River Bank Run Training Plans

customized for you and the race.

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River Bank Run
Training Plans

Custom Training Plans are designed around you and the River Bank Run course. We take into account variables that no other training plans can match because we know how important it is to achieve your specific River Bank Run goals.

  • Expert Training Plans

    expert plans

    Developed by certified coaches with time-tested results.

  • Runner Specific Training Plans

    Runner Specific

    We know you’re unique. Your training plan should match.

  • Race Specific Training Plans

    race Specific

    Race profile, time of year, and altitude all factor into our plans.

  • Affordable Training Plans


    Custom plans shouldn’t cost more than the race itself.


In 1978, just over 1,000 runners took to the streets on the second Saturday of May for the first annual Amway River Bank Run. Today, this 25K race attracts more than 15,000 people. It is the largest 25K road race in the country, and it's consistently ranked as one of America's premier road racing events. If you are training for the Amway River Bank Run, check out Custom Training Plans. Our Amway River Bank Run training plan is customized so each workout is at the right intensity for your current fitness level and the unique features of the Amway River Bank Run course.

River Bank Run Training Plans

The Amway River Bank Run gives runners a variety of gorgeous city and country scenery to enjoy as it winds through the streets of Grand Rapids and out to the city limits along the river. The 25K finishes with the course’s largest hill. At 25K, the Amway River Bank Run is about 2.5 miles longer than a half marathon, so you need to find an Amway River Bank Run training plan that prepares you for the entire distance. Our Amway River Bank Run training programs include running workouts that incorporate hill repeats, intervals, and sprints. Not only do these exercises keep your workouts fresh, but they also help you build the strength and endurance you’ll need to conquer the challenges of the Amway River Bank Run course.

Choosing to prepare for the Amway River Bank Run with Custom Training Plans means you’ll get workouts that are tailored to your current fitness level. This helps athletes avoid the injuries and burnout associated with overtraining, helping you to arrive at the start line healthy. Whether you’re an Amway River Bank Run veteran or you’re stepping up from a half marathon distance, trust your Amway River Bank Run training plans to CTP.

Here’s what you’ll receive in your plan package:

  • Daily Plans


  • Pace Chart

    Pace chart

  • Lift Workouts

    Lift workouts

  • Coaching Letter

    Letter from your coach

  • Mobility Workouts

    Mobility workouts

  • RPE Chart

    RPE chart

  • Running Podcast


  • Motivational Emails

    Weekly motivation email

How Training Plans Work

How it works

  1. Complete our proprietary runner questionnaire so we can get to know you better.
  2. Your custom River Bank Run plan is built based on advanced analytics with expert coaching oversight.
  3. Receive your custom River Bank Run, lifting + mobility guide, a letter from our coaches, and more within 24 hours.
  4. Finish the River Bank Run with confidence.

Our method

  1. Certified Coaches

    With the expertise of USATF certified coaches and physical therapists, we built an advanced model to weigh the effects of runner-specific variables on training outcomes.

  2. Custom Race Profile

    We analyzed unique characteristics of hundreds of races across the country to build a “race profile” into our model that accounts for elevation gain, altitude, time of year, and more.

  3. Training Plan Model

    Our model generates a unique training plan for you and your race, and all plans are reviewed by a coach and hand-tweaked before they make their way to you.