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25th Annual Fifth Third Capital City River Run

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

Team Half Marathon Relay

09/23 8:00AM EDT

Capital City River Run 5K Race

09/23 8:00AM EDT

Sohn Kids Races

09/22 1:00PM 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, McLaren Foundation, and
Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails.

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.

Click on the following for further information: Packet Pickup, Finishers Medal, Race Swag, Hotel, Relay Teams, Referral Program 

Further information can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking on the MORE arrow in the top right area of the page


Race Contact Info

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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
Course Maps

The 25th Annual Fifth Third Capital City River Run has course maps available.

View Course Maps
5K Course Map

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Half Marathon Course Map

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MapMyRun Map

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