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Capital City River Run

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 21 September, 2019

About Capital City River Run

Making the most of the surrounding terrain of the "Mid-Michigan" area, Lansing's Capital City River Run Half Marathon & 5K takes runners along a course that's a mix of urban city streets and big buildings as well as mile after mile of trails that run alongside the Grand River, which cuts right through the heart of the city. Part of a weekend full of local events that also include a 5K run/walk and two children's races, the race celebrates its 20th annual running in 2013 -- and just its 6th with the half-marathon distance.

For most of the event's history since it began in 1993, the race was run as an out-and-back 10-miler along the city's Lansing River Trail. Though the course had shifted several times over the years, last year brought the change to a 13.1-mile half marathon, which allowed race organizers to design a course that would show off many of the local area's most noteworthy attractions, including Michigan State University, Scott Woods Park and Potter Park, and of course the Lansing River Trail for much of the race.

The terrain for the course is almost all paved surfaces throughout the race, as it is run along a combination of city streets, highways just outside town and the eight-mile Lansing River Trail, which runs along the Grand River and the Red Cedar River, along a mix of tree-lined paved pathways and pedestrian bridges. From the starting line near the Lansing Center, the course follows an out-and-back loop in a counter-clockwise direction around the city, finishing up back near Oldsmobile Park, home of minor league baseball's Lansing Lugnuts.

Both the half-marathon and the 5K race welcome both runners and walkers, and both races share a starting time of 8:30 AM. 

Practicalities

Aid Stations

We will have aid stations every 2-2.5 miles. Aid stations will provide water and Gatorade.

Parking

The Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K will start in front of the Lansing Community College, Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933. The Finish will be in nearby Adado Riverfront Park. Information about city parking ramps can be found at cityoflansingmi.com. Prior to race day, check the event website for information about parking, road construction, and access to downtown Lansing

Timing

We will be using tag timing for the half marathon event. Runners will be given a timing tag with instructions for use. An electronic mat at the start and finish lines will record times as runners complete the race. Timing tags are disposable.

Capital City River Run Route Map

Capital City River Run Route Map

Start:

Adado Riverfront Park

Adado Riverfront Park, 201 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, MI 48933, USA

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The Capital City River Run  offers a scenic course featuring paved trails, parks and treks along rivers, through beautiful wooded areas. It features some of the area’s most scenic attractions including the Lansing River Trail, Scott Woods and Hawk Island Park.

Overview

The terrain for the course is almost all paved surfaces throughout the race, as it is run along a combination of city streets, highways just outside town and the eight-mile Lansing River Trail, which runs along the Grand River and the Red Cedar River, along a mix of tree-lined paved pathways and pedestrian bridges. From the starting line near the Lansing Center, the course follows an out-and-back loop in a counter-clockwise direction around the city, finishing up back near Oldsmobile Park, home of minor league baseball's Lansing Lugnuts.


The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.