Ready for the Fifth Third River Bank Run

Fifth Third River Bank Run start line
Fifth Third River Bank Run start line

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The countdown is on to the largest 25K road race in the country! The 39th annual Fifth Third River Bank Run is expected to bring 60,000 people to Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 14.

It all gets started at the Sports and Fitness Expo at DeVos Place on Friday, May 13. Runners can pick up their race packets and people can still register for any Fifth Third River Bank Run event. Even if you aren’t a runner or are interested in running, the expo is a great place to find tips on running, nutrition and cooking demonstrations from Meijer, gear from Priority Health, fun photo booth activities from Fifth Third Bank, and more! There are great deals on the latest gear from Gazelle Sports, Saucony, Merrill, and others! The expo is open to the public and runs until 8 p.m. Admission is free!

The Fifth Third River Bank Run kicks off with the 5K at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 in downtown Grand Rapids. See the complete schedule here. If you can’t make it cheer on the runners, tune in to WOOD TV8 for live race day coverage on Saturday from 5 to 10 a.m.

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