Capital City River Run

Sat September 21 - Sun September 22 Lansing, MI US 48906 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Cooley Law School Stadium
Lansing, MI US 48906


If you do not receive your pre-registered shirt size at packet pick up, we will add you to the list and do re-order after the event. Shirts will be available for pick up at Playmakers or mailed to you. Gray only 

We have also added a NO SHIRT option for new registrations with a $10 discount 


2019 marks the 26th anniversary of the Capital City River Run—a compilation of family-friendly races that celebrate, build awareness of, and financially support Greater Lansing organizations that promote education, the desire to learn, and healthy lifestyles. This run series provides a premier racing experience, highlighting both the eclectic urban corridor and natural beauty of Michigan’s capital city and adjoining rivers. 

The Capital City River Run makes a real impact within the community, benefiting Impression 5 Science Center and its mission to provide children and families access to science exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory programming. The races also provide support to various local Charity Partners that align with the run’s mission. 2019’s Charity Partners include Team Lansing Foundation, Pennies for Power, McLaren Foundation, and
Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails.

Annual races include a Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K Walk/Run, and the Sohn’s Kid’s Race. All race participants receive a long-sleeve zip up shirt. The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation and you can check your results during the race and on the web at

Do you have co-workers who like to run or walk? Join the Corporate Challenge! It's free to register your team and team members get a registration discount. Create your team and enjoy the Capital City River Run!


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Capital City River Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Capital City River Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Course Maps

The Capital City River Run has course maps available.

View Course Maps

Professional race photos will be available by Friday, September 27 at the provided link. Facebook quality downloads are free to participants and provided by the race. Additional prints will be available for purchase. 

Awards Pick Up

All finishers in each distance will receive a finishers medal.

Overall top three, masters and grandmasters will receive Playmakers gift cards.

Top 5 in each age group will receive Goodr sunglasses.

If you did not pick up your award, it is available for pick up at Playmakers in Okemos.

Foster Swift Corporate Challenge Winners

Auto Owners Insurance
Dental Dental
Sohn Linen Service
Kunz, Leigh, and Associates
Team Ananich

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