This year, as we all realize, has been like no other. In that context, we really waited to see if the conditions would change so that we could have a small crowd for our race to gather in Taylor Park. That is not going to happen by August 8th, our scheduled date for this year. We also thought of how we might vary the format using a wave start and that wouldn't work, given that we have a 3-loop course. Finally, we considered a 'virtual race' and we had difficulty figuring out a way that it would be a race of some kind and we were unable to put that together. So, it is with a little bit of sadness, but a great respect for the health and safety of the volunteers and the members of the running community and their families that we are canceling this year's Lincoln Douglas 5K and Fun Run. We are hopeful that we will return next year on the second Saturday of August- the 14th for the 18th version of the Lincoln Douglas 5K and Fun Run as a Rockford Road Runners Circuit Race.