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Amway River Bank Run goes virtual for 2020

Posted at 5:59 AM, Aug 20, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Amway River Bank Run is going virtual this year.

The race was pushed back to October 24, but further changes were made due to the ongoing pandemic.

“We fully acknowledge the inconvenience that our initial delay from May to October and now the cancellation of the in-person event has caused, but we have been working tirelessly to ensure that the Amway River Bank Run can happen in some way, so we felt the virtual format was best,” said Russ Hines, owner, River Bank Events and Media, and owner of the run. “COVID-19 has forced us to rethink how we celebrate our runners’ accomplishments. We feel that the Millennium Park event will honor the tradition of the Amway River Bank Run.”

Organizers will still host races online for the 5k, 10k and 25k races and participants can submit their race times online. If you do take part, you will still be able to get a shirt and finisher's medal.

Participants are encouraged to attend drive-thru festivities that day at Millennium Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Individuals who registered for the Oct. 24 race will receive details on how to transfer to the virtual race or defer to the May 8, 2021, race

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