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Events

5k

$40 04/20 8:00AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT
377 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

10K

$45 04/20 8:00AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT
109 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Half Marathon

$75 04/20 7:55AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT
134 spots left. Price increases after February 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 10 - 99.

Rivertown Kids (1 mile fun run)

$15 04/19 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT Registration ends April 19, 2024 at 3:30pm EDT

VIRTUAL - Half Marathon

$35 Registration ends April 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

VIRTUAL - 10K

$35 Registration ends April 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

VIRTUAL - 5K

$35 Registration ends April 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Celebrating our 11th year...Rivertown Races has become a popular family-friendly 1/2 Marathon, 10k, & 5k, with a kids event the evening before. Any of the distances are great for first-timer runners to elites. These events start and finish at the beautiful Meadows of Millennium Park, the largest urban park in the area, located in Walker, MI, southwest of Grand Rapids. Runners will travel over roads, paved trails, and bridges while enjoying the rolling terrain, wetlands, and lakes that encompass this unique location. Food and beverages, music, and family fun will be available throughout the event.

This year we are excited to announce that the Rivertown Races will be presented by our friends at Striders

"Striders is excited to partner with this premier local spring race, and support the important mission of Bridge Street Ministries (owner and beneficiary) as they work to equip and empower local youth to be future leaders of restoration and hope." -Jeff Jauch, owner

 

Registration / Packet Pick Up

REGISTRATION & DEADLINES

Packet pick up:
April 19 - Friday: Striders - Grandville, MI - 3 - 6 PM (ONLY for the 5k, 10k & half marathon)
April 19 - Friday for Rivertown Kids: Millennium Park - 5 - 5:45 PM
April 20 - Saturday: Millennium Park - Race Day 5:30 AM - 7:15 AM

Medals/Awards

MEDALS
Medals provided to ALL 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon finishers. 

TOP FINISHERS AWARDS
Awarded to Overall first place male and female and Overall first place Masters male and female runners for the 5K, 10K & 1/2 marathon events. Age group awards will also be awarded! 

Rivertown Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

We are excited to introduce the Rivertown Kids Fun Run! This fun run will be an untimed, competitive run designed to give kids a positive experience and introduction to the sport of running. 
Kids will get to experience the feel of the start line, the sense of accomplishment after completing a significant effort, and the thrill of the finish line...all this without the added pressure of performance. 
Don’t get us wrong, we love to win and love to see people push themselves. This just is not that type of event.

Each participant will get a shirt, a medal, and a bib.

Parents or older siblings are welcome to run with the kids.
When: Friday, April 19, 6 PM
Age: 10 and under
Cost: $15

2023 COURSE MAPS

stay tuned for 2024 routes!

 

 

AID STATIONS / MEDICAL STATIONS

Aid Station #1 – Half marathon mile 2 (Riverbend Dirt Road, near the trail + medical station)
Aid Station #2 – Half marathon mile 3.5 (near Johnson Park parking lot)
Aid Station #3 – All races, roundabout at Millennium Park 
Porto John - @ cul-de-sac at Veteran’s Memorial (~mile 7)
Aid Station #4 – 10K & Half, Pedestrian Bridge (+ medical station)
Aid Station #5 – Half marathon, Kent Trails Trail Head
Aid Station #6 – Half marathon, mile 11 
START / FINISH - aid + medical station

 

Charity

CHARITY - About Bridge Street Ministries
Bridge Street Ministries is a youth-focused Christian Community Development organization located in the heart of Grand Rapids West Side.  100% of registration donations will go to help complete a new youth center building project that the ministry is currently working on.

To find out more about our ministry, visit bsmgr.org/

Sponsors


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.rivertownraces.com/.

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The Meadows at Millennium Park

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