No matter if you're racing, walking or volunteering you're WINNING if you're involved in the Capital City River Run!

The Capital City River Run, Lansing's premier road race, is just around the corner, set for September 18/19, 2016 right here in Greater Lansing. Are you involved? I mean at any level? If your answer is no, you're really missing out. Whether as a serious racer, a casual racer with high aspirations or a valuable volunteer, this is one of those events that is great for people and amazing for the community. There are still openings for competitors and literally hundreds of volunteers are still needed to make the event a complete success. The full marathon course starts with the half marathon, traveling down Michigan Ave. It then travels down Grand River to the heart of East Lansing, then onto the River Trail at Michigan State University. Runners will pass MSU attractions, including Spartan Stadium and Sparty himself. The course hits local parks, trails and an interurban pathway south of Lansing. Ending in our States capital, we hope this will be a marathon to remember! This course is a USATF-certified Boston Marathon qualifying event with Marathon course time limit is 6 1/2 hours with bands/DJs stationed at miles 3, 7, 10 & the finish line.

Now I know, people dont just jump out of their chair and run a marathon, or half Marathon for that matter. It takes months of training and dedication. But you can make a quick snap decision to volunteer at the events! The weekend of races which include a Kids race, 5K, Half Marathon and full Marathon depends on dedicated volunteers for much needed duties such as course marshal, help with refreshments for runners, medal distribution and much more. Being a volunteer for a great event like this can be a truly rewarding and memorable experience. Get involved with something positive and local like this and bring a friend! Before you know it youll be doing more than helping out youll be having fun. All you need to do to get started is visit the Capital City River Run website and follow the prompts for event volunteers. You choose your assignment and youll be given directions on where to go and what to expect on the day of the big race. Any questions should be directed to Meghan Ziehmer with the GLSA at 517-377-1425 or

September 18 and 19, 2016