Sat September 21 - Sun September 22, 2024 Lansing, MI 48912 US Directions
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Capital City River Run Half Marathon

$72 09/22 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 22, 2024 at 1:59pm EDT

Capital City River Run 5K Race

$39 09/22 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 22, 2024 at 1:59pm EDT

Sohn Kids Races - Mile and Sprint

$10 09/21 11:00AM EDT Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 1:59pm EDT


Impression 5 Science Center 200 Museum Drive
325 City Market Drive
Lansing, MI US 48912


2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the Capital City River Run—a compilation of family-friendly races that celebrate, build awareness of, and financially support Greater Lansing organizations that promote education, the desire to learn, and healthy lifestyles. This run series provides a premier racing experience, highlighting the natural beauty of Michigan’s capital city and adjoining rivers. 

The Capital City River Run makes a real impact within the community, benefiting Impression 5 Science Center and its mission to provide children and families access to science exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory programming. 

Annual races include a Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K Walk/Run, and the Sohn’s Kid’s Race. All race participants receive a long-sleeve pullover and finishers medal. The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation and you can check your results during the race and on the web at

The kids races will take place on Saturday, September 23 at 11AM at Impression 5 Science Center. The one mile race will take place on the Lansing River Trail. All participants will be invited to spend the day at the Science Museum and enjoy a pizza party after the event.

The half marathon, half marathon relay and 5K races will will start on Michigan Ave in front of the Lansing Center, utilizing Michigan Ave and the Lansing River Trail and will end in front of Rotary Park in downtown Lansing. Both races will start at 8AM on Sunday, September 24.

The races will utilize the Lansing River Trail, starting downtown and finishing at Rotary Park.

Packet pick up will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 10AM until 6PM at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing
Race day packet pick up will take place at Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing - 6:30AM until 8AM 

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Greater Lansing Area Race Series

We are excited to be part of the 2023 Greater Lansing Area Race Series! This year GLARS features 10 races from the Greater Lansing Area, starting in March and ending in late September. There is no need to register for the Race Series; just participate in the events listed on their website and earn points towards some sweet awards! All race information, award information, standings, and more can be found here.

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Relay Information

The relay consists of three persons. Awards will be given to the top team in three categories: Male, Female and Co-Ed

The relay can be completed with two persons, if someone should want to run more than one leg.

Relay check points are Kruegers Landing and Hawk Island (also aid stations at those locations)

Leg 1, start to Kruegers Landing is 3.75 miles

Leg 2, Kruegers Landing to Hawk Island is 4.75 miles

Leg 3, Hawk Island to the finish is 4.6 miles

Buses will take leg 2 and 3 runners from the start line out to the relay check points prior to the start. The first leg participant will start with the half marathon start. After each participant has completed their leg, buses will continue to pick up runners and bring them to the relay reunion area at the finish line. Once all runners have returned, you will be given your teams finishers medals.

Transportation has generously been donated by Dean Transportation.

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2023 Pacers


We are thrilled to introduce you to our dedicated team of experienced runners who will be helping you achieve your race day goals. Whether you're aiming for a personal best, looking to complete your first half marathon, or simply hoping to enjoy a well-paced run, our team is here to guide and support you every step of the way. No sign up necessary! Just look for pacers at the start line and join the group running at your desired pace. 


  • Q: Where is the best place to park?      A: Parking is available and free at both of the Impression 5 Science Center lots, as well as the lot behind the La Fille Gallery. City of Lansing streetside parking is also available.
  • Q. Are dogs allowed on the course? A. Not all runners are dogs lovers, so we do not allow them for this event.
  • Q. Are strollers allowed on the course? A. Strollers are allowed.
  • Q. Will there be runner bag drop?  A; Yes, runners can drop their bags at the Sohn Linen Truck on Michigan Ave in front of the Lansing Center before the event and pick it up at Rotary Park after the race.
  • Q. Will bathrooms be available on the course?  A. Yes, bathrooms are available at the start inside the Lansing Center, at the finish inside the Lansing Shuffle Club and at each of the seven aid stations.
  • Q. What will be served at the aid stations?  A. Water and Gatorade
  • Q. What is the time limit on the half marathon? A. Four hours
  • Q. Where are the locations of the aid stations? A.


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