Road Warrior Team

Each year, the public is invited to apply to become event ambassadors while training with coaches for the 25K, 10K and 5K  events on the Saturday, October 24.  The Road Warriors are selected by a panel after personal interviews. All Road Warriors represent the Amway River Bank Run at community events and blog on the social media of choice about the ups and downs of training for a long distance road race in Michigan.


Meet the 2020 Road Warrior Team, --  Anne Divitto, Becky Vander Zwaag, Cliff Kopp, David Billingsly, Erin Williams, Gabriele Gottlieb, Jay O'Neal, Jeff Sorensen, Laura Traxler, Sarah Holloway, Shelley Irwin, and Tracy Hixson -- coached by Joann Karpowicz and Amy Polega. Personal photos and bios will be posted early December where you can get to know the team and the coaches.  Thanks to Gazelle Sports, official retail partner, for outfitting the Road Warriors in their quest for a successful season!


Join us and get to know the Road Warriors at our Training Events -- All of the runs are beginner friendly while we also have different paces to run. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, encourage and motivate others. Come along and bring your friends and family --  free and no registration required - just show up!

  • First Saturday of the Month (December-May)  - David D Hunting YMCA, 8a (non YMCA members welcomed) - cancelled new falls dates tbd
  • Second Tuesday of the Month (Dec.-April) - "No Problems" Training Series - Perrin Brewery Company, 6p -- cancelled new falls dates tbd