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Amway River Bank Run

Saturday October 24th, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI
Distance: 25k

2020 race was moved to October 24 from May 9. The Amway River Bank Run presented by Fifth Third Bank with Spectrum Health the Official Health Partner will celebrate 43 years of road running on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

More than 16,000 people are expected to compete in the event which features the largest 25K road race in the country and offers the only 25K Wheelchair racing division in the world along with a 25K Handcycle division. The USA 25 km Open Championships will run concurrently with the 25K event. In addition to the 25K, participants can choose from the 25K Relay, 10K Run, 5K Run, Team Competition, 5K Community Walk and Amway Junior Wednesday, May 6.

Consistently ranked as one of the premier road racing events in the United States, the Amway River Bank Run is the site of the Men’s 25K American and Course record (1:13:47; 2019); Women’s 25K American record (1:24:36; 2012) and former Men’s 25K World record (1998). The 25K has been the site of the USA 25 km Open Championships since 1995.

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Bob Anderson
"This is the largest and best 25k (15.5 miles) race in the country. They offer over $100,000 in prize money too!," says Bob Anderson
Joann Karpowicz
I paced a slower runner last year. Course was great ! Support staff was on point!
Gary Kowalczyk
I love the River bank run 25k in Grand Rapids Michigan. I have done just about every year missed 3 out of 40 some. It is very very cool to see how the race gets better and better every year.
Race Date: 05/11/2019 Distance: 25k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:13:46 Parker Stinson 27 Boulder, CO
2nd Male 1:15:03 Scott Smith 32 Flagstaff, AZ
3rd Male 1:15:36 Kiya Dandena 30 Flagstaff, AZ
4th Male 1:15:43 Tyler McCandless 33 Boulder, CO
Female 1:23:49 Emma Bates 26 Boise, ID
2nd Female 1:25:32 Sarah Hall 36 Flagstaff, AZ
3rd Female 1:27:27 Molly Bookmayer 28 Columbus,OH
4th Female 1:27:30 Molly Brabill 26 Boulder, CO
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:21:07 Wilson Chemweno 40 Davenport, IA
M 50-59 1:33:41 Scot Ursum 51 Grandville, MI
M 60-69 1:43:03 Joseph Reda 65 De Forest, MI
M 70+ 1:58:02 Robert McConnell 72 Stanton, MI
F 40-49 1:36:10 Dot McMahan 42 Rochester, MI
F 50-59 1:42:55 Kalayakorn Bogaert 50 North Aurora, IL
F 60-69 2:16:56 Francine Robinson 61 Comstock, Park, MI
F 70+ 1:42:35 Phetsomphone Sayasane 75 Elgin, IL
Amway River Bank Run

The largest 25K in the country, the USATF certified loop course starts in downtown Grand Rapids on Monroe Avenue at Lyon Street and heads south, leaving the city to weave through parks and along the Grand River before finishing back downtown.

When Frank Cashman from the Grand Rapids Track Club approached Marty Allen, then Marketing Director for Old Kent Bank, in the mid 1970s about initiating a local road race, Allen was intrigued.

Cashman worked out what he felt was the perfect distance, a 25K that started and finished in downtown Grand Rapids and Allen pledged the funding. In 1978, just over 1,000 runners took to the streets on the second Saturday of May for the first annual Old Kent River Bank Run.

In 2001, Old Kent Bank merged with Fifth Third Bank, and the event was renamed to showcase its new owner. With the transition of race ownership in 2018 to Riverbank Events and Media , a group of leading community partners came together including Amway, Fifth Third Bank and Spectrum Health to insure the race will continue for many years to follow on the second Saturday in May in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Note: Race dates marked * are unconfirmed. Please confirm dates before making travel plans.

Date
Location
Race Name
Prize Money
1/5/2018*
Xiamen, Fujian, China
3/1/2018*
Tokyo, Japan
10/4/2020
London, England
3/22/2018*
Seoul, Korea
9/14/2020
Boston, Massachusetts
9/27/2020
Berlin, Germany
11/1/2020
New York, New York
10/11/2020
Chicago, Illinois
2/8/2018*
Lagos, Nigeria
11/17/2018*
Shanghai, China
12/6/2020
Valencia, Spain
1/19/2018*
Mumbai, India
10/18/2020
New Delhi, India
12/11/2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
9/13/2020
Hamburg, Germany
12/5/2020
Singapore, Singapore
3/15/2018*
Bahrain, Manama
11/15/2020
Tobago, Trinidad and tobago
11/3/2018*
Hangzhou, China
5/3/2020
Prague, CZECH
10/18/2020
Toronto, Ontario, CA
5/24/2020
Ottawa, Canada
3/8/2018*
Rome, Italy
11/8/2020
Istanbul, Turkey
5/17/2020
Bengaluru, India
1/17/2021
Houston, Texas
12/13/2020
Honolulu, Hawaii
1/19/2018*
seville, Spain
12/8/2018*
Guangzhou, China
3/28/2018*
Manhattan, New York
9/7/2020
Boulder, Colorado
10/18/2020
Cape Town, ZA
11/3/2018*
Beijing, CN
10/27/2018*
Jakarta, Indonesia
6/14/2020
Durban, South Africa
5/25/2018*
Okpekpe, Nigeria
12/16/2018*
Shenzhen, China
10/25/2020
Chuncheon, KR
8/16/2020
Falmouth, Massachusetts
12/6/2020
Sacramento, CA
6/20/2020
Duluth, Minnesota
6/14/2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10/25/2020
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
10/24/2020
Grand Rapids, MI
9/5/2020
Lisbon, Portugal
7/5/2020
Gold Coast, Australia
9/13/2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
2/21/2018*
Ras Al Khaimah, AE
10/4/2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota
7/4/2020
Atlanta, GA
3/8/2018*
Los Angeles, California
12/9/2018*
Al Marmoom, Dubai
9/20/2020
Spokane, Washington
11/8/2020
Porto, Portugal
1/17/2021
Houston, Texas
8/29/2020
Fargo, North Dakota
6/13/2020
Manhattan, NY
10/4/2020
Twin Cities, Minnesota
9/22/2018*
Hengshui, China
8/1/2020
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
9/20/2020
San Francisco, California
9/6/2020
Mumbai, IN
4/19/2020
Yangzhou, China
9/6/2020
Santiago, CL
10/31/2020
Manhattan, NY
3/22/2018*
Milan, Italy
4/5/2020
Washington, DC
9/19/2020
Zaandam, Netherlands
7/12/2020
Utica, New York
6/21/2020
Boston, MA
5/29/2021
Ottawa, CAN
8/1/2020
Charleston, South Carolina
7/25/2020
Davenport, Iowa
2/2/2018*
Bangkok, Thailand
5/10/2020
Geneva, Switzerland
3/7/2018*
Jacksonville, Florida
10/25/2020
Venice, Italy
10/11/2020
Boston, Massachusetts
11/8/2020
Beriut, Lebanon
9/12/2020
Interlaken, Switzerland
11/3/2018*
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
10/25/2020
Dublin, Ireland
5/31/2020
Calgary, Canada
2/16/2018*
Guadalajara, Mexico
10/4/2020
Cardiff, Wales
9/20/2020
Belfast, Ireland
6/27/2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
8/23/2020
Manitou Springs, Colo
9/12/2020
Boston, MA
9/7/2020
New Haven, Connecticut
9/28/2020
Ouarzazate, Morocco
9/20/2020
Providence, Rhode Island
10/18/2020
Columbus, OH
4/21/2020
Des Moines, Iowa
5/25/2020
Huntsville, AL
2/23/2018*
Sevilla, Spain
10/11/2020
Victoria BC, Canada
9/13/2020
Manhattan, NY
4/26/2020
Carmel, California
4/11/2020
New Orleans, Louisiana
6/7/2020
Seattle, WA
2/1/2018*
Edinburg, TX
5/3/2020
Gaborone, Botsuana
5/25/2020
London, England
11/14/2020
Richmond, VA
5/17/2020
Cleveland, OH
4/19/2020
Vancouver, Canada
3/20/2018*
Jerusalem, Israel
11/26/2020
San Jose, California
11/22/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/13/2020
Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K.
9/20/2020
Carlsbad, California
9/6/2020
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
9/5/2020
Lille, France
10/4/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7/11/2020
Kingsport, TN
7/26/2020
Santa Cruz, California
3/22/2018*
Virginia Beach, VA
3/1/2018*
Comarca Lagunera, MX
10/25/2020
Valencia, Spain
3/8/2018*
Brisbane California
12/18/2020
Palo Alto, California
2/21/2021
Tampa, Florida
3/22/2018*
Chicago, Illinois
2/14/2021
Austin, Texas
3/29/2018*
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
10/12/2020
Boston, MA
10/4/2020
Kosice, Slovakia
4/5/2020
Daegu, South Korea
3/1/2018*
London, UK
8/22/2020
Louisville, Kentucky
9/27/2020
Nottingham, England, UK
6/20/2020
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
4/25/2020
Champaign, IL
1/17/2021
Naples, Florida
11/8/2020
Schenectady, New York
9/27/2020
Vinovo Turin, Italy
10/26/2018*
Encinitas, California
11/29/2020
Panama, PA
10/4/2020
Glasgow, Scottland, UK
2/15/2018*
Albuquerqe, NM
5/17/2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
10/4/2020
Channel islands, Jersey
5/17/2020
Green Bay, Wisconsin
10/20/2018*
Bethlehem, PA
8/16/2020
San Diego, California
1/31/2021
Marrakech, Morocco
9/26/2020
Richmond, Virginia
10/18/2020
Portsmouth, UK
7/5/2020
Victoria Falls, ZW
6/17/2020
Clarksburg WV
10/11/2020
Schenectady, New York
10/4/2020
Long Beach, CA
6/20/2020
Shelter Island, NY
9/20/2020
Philadelphia, PA
12/6/2020
Negril, Jamaica
9/6/2020
Manchester, UK
10/11/2020
Stirling, United Kingdom
10/25/2020
Vise, Belgium
12/15/2018*
Bangkok, TH
1/8/2021
Tiberias, Israel
9/13/2020
Satara, India
9/20/2020
Montreal, Canada
5/31/2020
San Diego, California
6/28/2020
Missoula, Montana
5/3/2020
Newport Beach, CA
10/25/2020
Cape Cod, MA
3/28/2018*
Mobile, Alabama
5/16/2020
Brooklyn, NY
2/9/2018*
Encinitas California
10/4/2020
Chester, United Kingdom
8/22/2020
Reykjavik, Iceland
8/31/2018*
Norman, OK
5/16/2020
Helsinki, Finland
6/7/2020
Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT
5/23/2020
Singapore, SG
2/1/2018*
Bangkok, Thailand
8/1/2020
Wheeling, WV
5/9/2020
Tupelo, Mississippi
3/29/2018*
St. Louis, Mo
11/22/2020
Limassol, Cyprus
10/11/2020
Zagreb, Croatia
10/18/2020
Bar Harbor, Maine
9/20/2020
Bronx, NY
5/16/2020
Helsinki, Finland
11/8/2020
Moab, UT
12/15/2020
Sevilla, Spain
12/20/2020
Chiang Mai, TH
10/17/2020
Gdynia, Poland
12/7/2018*
New York City, NY
1/4/2018*
Central Park, NY
2/2/2018*
Huntsville, Texas
1/17/2021
Phoenix, Arizona
6/14/2020
Manitou Springs, CO
7/26/2020
St John's NL, Canada
12/6/2020
San Antonio, TX
4/26/2020
Eugene, OR
8/8/2020
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
3/28/2018*
Washington DC
3/7/2021
New Orleans, LA
8/29/2020
Kansas City, Mo
5/16/2020
Marion, IA
2/23/2018*
Naples, Italy
10/4/2020
San Jose, California
12/26/2020
Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
10/20/2018*
Atlanta, GA
9/13/2020
Minsk, Belarus
9/13/2020
Lincolnshire, united kingdom
10/18/2020
Denver, CO
11/13/2020
Kansas City, Missouri
5/4/2020
Jersey City, NJ
8/9/2020
Dublin, IR
5/9/2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom
9/6/2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5/23/2020
Chicago, IL
11/1/2020
Clarksburg, California
12/20/2020
Bastia Umbra, Italy
10/4/2020
Lindau, Germany
6/25/2020
Reykjavik, Iceland
4/26/2020
Rockville, MD
8/30/2020
Imbali, ZA
9/11/2020
Arenzano, Italy
9/6/2020
Virginia Beach, VA
11/15/2020
Las Vegas, NV
10/4/2020
Denver, CO
11/8/2020
Chicago, Ilinois,
11/22/2020
Columbus, Ohio
12/13/2020
Scottsdale, Az
12/6/2020
St. Louis, Missouri
12/13/2020
Tampa, Florida
2/7/2021
Atlanta, GA
2/6/2021
Dallas, Texas
2/13/2021
Nashville, Tennessee
10/11/2020
Bengaluru, India
10/18/2020
Montreal, Canada
6/27/2020
Nairobi, Kenya
10/24/2020
snowdonia, welsh
2/13/2018*
Armagh, Ireland
11/1/2020
Vancouver, Canada
4/12/2020
Luanping, Hepei, China
4/26/2020
Statford, United Kingdom
5/17/2020
Washington, D.C.
4/5/2020
San Francisco, CA, US
11/26/2020
Glen Ridge, NJ
12/6/2020
Santa Marta, Colombia
6/13/2020
Langueux, France
10/19/2018*
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
9/27/2020
Palo Alto, CA
8/2/2020
San Francisco, CA
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