Capital City River Run

Sun September 19 - Mon September 20 Lansing, MI 48912 US Directions
Lansing City Market - Rotary Park
325 City Market Drive
Lansing, MI US 48912

2021 marks the 28th 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, 5K Walk/Run, and the Sohn’s Kid’s Race. All race participants receive a long-sleeve pullover and finishers medal. The event is available as a virtual event, or in-person. 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 half marathon and 5K races will will start at Rotary Park on Sunday, September 19 at 8AM. The half marathon will have a mass start at 8AM and the start will be open until 8:10AM for those who want to spread out. The 5K will start with a mass start at 8:20AM and will be open until 8:30AM for those that want to spread out.

The race can be completed virtually over the race weekend and participants can self submit results. Please know virtual results will not count toward age group awards. The Sohn's kids events will continue to stay virtual. Kids race participants will receive a finishers medal, duffle bag and a coupon for free admission to Impression 5 to be used at a later date!

The races will utilize the Lansing River Trail, starting and finishing at Rotary Park. Due to the capacity of the trail, the event is limited to 1,100 participants.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick-up will take place at Impression 5 Science Center during the following times:

  • Friday, September 17 (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) at Impression 5 Science Center
  • Saturday, September 18 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at Impression 5 Science Center
  • Sunday, September 19 (6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m) at Rotary Park (located in front of the Lansing City Market)

If you are during the event virtually and wish to have your packet shipped to you, please add $8.95 to your order for shipping. Packets will ship starting Tuesday, September 14.

To purchase an add-on after registration the registrant would log into their profile on RunSignup.  Click on Manage Registration and then click on the Add-ons link in the footer of the Manage Registration page. 


2021 Hoodie Give-Away Option

This year we are offering a long sleeve pullover with a hood and front pocket. The hoodie is made by JERZEES. 9 oz. 50/50 cotton/poly fleece blend

Sizing is unisex       

2021 Finishers Medal

Finishers medals are available for all distances

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