Register for the Capital City River Run Weekend of Races
March 19, 2013 – Registration is now open for Cooley Law School’s 5K Race for Education and Impression 5 Half Marathon, both part of the Capital City River Run Weekend of Races, a premiere annual running event in downtown Lansing. Participants may register for the Sunday, Sept. 15 races at ccriverrun.com, active.com or in person at Playmakers, 2299 West Grand River Ave. in Okemos, Mich.
The Early Bird entry fee (through March 25) for the 5K is $25, and $40 for the Half Marathon. The event attracts more than 3,000 participants, and donates proceeds to Impression 5 Science Center and schools nominated by runners, along with money awarded to the top three schools in the Schools Competition. The races showcase the historic downtown and surrounding areas, including parks, scenic treks along rivers, and portions of the Michigan State University campus. Both start in downtown Lansing near the Lansing Center and Cooley Law School stadium and end in Adado Riverfront Park for a fun and festive finish, including the rhythm and blues music of the Uptown Band.
"Both the Cooley 5K and the Impression 5 Half courses are outstanding – they are absolutely beautiful, with the bonus of being flat and fast," said Terry Carella, Cooley’s communications director and Cooley 5K race director. "Runners will love winding through the downtown and the surrounding Lansing area. This, combined with strong community appeal, has made this one of the top events for the region and beyond."
Children 12 and under are invited to join in the festivities by running in the Sohn Kids' Races on Saturday, Sept. 14. All races start and finish in downtown Lansing.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.