River Bank Run 2023

Paws With A Cause has been chosen as one of Amway’s River Bank Run 2023 Charity Partners!

Amway River Bank Run, which will take place on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, is committed to helping nonprofits raise funds through running and fitness and this year’s Charity Partner Program is an excellent opportunity for them to market their valuable missions through the 2023 race.

You can help us by signing up through the Amway River Bank Run website to join Paws With A Cause as your charity of choice when you run, walk, or or roll the River Bank Run.

All money raised on behalf of PAWS, will help to further the important work of PAWS by going directly to breeding, raising, and custom-training PAWS Assistance Dogs.

Check out Maranda, Where you Live, talk about PAWS and the Riverbank Run!

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.

Founded in 1979 as Ears for the Deaf, PAWS has added additional Assistance Dog programs over the years to serve even more people. PAWS currently trains Service Dogs for people with physical disabilities, Seizure Response Dogs for people who have epilepsy, Hearing Dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and Service Dogs for Children with Autism.

What started out as Mike and Candye Sapp helping a friend has grown into a national organization that has impacted the lives of thousands of people. Because of Mike and Candye’s vision and hard work, PAWS enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities across the country through custom-trained PAWS Assistance Dogs.


Click the Fundraise Button above to set up your official fundraising page. Choose “Paws With A Cause” as the Charity you wish to support! Instructions for how to set up your page can be found here.

Need more motivation to join the PAWS team?

When you partner with Paws With A Cause to run, there are fun incentives to help motivate you as you fundraise. We will provide you with the following:
$100 — Get a PAWS Running Belt Fanny Pack (also great for  doggie bags and treats! )
$250 — Get a Team PAWS T-shirt to wear on race day
$500 — Score a PAWS Beach Towel
$750 — Drink in style with Yeti 20 ounce Tumbler and a Dog Leash. I mean doesn’t everyone drink their coffee while walking their dogs?
$1,000+ — 1 hour of puppy play time for up to four people! Puppy breath included!


Don’t want to run or fundraise but still want to participate?  

You can still give to Paws With A Cause while signing up to run for the race. Make sure to select Paws With a Cause  as your charity of choice!

About the Amway River Bank Run

The Amway River Bank Run presented by Fifth Third Bank with Corewell Health (Spectrum Health) the Official Health Partner will celebrate 46 years of road running on Saturday, May 13, 2023.  More than 10,000 people are expected to compete in the event which features the largest 25K road race in the country and offers the only 25K Wheelchair racing division in the world along with a 25K Handcycle division.

In addition to the 25K, participants can choose from the 10K Run, 5K Run, Team Competition, 5K Community Walk and Amway Junior Wednesday, May 10 at Grandville Middle School.

To Learn More About the Amway River Bank Run,  Click Here! 

Stay tuned for more information on  pre-race activities, virtual races options and more!