GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Preparations for Saturday's Fifth Third River Bank Run are underway in downtown Grand Rapids.
The event features the country's largest 25K road race, as well as a 10K run, 5K run and 5K walk, with more than 21,000 participants.
Organizers of the 35th annual event are expecting about 60,000 people to be in the area, which includes spectators.
Some of the preparations include road closures that begin Friday --
- 3 p.m. -- Ottawa Avenue from Michigan Street to Lyon Street with the exception of the west lane allowing access to the Government Parking Lot
- 6 p.m. -- Lyon Street between Ionia Avenue and Monroe Avenue
Late registration will be available Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at DeVos Place.
That is the same time and place that racers can pick up their packets, as well as beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday.
Global civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whose legacy is ending South African apartheid, has died.
The case of a man accused of the involuntary manslaughter of three children who died in a February apartment fire is ready to go to a jury.
A Grand Rapids man has been arrested in connection to the case of a Jenison teen who was missing.