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Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run

Sunday September 20th, 2020

Grand Rapids, MI

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The Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run has been providing the community with a premier starting line to accomplish goals since 2002 and we invite you to join us in person or virtually to keep the tradition "running" (pun intended)! Whether you pick the 10 Mile Run or 5K Run/Walk, be assured you will have a great race day experience running through downtown Grand Rapids and of course, crossing the many bridges in the city. As race day gets closer, stay tuned for the specific route and Covid-19 safety protocols that will be in place. We plan on BOTH races starting at 8am this year.

We are excited for a NEW start/finish location this year that will allow us to spread out and enjoy more bridges. We will be located on the west side of the 6th Street Bridge (use 731 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, 49504 in your GPS for our physical location). The historic 6th Street bridge is an icon and a favorite of our event participants. Both the 5K and 10 Mile routes will still go through downtown Grand Rapids (over a bonus bridge), with the 10 Mile still heading out through Riverside Park. You can view the tentative routes (we are still working with the City of Grand Rapids to finalize the details) by clicking on each distance: 5K | 10 Mile. You will notice that the 5K route is essentially the same of everyone, which will allow us to start BOTH races at 8am this year! ArtPrize will kickoff a few days before us and on their website there is an interactive map that allows you to see where art is placed in the City and along our route!

NEW is our Race Weekend Guide! Check it out and check back as we get closer to race day for additional information.

Our  RESULTS will be live streaming and you will have a QR Code on the back of your bib to instantly see your personalized data!

Our volunteer race committee is excited to put on this event for YOU! If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing [email protected]

Why the Bridge Run?

  • All participants receive a finishers medal & commemorative shirt

  • Aid stations on both courses featuring Gatorade & water, with GU energy packets on the 10 Mile course

  • Spirit stations to CHEER YOU ON

  • Pacers for the 10 Mile to help you achieve YOUR GOAL

  • Scenic route taking you through downtown Grand Rapids, the many parks in the city, and over bridges

  • Cash prizes for the top 3 finishers and overall masters winner for both the 5K & 10 Mile

  • In 2016, it was voted Top 50 Road Races in Michigan by MLive

  • In 2016, it was named Top 10 Fall Road Races in Michigan by MLive

  • In 2021, the 10 Mile is part of the Road Runners Club of America Michigan Championship Series

  • A portion of the race proceeds are donated to local groups to help move their missions forward

  • FREE training plans to help you

  • Our committee works throughout the year to make sure you are smiling when you cross the finish line!

You can view pictures from Bridge Runs past on our Flickr page.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram

We have age-based pricing activated, anyone 18 and under on race day will pay $35 for the 10 Mile & $20 for the 5K (virtual events are not included). There is nothing you need to do other than input your age when you complete the signup process!

NEW for this year is our Team Competition, read more!


It takes over 400 volunteers to create the magic of race day. This is a great opportunity for school teams, families, and individuals to get involved and help our participants have an AMAZING race day experience. We will happily donate $150 to any school or non-profit group that brings out 15+ individuals. Visit our volunteer portal to see and sign up for all of our opportunities.


We are excited to have Gazelle Sports back this year to help provide our awards. The Bridge Run Age Group Awards are as follows:

  • 1st place: $20 to Gazelle Sports + commemorative item

  • 2nd place: $10 to Gazelle Sports + commemorative item

  • 3rd place: commemorative item

  • Age Groups start at 9 and under, then go every 5 years (ie: 10-14, 15-19....70-74, 75-79), until 80+. 

RunGR will be providing a cash prize for each race (10 Mile & 5K, Male & Female) as laid out below:

  • 1st place: $150

  • 2nd place: $100

  • 3rd place: $50

  • Overall Master's: $100

Overall prize winners will not be eligible to win age group awards.  

The Road Runners Club of America will be presenting special awards for the 10 Mile. 


We offer pacers for the 10 Mile to help get you to your goal. The pace groups start at a 7-minute mile and go every 30 seconds to the 12-minute mile pace. 

Race Distances

Price Register
5K Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »
10 Mile Run Click to Find Out Register »
Virtual Bridge Run (10 Mile & 5K) Click to Find Out Register »
myTEAM TRIUMPH West Michigan ONLY (10 Mile) Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

135 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI

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