Kinzler Teams Participated in the 2023 Amway RiverBank Run

The RiverBank Run is a bittersweet event for the Kinzler Foundation as it was, in essence, the catalyst for our founding. In 2011, Jason Kinzler, beloved husband, father, friend, and GVSU Hall of Fame athlete, died one mile short of the RBR finish line due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Jason’s wife Kristi and several of their closest friends founded this organization to help families facing what Kristi faced- suddenly being the sole provider/caregiver for young children- though without the resources she had. Since our founding, the Kinzler Foundation has empowered close to 250 West Michigan families to move forward after sudden loss by providing short-term financial assistance for basic family needs and by connecting families to existing community resources for longer-term support.

Hannah Kinzler, now a senior at Michigan State, ran the race again this year with a team from F45 studio in east Lansing. A team of Kinzler Board members and assisted families also participated in the 5K walk.

2023 Riverbank Run Gallery

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To donate to our team in support of the Kinzler Foundation’s mission to assist local families maintain stability during crisis, please click here.

5K and 10K Training Has Begun for the 2022 Amway River Bank Run!

Save The Date: 10K Run and 5K Community Walk on May 14th 2022

Have you been considering joining a 5K walk or a 10K run? Training is already underway for the 45th Annual Amway River Bank Run, but it’s not too late to join in!

If you’ve run a few 5K races and often thought that you can push yourself further, 10K training is the perfect opportunity to see what you’re capable of. Set and accomplish new goals for yourself, get ready for a bigger, more exciting race, and maybe make some friends in the process! Get more information on the upcoming Fox Honda 10K here, and see the training schedule here.

If running isn’t your thing but you still want to support causes like ours, consider joining the upcoming Acrisure 5K Community Walk! Get more info on the walk here and see the training schedule here.

Both events begin on the morning of Saturday, May 14th 2022 with check-in on May 13th. For updates, please visit