Capital City River Run

Sat September 19 - Sun September 20, 2020 Lansing, MI US 48912 Directions

Capital City River Run Half Marathon- In Person, Open Timing or Virtually

$58 09/20 7:00AM EDT
211 spots left. Registration ends September 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Capital City River Run 5K Race - In Person, Open Timing or Virtually

$33 09/20 8:00AM EDT
178 spots left. Registration ends September 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Sohn Kids Races - Virtual Only

31 spots left. Registration ends September 19, 2020 at 1:59pm EDT
Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI US 48912

Update 7/9/20

We know at this time, signing up for running or walking event can be a risk. Please know that should we have to cancel the event, we will be offering full refunds and deferments in addition to other options. 

2020 marks the 27th 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 both the eclectic urban corridor and 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 Virtual 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 with open timing (No official start time to eliminate an assembly of a group. Runners and walkers will start when they are able to practice social distancing) 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

Start time for the half marathon is 7AM until 8:30AM, start time for the 5K is 8AM until 10AM. The race will start at the end of Museum Drive and utilize the Lansing River Trail for both the 5K and half marathon. The finish line will be outside of the Lansing City Market.

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick Up

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

·        Monday, September 14 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

·        Tuesday, September 15 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

·        Saturday, September 19 (7 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

·        Sunday, September 20 (6 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Course Maps

Course maps are proposed only. We will be meeting with the City of Lansing to discuss any pending construction. Stay tuned for final maps.

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