Amway River Bank Run Rescheduled
It's the largest 25k race in the country and it's been postponed. The Amway River Bank Run was supposed to take place this May 8th but organizers have rescheduled the event to October 23.
The race has been running for 43 years. More than 15,000 people take part in the event. Organizers told WOOD TV that they consulted with health officials. They also feel that by delaying, participants will experience an event that is closer to what they have come to expect. Amway River Bank Run race director David Madiol said,
"We feel delaying this year’s event to allow more participants and volunteers to be vaccinated will give us the chance to offer a safer and responsible in-person event. We continue to be very grateful for the community’s support this past year and look forward to seeing people’s smiles downtown next October, even if they’re behind masks!"
If you have already signed up for the race, you will be automatically signed up for the October run. If you'd like to sign up, contact race officials here.
Details and event protocols have not been released yet but you can sign up for the newsletter. Consistently ranked as one of the premier road racing events in the United States, the race has contributed $1.8 million in economic impact to downtown Grand Rapids and over $2.3 million has been raised for charity partners since 2008.