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

Fifth Third Capital City River Run Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5K are family friendly events that raise money for the Impression 5 Science Center. The race starts and finishes on Michigan Ave in front of Cooley Law School Stadium and finishes inside of the ball field.  Join in the finish line celebration inside the park!

Our 2018 Charity Partners will also receive funds from the event.  They are:

Team Lansing Foundation

Lansing Promise

Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails

McLaren Foundation

Half Marathon, relay and 5K finishers will receive a giveaway (TBD)

Kids Race will receive a long sleeve cotton tee

The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

Refer friends and get a refund!

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $20 on your Half Marathon entry and $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

The Radisson of Lansing is happy to be a supporter of the event by offering a discounted rate on rooms.  Please use the code RIVRUN when booking.  Room rate is $121.95

2018 Finishers Medal

All participants will receive a finishers medal


The 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.


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 31st, 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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