 participants will ultimately be deemed as the 2020 Amway River Bank Run Road Warriors!

Rules and Regulations

Sponsors for the ROAD WARRIORS are the Amway River Bank Run and the sponsors of the Amway River Bank Run. Road Warrior Information The Road Warriors (both veteran and novice runners) serve as ambassadors for the Amway River Bank Run. As a Road Warrior, you will be challenged to motivate the community to get active, commit to healthy living, try new training methods, test new gear and participate in the 25K, 10K or 5K road race on Saturday, May 9, 2020. There are no substitutions, cash refunds, or negotiating dates. When signing this registration for the Road Warriors, you agree to participate fully upon being selected as a Road Warrior. Prize: The Road Warriors’ benefits will include a 25K, 10K or 5K entry, running apparel, one pair of running shoes (provided by sponsor), Road Warrior apparel, a membership to the Y.M.C.A., a pre and post BIA assessment, a membership to RunGR, complimentary entries to other select races, nutritionist access, event day hospitality area and parking, and post-event lunch. There are no cash refunds, substitutions or negotiating donations. No cash equivalent for prizes will be awarded. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, sponsors reserve the right to determine an alternate winner or to not award the prize in its sole discretion. Restrictions and limitations may apply per sponsor. Participants may not address sponsor for negotiation. Taxes: Any valuation of the prize stated above is based on available information provided by the sponsors. The value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The participant is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize and paying any expenses associated with any prize(s) which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. The winner must provide valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Judging: A panel of judges, made up of race representatives and sponsors, will review all submitted registrations. Twenty-five (25) individuals will be chosen for an interview on Monday, October 28, 2019 or Tuesday, October 29, 2019. All applicants MUST make themselves available on Monday, October 28, 2019 and Tuesday, October 29, 2019 between 6pm and 9pm in the event they are selected as one of the 25 finalists. Individuals for the Road Warrior positions will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Must be able to articulate their reason or story about participation, ability to promote themselves and other Road Warriors at events and in the media (including social media), must be able to attend team and training events as scheduled. Finalists will be contacted no later than Friday, October 25, 2019 to schedule an interview. In the event of a voicemail, finalists will have until 12pm, Friday, October 25, 2019 to return the phone call. NOTE: if finalists are chosen, but are not available for the interview process and/or do not return the phone call by noon, 12pm, Friday, October 25 2019, finalist in question will be disqualified and another finalist will be selected.

Requirements and Publicity

Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. residents and at least 18 years of age, or older. All applicants are required to train for the 25K, 10K or 5K. All applicants agree to post (1) time every 10 weeks on their personal social media of choice, and all applicants agree to run for charity. Wheelchair athletes are responsible for the purchase and maintenance of their wheeler or hand-cycle. All applications must agree to unconditionally accept and be bound to the terms of the official rules and vendor contracts. Additionally, all applicants must agree to accept all additional terms to be disclosed in the official contract, upon claiming the prize. There will be only twelve (12) finalists to win and accept the privilege of being an Amway River Bank Run ROAD WARRIOR. The Road Warriors are expected to train for the 25K. 10K or 5K Run and attend Amway River Bank Run events; those listed below are mandatory in order to be a Road Warrior for the 2020 Amway River Bank Run. Oct 28/29 Interviews (15 minute interview; time slots are available on a first-come, first serve basis) Nov 12 Road Warrior/Charity Partner Meet & Greet at Perrin Brewing Company Nov 23 Santa Parade Nov 26 Team Meeting, Gazelle Sports, 5:00pm to 7:30pm (individual and team photos to be included), DDH YMCA, first night at gym Dec 7 - 1st Community TR at DDH YMCA (then 1st Saturday of Month through May 2) Jan 10 Registration Party at Craig’s Cruisers May 10 River Bank Run Expo May 8 River Bank Run Race Day *Must attend Saturday morning long runs (Start Date TBD through race day) *Expected to attend River Bank Run events and other sponsor clinics, events and promotions such as No Problems Training Series (12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14), Tuesday/Thursday Training Runs, etc. Publicity Use of Personal Information: By participating, where allowed by law, all applicants grant permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use. Applicants agree that the sponsors may use and disclose information to participating vendors, and use such information for marketing and other purposes.

Release, Conduct and Decisions

Release: Use of Personal Information: By participating, where allowed by law, all applicants grant permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use. Applicants agree that the sponsors may use and disclose information to participating vendors, and use such information for marketing and other purposes. Conduct and Decisions: By participating in the ROAD WARRIORS, applicants agree to be bound by the decisions of sponsors’ personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the ROAD WARRIORS, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited in any and all situations (such as, but not limited to, sponsors, event management, Road Warrior coaches, Road Warrior participant, community). The sponsors will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules of the ROAD WARRIORS and the sponsor’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the ROAD WARRIORS is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the sponsors, the sponsors reserve the right to terminate ROAD WARRIORS, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the sponsors deem appropriate. All decisions will be made by the sponsors and are final. The sponsors may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an applicant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt or damage ordinary and normal operation of the River Bank Run and/or ROAD WARRIORS, telephone systems or websites, or undermine the legitimate operation of the ROAD WARRIORS is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such applicant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Deadline

ONLINE REGISTRATION DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY MAILED-IN PORTIONS AND SUBMISSION IN FULL MUST BE BY OCTOBER 20, 2019 AT 11:59P (EST) PAPER APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED/ SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 18, 2019.MAIL YOUR APPLICATION AND A SIGNED COPY OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO: RIVER BANK RUN, ROAD WARRIORS, PO BOX 2194, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49501.

BY SIGNING BELOW, APPLICANT AGREES TO UNCONDITIONALLY ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THE OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR(S). IN ADDITION, IF SELECTED, I UNDERSTAND THE TIME COMMITMENT I WILL SERVE AS AN AMWAY RIVER BANK RUN ROAD WARRIOR. *
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