A: The Sohns Kids’ Races are Saturday, September 14.The Half Marathon and 5K are Sunday, September 15.
A: The Kids’ Races will both be at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Half Marathon and 5K will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.
A: Yes. You can register for all races in person through Friday, September 13 at: Playmakers, 2299 West Grand River in Okemos (517) 349-3803; and on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at the Lansing Center 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933. You can also register by mail.
A: All Cooley 5K Race registrants have a chance to earn a cash prize for your favorite educational institution. Entrants nominate a school by filling in the name of his or her favorite school. ALL schools nominated are eligible to be picked as Proceeds Winners in a post-race random drawing. In addition, the top three schools or educational institutions nominated will each win a School Competition Prize: $1,000 for 1st, $750 for 2nd, $500 for 3rd. In other words, the more people you can get to nominate your school, the more your chance to win money for your school – in two ways!
A: Yes, the Cooley 5K Race for Education is a Playmakers Series Race as well as the fall goal event for the Team Playmakers Womens 50+ program this year. Find out more about joining the team and the details.
A: Half Marathon and 5K packets can be picked up in person at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (in conjunction with the Healthy and Fit Expo); and on Sunday, September 15 from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m.
A: The Half Marathon will start in front of the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Mich. The Finish will be in nearby Adado Riverfront Park.The 5K Race will start near the Half Marathon start, but in front of Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Mich. The Finish for both the Half Marathon and 5K will be in nearby Adado Riverfront Park. Start time is 11:00 p.m. for the Kids’ races on Saturday, September 14. The Kids’ mile race will start in front of the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, and finish near the Lansing City Market on the Riverwalk. The Kids’ Dash will start near the Lansing City Market on the Riverwalk and end at the same finish as the Kids’ Mile. See more about course maps here.
A: Look through the course maps for the Capital City River Run Half Marathon and Cooley 5K Race for Education.
A: Instructions clearly indicate that all registrations are final and that we don’t give refunds for any reason. This policy is consistent with most other events of comparable size. Rest assured that your payment will serve as a valuable contribution to all of the causes supported by this event. If you are dropping out because of injury but still want to be involved with the event, please consider volunteering. Information is available on our web site.
A: MP3 players are condoned. However, it is often more enjoyable to listen to what is going on around you during the race.
A: Check the link for “Current Registrants” under the “Registration Information” menu or in the “Registration Information” links at the bottom of each page. This will take you to a page where you can download an alphabetical list of registered runners and walkers. This list will be updated periodically.
A: You may switch from the half marathon to the 5K at packet pickup; however, we will not refund the price difference between the two events. Check in at the “Solutions” table for information on how to make the switch.
A: You can drop off your warm-ups at one of the bright purple Sohn Linen trucks that will be located at the start. Bags will be provided along with markers that can be used to write your bib number on the bag. Bags will be transported to the finish area at Adado Riverfront Park.
A: Non-competitive walkers are welcome in both races, but participants must be able to complete the half marathon course in 4 hrs, 20 min. Competitive race walkers are welcome to participate in the 5K, but will not be considered a separate division.
A: Free showers are available at the Downtown YMCA Fitness Center, 119 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, MI 48933 517/484-4000. Bring your race number to the desk.
A: Because of safety concerns, pets, strollers, bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are not permitted in any of our events.Baby joggers are allowed, but runners pushing these vehicles should start at the back of the pack and must avoid any and all interference with the progress of other participants. Extra vigilance will be required on sections of the course which utilize the Lansing River Trail, which is narrower than regular roads.
A: With its mid-September date, the Capital City River Run Half Marathon and the Cooley 5K take advantage of Michigan’s fine autumn weather, allowing for cool starts and pleasant highs. For a table of historical race weather data, click here.
A: Check out all the shirts here.
A: Special awards go to top male and female open, masters, and grandmasters finishers in the half marathon and 5K races. Age group awards go five deep in the half marathon for 13 & under, 14-19, and then in 5 year increments going as high as necessary. Awards go three deep in the 5K. Medals are awarded to all half marathon finishers. All children’s race participants will receive an award and prizes. All finishers in the Sohn Kids’ Mile will also receive a medal for his or her achievement.