Amway River Bank Run

Rescheduled from May 8 to October 23 2021 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Rescheduled to October 23 2021

New Date: October 23, 2021

When we began planning for 2021, we had hoped with vaccinations starting that conditions would be good for us to hold a safe in-person event that included safety protocols on May 8.  Over the last several weeks, we have been able to secure a fall date and feel that by delaying to October 23 the event will resemble more of what participants are used to.    Press Release

Specific event details and safety procedures will be communicated to all registered participants as event day approaches.   

  • If you are a registered participant your registration for May 8 is automatically moved to the October 23 date.
  • If you are deferred from 2020 and haven't claimed your 2020 deferral and registered for 2021, please follow the link in the deferred/reserve entry email that has been sent to you and register for 2021.  (Emails were resent between Feb 2 and Feb 12)
  • If October 23 doesn't work in your schedule:   Transfer your current registration to our virtual race to receive your 2021 race swag or defer to 2022
  • If you were deferred from 2020, please email us to make that transfer to the virtual.  Otherwise, you can make the transfer directly from your RunSignUp account by managing your registration and selecting "transfer event" or "defer"

Questions? - please email us.  



Amway River Bank Run presented by Fifth Third Bank with Spectrum Health, the Official Health Partner,  is held  in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. There is  something for everyone!   

We are looking forward to 2021 and having the streets of Grand Rapids filled with the largest 25K road race in the country and the USA 25 km Open Championships.   We are hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to host a safe in-person event on our traditional second Saturday in May - postponed to October 23, 2021.    Join us and participate in one or multiple events which include a 25K Run,  25K Handcycle, 25K Wheelchair,  10K Run, 5K Run and 5K Community Walk.  

In addition to our in-person events, we offer virtual events that give individuals an opportunity to participate by completing the distance of their choice (25K, 10K, 5K, or 5K walk) on the course of their choice and day that works between May 1 and Oct 23.    Each virtual event offers extended finishing times (unlike the in-person course cutoffs) and having flexibility makes the Virtual Race a great option,  plus you receive all the commemorative RBR Race Swag.  

In 2021, the Amway River Bank Run will celebrate our 44th year running in Downtown Grand Rapids or virtually anywhere!

Monroe Avenue and Lyon Street
Grand Rapids, MI US 49503
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Amway River Bank Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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