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A new title sponsor isn’t the only change coming to the Amway River Bank Run in 2019.
Participants who can't physically make it to this year's race will have the option to sign up for a “virtual race.” It gives anyone the option to run the race, whether they’re on a treadmill or in a different city.
Still, Amway River Bank Run Race Director David Madiol says nothing can compare to running the race in downtown Grand Rapids.
"The energy downtown for this race is so awesome... and the course itself, it's just a great course around downtown," said Madiol.
"If you're doing the 25K, you're obviously getting way out from downtown, but it's just a really well-run race and Amway is so proud to be a part of it as the title sponsor now."
In 2019 the race transitions names to the Amway River Bank Run presented by Fifth Third Bank and Spectrum Health as the Official Health Partner. The Amway River Bank Run presented by Fifth Third Bank with Spectrum Health the Official Health Partner will celebrate 42 years of road running on Saturday, May 11, 2019. More than 17,000 people are expected...more...