Fri April 21 - Sat April 22 Directions



04/22 8:00AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT


04/22 8:00AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT

Half Marathon

04/22 7:55AM EDT - 11:59AM EDT
Open to ages 10 - 99.

Rivertown Kids (1 mile fun run)

04/21 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT


Celebrating our 10th year...Rivertown Races is an increasingly popular and professionally timed, family-friendly 1/2 Marathon, 10k, and 5k and is a favorite for many beginner and elite runners alike. These events start and finish at beautiful Meadows of Millennium Park, the largest urban park in the area, located in Walker, MI, southwest of Grand Rapids. Runners will travel over roads, paved trails, and bridges while enjoying the rolling terrain, wetlands, and lakes that encompass this unique location. Food and beverages, music, and family fun will be available throughout the event.


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Registration / Packet Pick Up


Registration opens up Thanksgiving Day and runs until April 22, 2023! 

Packet pick up:
April 21 - Friday: Striders - Grandville, MI - 3 - 6 PM (ONLY for the 5k, 10k & half marathon)
April 21 - Friday for Rivertown Kids: Millennium Park - 5 - 5:45 PM
April 22 - Saturday: Millennium Park - Race Day 5:30 AM - 7:15 AM


The Meadows at Millennium Park


Medals provided to ALL 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon finishers. 

Awarded to Overall first place male and female and Overall first place Masters male and female runners for the 5K, 10K & 1/2 marathon events. Age group awards will also be awarded! 


Shirts are available until our inventory runs out!  

Rivertown Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

We are excited to introduce the Rivertown Kids Fun Run! This fun run will be an untimed, competitive run designed to give kids a positive experience and introduction to the sport of running. 
Kids will get to experience the feel of the start line, the sense of accomplishment after completing a significant effort, and the thrill of the finish line...all this without the added pressure of performance. 
Don’t get us wrong, we love to win and love to see people push themselves. This just is not that type of event.

Each participant will get a shirt, a medal, and a bib.

Parents or older siblings are welcome to run with the kids.
When: Friday, April 21, 6 PM
Age: 10 and under
Cost: $15





Aid Station #1 – Half marathon mile 2 (Riverbend Dirt Road, near the trail + medical station)
Aid Station #2 – Half marathon mile 3.5 (near Johnson Park parking lot)
Aid Station #3 – All races, roundabout at Millennium Park 
Porto John - @ cul-de-sac at Veteran’s Memorial (~mile 7)
Aid Station #4 – 10K & Half, Pedestrian Bridge (+ medical station)
Aid Station #5 – Half marathon, Kent Trails Trail Head
Aid Station #6 – Half marathon, mile 11 
START / FINISH - aid + medical station



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CHARITY - About Bridge Street Ministries
Bridge Street Ministries is a youth-focused Christian Community Development organization located in the heart of Grand Rapids West Side.  100% of registration donations will go to help complete a new youth center building project that the ministry is currently working on.

To find out more about our ministry, visit

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Rivertown Races is committed to the safety of our athletes as our first priority.

We will follow all state and local guidelines for healthy and safe outdoor racing.

Studies and experience have shown that outdoor athletic events pose little to no threat to the further spread of COVID-19.  As such, currently, there are no restrictions on outdoor athletic events such as ours.   This is subject to change in the event that future state or local guidelines mandate specific safety precautions.


The Meadows at Millennium Park

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