Runners take to the streets of Grand Rapids for the 45th Amway River Bank Run
GRAND RAPIDS, MI– Runners took over the streets of Grand Rapids on Saturday morning for the 45th Amway River Bank Run.
By 8:30 am the largest 25K road race in the country, including a Handcycle/Wheelchair 25K, which was underway. Runners also also took part in the 10K and 5K runs and a community walk on Saturday, May 14.
The race routes had slight changes this year due to construction projects downtown. The 25K started at Ottawa Avenue and headed north toward Michigan Street, with the finish line on Monroe Avenue.
Kenyan-born American, Leonard Korir a 35-year-old, won the 15.5-mile race in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds — 36 seconds ahead of Futsum Zienasellassie.
The female road race winner was Kenyan-born American Aliphine Tuliamuk, 33, with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes, 18 seconds. Tuliamuk had a child 16 months ago.
RESULTS: See race winners, complete results from the 45th Amway River Bank Run
An estimated 10,000 runners competed in the various races on the beautiful Saturday morning.
Organizers said there will also be an opportunity for people to participate virtually, with participants able to complete the distance of their choice on a day that works for them, between May 1-31.
The race was last run in person on Oct. 23, 2021, after being postponed from spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic, the event typically drew more than 15,000 participants, but like many other races around the country saw a decline in participation last year of around 60%.
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