GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — River Bank Run held a news conference Friday morning to announce details of the elite field for this year’s race.

During the news conference, elite runners discussed the USA Track & Field 25K Men’s and Women’s National Championships.

On the women’s side, 2022 runner-up Keira D’Amato, who broke the American women’s record in the marathon last year, will return. She will compete against Betsy Saina and Nell Rojas.

On the men’s side, last year’s champion Leonard Korir is expected to win.

“I feel I needed to come back again and see how I can maybe run a little faster time,” Korir said.

In the race, women get a 10.5-minute head start. There is a $10,000 grand prize for both the man and woman in first place, as well as a $2,500 bonus for whoever crosses the finish line first.

A replay of the news conference is available above.

River Bank Run is Saturday. News 8 Daybreak starts at 5 a.m. on race day, with live race coverage from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. News 8’s Teresa Weakley and Jack Doles will anchor coverage, joined by seven-time River Bank Run champion Greg Meyer.