Amway River Bank Run Rescheduled for Oct. 24
March 20, 2020
(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – After careful consideration and consult with health professionals, including our health partner Spectrum Health, Amway River Bank Run organizers have decided to reschedule the 2020 race from May 9 to Oct. 24. All April training events and early May pre-race activities, including Junior have been canceled. A new training and event schedule will be shared as soon as possible.
The social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of many events nationwide so the Amway River Bank Run is no exception. The safety of the runners, volunteers and supporters is at the center of this decision. We fully acknowledge the inconvenience this will cause and are working tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition. This is a difficult time for everyone, so we ask for your continued patience as we navigate the coming weeks.
Thank you to the West Michigan community for its ongoing support during this trying time. Despite postponement, we are asking for the community’s continued support. Even if you can no longer participate this year, your continued support is vital — now more than ever.
Here are some options to consider:
Option 1: Do Nothing. Your current registration for May 9 will remain as is for the Oct. 24 event.
Option 2: If Oct. 24 doesn’t work in your schedule: Transfer your current registration to our virtual race to receive your 2020 race swag. This can be done directly from your RunSignUp account by managing your registration and selecting “transfer event.”
Option 3: If Oct. 24 doesn’t work and you don’t want to run virtually: Defer your registration to the May 8, 2021, event. This can also be done directly from your RunSignUp account by managing your registration and selecting “defer.” *Deferment fees will apply.
If you have already deferred and now are excited about our rescheduling of the event – please contact the race office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review our Date Change FAQ or contact us at email@example.com with your questions.
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