Arny Johnson 10 mile & 5k

Sat April 6, 2019 Rockford, IL US 61114 Directions

10 Mile Run

8:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

10 Mile Walk

7:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


8:40AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

Volunteer - Arny Johnson Race

8:40AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

The 34th Annual Arny Johnson 10-mile and 5K run will be held on Saturday, April  6, 2019, at Harlem High School in Rockford (Machesney Park.) The 10-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m., while the 5K run starts at 8:40 a.m. The event is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners with proceeds going to Annie's Locker.

First 600 participants receive Arny Johnson Hat and Finisher Medal

The 10 Mile runners will follow the scenic Willow Creek Path into Rock Cut State Park beginning at 8:30 a.m..  Runners begin in front of high school and take the path that runs south of school into the state park.  They will circle the park clockwise on the paved road and return to the high school on the Willow Creek Path.  The 4.2 miles around Pierce Lake in Rock Cut are gorgeous and hilly. Walkers will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The 5K runners/walkers begin in front of high school exactly 10 minutes after 10 Mile runners.  They will follow Willow Creek Path south of school towards the park. The course is a fast, flat out-and-back on the Willow Creek Path.

Packet Pickup:  Friday April 5 from 6am to 6pm at FitnessWorks 3619 Morsay Drive, Rockford, IL    Packet pickup day of race Harlem High School gym 1 Huskie Cir, Machesney Park, IL 61115.   Late registration also at these places. 


 Course certification #IL15001JW

Course Records: 5K Male - Tyler Sigl 15:06 (2009) 5K Female – Nicole Braunsdorf Shortslef 17:42 (2015)  -  10 Mile Male –  Ryan Meissen 0:51:24 (2009) 10 Mile Female – Nicole Braunsdorf 0:59:45 (2011)

***  Please note: Willow Creek Path is narrow.  For runner safety, we cannot allow strollers or pets.

Day of Race Registration No Discounts.

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9929 N. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL US 61114
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