The 47th annual Amway River Bank Run is set to happen on Saturday, May 11, 2024, in downtown Grand Rapids, and along with the race comes road closures throughout the city.

In a release, race officials outlined the road closures - some of which will begin on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Road Closures for the 2024 River Bank Run in Grand Rapids

Before we get to the road closures, it's important to note something that was pointed out by the Grand Rapids Police Department on Facebook. In addition to the road closures, many parking meters around downtown Grand Rapids will be hooded with "No Parking" hoods - meaning that if you park at them, you could be ticketed or even towed.

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Here's a look at what the road closures will look like as well as the timeline for closures.

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Friday, May 10 

  • Monroe Ave. from Michigan to Louis (sans the Pearl St. intersection) will close at 3 p.m. (The Pearl St. intersection will close at 6 p.m.)
  • Lyon St. west of the Ellis Midtowne Parking lot to the Grand River at 3 p.m. (Anyone parked in the Ellis Midtowne lot will need to exit east (toward Ottawa) on Lyon only.
  • Pearl St. will close between Monroe and the Ellis Midtowne lot at 6 p.m.
  • Monroe Ave. will close completely to Louis beginning at 6 p.m. 
  • Monroe Center will close between Monroe and Ottawa.
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Saturday, May 11

  • Ottawa Ave. between Michigan and Oakes will close at 3:30 a.m.
  • Lyon St. will close between Division and Monroe at 3:30 a.m.
  • Ottawa Ave. will close between Louis and Oakes at 6:45 a.m.
  • All 5K course streets will close at 6:45 a.m.
  • Wealthy St. at Grandville will become a no-thru traffic, left turn onto Grandville only intersection beginning at 6:45 a.m.
  • Wealthy St. will close between Front and Grandville (including the intersection at Market) at 6:45 a.m. 
  • The northbound and southbound ramps at US-131 and Pearl St. will close at 6:45 a.m.
  • The eastbound and westbound I-196 ramps at Market will close at 6:45 a.m.
  • At 7 a.m., all 10K course streets will close.
  • Butterworth will close between O'Brien and Front at 7 a.m.
  • At 7:30 a.m., WB Wilson Ave. between 28th St. and Butterworth (in Grandville) will see lane closures for race traffic. 
  • Butterworth between O'Brien and Maynard will close at 7:30 a.m. 
  • Veterans Memorial Drive will close between Butterworth and Maynard at 7:30 a.m.
  • Butterworth will close between Veterans Memorial Drive and M11 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Indian Mounds Dr. and Market to Wealthy will close at 7:30 a.m.
  • At 7:55 a.m., all downtown streets along the 25K course will close.
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Downtown streets that will remain closed until 12:30 p.m.

  • Ottawa between Michigan and Oakes.
  • Lyon between Ottawa and Ionia.
  • Pearl between Ottawa and Ionia.
  • Louis between Monroe and Ionia.
  • Market between Indian Mounds and Wealthy.
  • Wealthy between Front and Grandville.
  • Grandville between Wealthy and Weston.

Downtown streets that will remain closed until 5 p.m.

  • Monroe between Michigan and Louis.
  • Lyon between Monroe and Ottawa.
  • Pearl between Monroe and Ottawa (including the intersection of Pearl and Monroe.)
  • Monroe Center between Monroe and Ottawa.

Interstate and highway ramp closings

  • I-196 EB/WB off ramps to Market will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • US-131 NB/SB off ramps to Market at Cherry will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • US-131 NB/SB off ramps to Pearl St. will be closed from 6:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 

You can see the full course maps for the 5K, 10K, and 25K races on the River Bank Run website. 

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