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We Run Farther

A Partnership in Wellness

Spectrum Health is proud to sponsor the 2019 River Bank Run and to be a part of a 40 plus year West Michigan tradition that encourages physical activity for the entire family. 
In 1978, over 1,000 runners took to the streets on the second Saturday of May for the first annual Old Kent River Bank Run.  In 2001, Old Kent Bank merged with Fifth Third Bank, and the event was renamed to showcase its new owner.

The River Bank Run will celebrate 42 years of road running on Saturday, May 11, 2019. More than 17,000 people are expected to compete in the event which features the largest 25K road race in the country and offers the only 25K Wheelchair racing division in the world along with a 25K Handcycle division. The USA 25 km Open Championships will run concurrently with the 25K event. In addition to the 25K, participants can choose from the 25K Relay, 10K Run, 5K Run, Team Competition for  25K, 10K, 5K Run, 5K Community Walk and Junior race.

Fifth Third River Bank Run 2018