25th Annual Fifth Third Capital City River Run

Sat September 22 - Sun September 23, 2018 Lansing , MI US 48840 Directions RaceJoy Ready

Capital City River Run Half Marathon

09/23 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

Team Half Marathon Relay

09/23 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

Capital City River Run 5K Race

09/23 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

Sohn Kid's Races

09/22 1:00PM EDT Registration ends September 19, 2018 at 11:59am EDT
Cooley Law School Stadium
Lansing , MI US 48840

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fifth Third 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 both the eclectic urban corridor and natural beauty of Michigan’s capital city and adjoining rivers. 

The Fifth Third Capital City River Run makes a real impact within the community, benefitting Impression 5 Science Center and its mission to provide children and families access to science exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory programming. The races also provide support to various local Charity Partners that align with the run’s mission. 2018’s Charity Partners include Team Lansing Foundation, Lansing Promise, and McLaren Foundation. 

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 shirt and baseball cap. 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 Playmakers.com.

Refer friends and get a refund!

When you refer 3 or more participants you'll receive a refund of up to $20 on your Half Marathon entry or $10 on your 5k entry! Details provided at checkout.

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the 25th Annual Fifth Third Capital City River Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The 25th Annual Fifth Third Capital City River Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
2018 Finishers Medal

All participants receive a finishers medal!


The Capital City River Run Half Marathon race is part of the 2018 Greater Lansing Race Series. There is no need to register for the race series itself. Simply register and participate in any of the race series events and you will be scored automatically! For more information, click the logo below to visit the GLARS website.

Race Contact Info

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


The Radisson of Lansing is proudly supports this racing event by offering a discounted rate on rooms. Please use the code RIVRUN to receive the $121.95 rate. 

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2018 Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a trip to the Grand Hotel at Mackinac! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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  • Impression 5 Science Center
  • Lansing Promise
  • Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails
  • Team Lansing Foundation
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