The Amway River Bank Run presented by Fifth Third Bank with Corewell Health, the Official Health Partner, will celebrate 47 years of road running on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Amway River Bank Run Training Info

Whether you’re starting out, starting over, or looking to take your training to the next level, we want to get you to the finish line!

Community Running Groups

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Greater Grand Rapids YMCA Training Tips

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Training Schedules 


View the 25K training schedule here.

The 10K training is available here.

View the 5K run and 5K walk training schedules now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Start Times?

What are the Registration Fees and Deadlines?

  • Registration is available online until Friday, May 10 at 7:59p EDT
  • Late registration is available on Friday, May 10 during Event Check-in held in conjunction with the Sports & Fitness Expo in DeVos Place (credit card payment only)
    • Please bring your phone to scan the late registration QR Code - no computers will be on-site for participant use
  • No registration is available on Event Day, however, you may check in for your event beginning at 6a in DeVos Place
  • Registration Fees and Deadlines

What are the minimum age requirements?

  • 25K — minimum 14 years of age by 5/11/2024
  • 10K, 5K Run, and 5K Community Walk — all ages welcome.
  • Amway Junior (1/2 mile and 1 mile fun runs) — ages 5 through 11

Are the courses certified?

  • Yes (USATF-certified)

What training resources are available?

  • Training Guide, containing schedules for the 25K, 10K, 5K Run, and 5K Walk 
  • Community Training Run/Walk – 1st Saturday of the Month (Nov-May), 8a – YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Perrin Training Series – 2nd Tuesday of the Month (Nov-May), 6p – Perrin Brewing Company  

Is there a Post-Event Party?

  • The Finish Fest  inside Devos Place (Hall A)  from 7:30a-2p
  • Admission is free
  • Food concessions (cash only)
  • Cash bar featuring Michelob Ultra, Budweiser, Perrin Brewing Company, Ice Mountain water, and Pepsi products (picture ID will be required for beer purchase)

Who are the charity partners?

  • Charity Partners were selected to market their missions to participants, volunteers, and sponsors
  • Contact the charity of your choice to find out how you can be a part of their team and fundraise 
  • Donate or run/walk on behalf of charity!

I noticed a mistake in my registration confirmation, how do I fix it?

Online through Friday, May 3 at 11:59p (edt)

  • Login into your RunSignUp account
  • Click on the Find a Participant tab and enter your name
  • Click on the More Details tab
  • Find the appropriate blue tab, click on it and make your change

After Friday, May 3, make changes in person at the Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 10 between 11a to 8p or Saturday, May 11 starting at 6a.  Pick up your registration event bib and head to "Solutions/Race Changes"

I'm registered, but not receiving email communications

  • This could be a variety of issues.  Email the Race office to review your details and help fix this problem.

What is the chronotrack B-tag system?

  • The Chronotrack B-Tag System will be used to score all events
  • Your B-Tag will be attached to the participant bib you receive at Event Check-in/Late Registration at DeVos Place
  • Keep your B-Tag attached to your participant bib on the front of your shirt to ensure results are recorded properly

Will my results be posted if I finish the 25K after 12p?

  • No. Participants who finish the 25K event after the finish line closes at 12p will be considered unofficial finishers and will not be included in the Official Results that are posted on the website
  • 25K runners not maintaining a 3.5 hours finish pace are participating at their own risk without race services and will be asked to move to the sidewalks
  • Age Group Awards for the 25K, 10K and 5K Run will be mailed out in June

How can I volunteer?

  • The Amway River Bank Run could not function without thousands of volunteers
  • Register Today!   
  • Email the Race office

Where and when do I check-in for my event?

  • Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 10 from 11a to 8p at DeVos Place
  • Saturday, May 11 beginning at 6a at DeVos Place

Do I have to wear my participant bib?

  • Yes.  All registered participants will receive a bib number that must be worn on Event Day.
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of your shirt during the entire event for viewing by race officials and for readability of photography proofs
  • If participating in multiple events, you must wear the appropriate event bib.   If you do not, your results will not be correct.
  • Do not alter the bib in any way or wear it on your shorts/pants

Can my friends/family follow my progress?

  • Yes, with RaceJoy Live Tracking and Alerts app – available for Apple and Andoid devices

Can I listen to my personal music device?

  • Yes — roads are closed to traffic.  Be aware of your surroundings and other participants and keep the volume at a level to be alert in case there is an emergency
  • Participants wearing listening devices will not be eligible for prize money in the USA 25K Open Championship division (based on United States Track & Field rules)

Where is the Start and Finish Line?

Start Line 

  • Ottawa Avenue near Lyon St
  • Look for Gate Signs with pace per mile details and line up accordingly

Finish Line

  • Monroe and Pearl
  • Post-event refreshments will be available once you cross the finish line

Is gear check available?

  • Complimentary gear check will be available in DeVos Place
  • You will receive a clear gear check bag along with your participant bib and t-shirt at Event Check-in
  • Use this bag to check your gear prior to your event.  No personal bags will be accepted
  • Claim your gear after your event in DeVos Place no later than 12:30p.  Amway River Bank Run cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. Participants are responsible for any clothing articles they choose to discard at the start and/or along the course. Security will be sweeping both areas and will dispose of items found unattended. Event officials collect clothing articles discarded at the start or along the course and donate to a charity

Are there showers available after my event?

  • Complimentary showers and lockers at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, 475 Lake Michigan Drive, from 6a-2p
  • Simply show your Amway River Bank Run participant bib at the desk for access on Event Day  **you will need to sign a waiver 
  • Parking at the YMCA is not available for non-members – please park in GR Parking Lot 7 ($2.00)

How do I switch events (i.e. 25K to 10K, etc.)?

Online through Friday, May 3 at 11:59p (edt)

  • Log into your RunSignUp account *Note: if your registration is a deferment from the previous year, email us to make the change. 
  • In your profile, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “my registered races”
  • Find your RBR registration
  • Select “manage”
  • From the menu select “transfer event”
  • Complete the step-by-step process

After Friday, May 3, transfer events in-person on Friday, May 10 at the Sports & Fitness Expo between 11am and 8pm or Saturday, May 11 starting at 6a. Pick up your registered event bib and head to “Solutions/Race Changes”

I'd like to change my shirt size/upgrade to Tech Shirt

Online through Friday, May 3 at 11:59p (EST)

  • Log into your RunSignUp account
  • In your profile, scroll to the bottom of the screen and find “my registered races”
  • Find your RBR registration.  Select “manage”
  • Select “Giveaway” and modify your shirt size/style
  • Tech shirt quantities are limited and may not be available

How do I post my Virtual Event Results?


  • Visit the Amway River Bank Run page in RunSignup Amway River Bank Run (
  • Click on “Results”
  • At the top of the page click “Submit Results”
  • Enter your name in the participant lookup
  • If you registered for one of the Virtual events, you will have an option to enter your results
  • Click submit

What ARE the typical weather conditions on event day?

  • Average temps range from the low 40’s to 60’s at 7:30a and climb throughout the morning
  • Go to Wood Radio 106.9 | 1300 during event week for weather updates and information

When and where will I find race results?

  • Unofficial results are posted immediately after your event with official results posted on Sunday online at Team results will be available online after 4p on Tuesday, May 14

Is there a time limit?

  • 12p
  • Participants finishing after 12p will not be included in the official results posted at this website
  • Medical, aid stations, police, volunteers and course markings will no longer be available when roads open to traffic

Is pace information available at the start and will be there pacers?

  • Pace per minute signs are in the start line for each event
  • Line up in the appropriate area
  • Official Pacers, are available for the 25K to pace in the 7-12 minute/mile categories – look for them on event day in the start area carrying yellow signs with their specific pace per miles listed and wearing brightly colored Official Pacer shirts
  • Start with your Official Pacer and keep them in sight throughout your event to hit your desired finish time
  • Meet the Official Pacers and visit the Pacer Booth at the Sports & Fitness Expo to learn more

Will there be a Sports & Fitness Expo?

  • YES, Friday, May 10 (11a-9p)  (DeVos Place)
  • Held in conjunction with Event Check-in/Late Registration
  • Free and open to the public
  • Featuring 60+ vendors
  • River Bank Run SHOP
  • Product sampling featuring Amway’s XS Sports nutrition products and more
  • Fifth Third Bank Zone
  • Corewell Health Partners
  • Perrin Beer Garden
  • Relaxation Area with complimentary mini manis and more
  • Selfie Stations

How do I know if I'm registered?

  • Online registrations receive an immediate e-mail confirmation
  • Check the address and other information (shirt size, age, etc.) on your confirmation to be sure it is correct
  • If you did not receive an email confirmation or your information is not correct, please go to RunSignUp, click on the Find a Participant tab and enter your name and click on More Details tab
  • If you deferred your registration last year - you are NOT automatically registered for the current year - you must "claim" your deferral by registering with the reserved entry link that has been sent to you.    If you have not received the email - please email us

Will there be post-event refreshments?

Yes, compliments of Amway XS Sports, Meijer, Ice Mountain, PEPSI and UDIM

  • Water
  • Gatorade
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Recharge Bars
  • and other pre-packaged snacks

Will there be porta potty's available?

  • Near the start line
  • Approximately every .5 miles along the event courses and near aid stations
  • Finish line area

What is available at the aid stations?

  • Ice Mountain water will be available at the pre-event Aid Station - near the Start Line on Ottawa Ave
  • 25K Aid Stations feature Gatorade and Ice Mountain water approximately every 2 miles and in the post-event refreshments area
  • 25K course will have GU Energy Gel (flavors: vanilla bean, salted caramel and tri-berry) prior to the aid station located near 6 miles
  • 10K Aid Station will be offered at approximately 2 miles featuring  Gatorade and Ice Mountain water and in post-event refreshments area
  • NO 5K Aid Station

Can I get a refund?

No.  All events are non-refundable, however, options available

Transfer or gift to a friend/family
Online through Friday, May 3 at 11:59p (edt)

  • Log into your RunSignUp account
  • In your profile, scroll to bottom of the screen and find "my registration races"
  • Find your RBR registration.  Select "manage"
  • Select "transfer or gift registration"
  • Complete the step by step process
Defer your registration to 2025*  (Deferred registrations cannot be transferred or gifted to someone else)
Online through Friday, May 3 at 11:59p (EST)
  • Log into your RunSignUp account
  • In your profile, scroll to the bottom of the screen and find “my registered races”
  • Find your RBR registration.  Select “manage”
  • Select “defer registration”
  • Complete the step by step process
  • Defer your registration to next year*

* Defer one year only.  If you do not participate the following year, your registration will be switched into the Virtual Race

How do I claim my deferred registration?

  • When online registration opens, all deferred participants will receive a reserved entry email with a link to claim the deferral and register 
  • Check out the "How to claim" (pdf) with screen prints to help you follow the process

Don't see your registration in “my registered races”

  • Find a Participant – enter your name
  • Click on “is this you” 
  • Follow the step by step claiming process

Email the Race Office with question

What hotel accommodations are available?

Where do I park on Friday and/or Saturday?

Street Closings and Parking Guide 

  • Monroe Avenue between Louis and Michigan Streets will begin to close on Friday, May 10 Friday at 3:00p
  • Downtown streets near the start and finish line will begin to close at 5:30a on event day
  • More than 10,000 participants, 12,000 spectators and 1,000 volunteers will be looking for parking all at the same time
  • Please plan to arrive early for an easier parking experience

Can I print my finisher certificate?

  • Yes – Printable certificates are available by clicking your name in the results and then the printable certificate icon