Lifescape 4th of July Classic Banner Image

Lifescape 4th of July Classic

Thu July 4, 2019 Rockford, IL US 61107 Directions


$10.00 - $25.00 7:00AM CDT
Events: 8k Run (4.97) 8k Run Kids 13 and Under

2 Mile

$10.00 - $25.00 7:10AM CDT
Events: 2 Mile Run 2 Mile Run Kids 13 and Under

1 Mile Family Fun Walk

$15 8:00AM CDT Price increases after April 30, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile Family Fun Walk Kids 13 and Under

$10 8:00AM CDT Registration ends July 2, 2019 at 11:59am CDT
300 North Madison Street
Rockford, IL US 61107

Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic on July 4th, 2019 (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic). This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.

Lifescape 4th of July Classic Classic Run and Walk is a race for the ages! Join us in celebrating our great nation through this wonderful event. This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner looking to win prize money, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with your family. You have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. Early bird race registration fees are available through April! All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals, an all you can eat pancake breakfast, and a stylish one of a kind race T-shirts.

This year we are adding a post-race breakfast and celebration at the Rockford City Market Pavilion. The breakfast is included in the run/walk registrations. Non-runners/walkers and race spectators are welcome to join the post-race fun, but if they would like breakfast it will be $5 at the event. The after party will include live music from the local band Long-shots, awards, refreshments, and breakfast!  The post-race breakfast and celebration starts immediately following the 8k Run. Hot Cakes on the Go will be providing all you can eat pancakes. We will also have breakfast sausage and refreshments. A BIG THANK YOU to Eckburg Insurance Group for sponsoring our post-race breakfast!

All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs.

For more information on Lifescape, please check out our website at:



8k Run - 7:00 a.m. start time

  • Certified Course (IL-14046-JW)
  • RRR Circuit Race
  • Competitive run
  • Finisher medals for all runners
  • Flat out and back
  • Splits at every mile
  • No dogs, baby/infant strollers, or in-line skates


2 Mile Run - 7:10am start time

  • RRR Circuit Race
  • Times and measured
  • Competitive Run
  • Finisher medals for all runners
  • Flat out and back course
  • Water at start and finish
  • Walkers (for safety please start back of runners)
  • No dogs, baby/infant strollers, or in-line skates


1 Mile Family Fun Walk

  • Baby/infant strollers permitted


Age group awards:

Overall, Top Masters, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in 8k and 2 Mile Run in each age division.


Age division breakdown: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


Prize Money will be awardee to the top 3 overall male and female 8k and 2 mile finishers

  • 8k- 1st $225, 2nd $150, 3rd $75
  • 2 Mile- 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25


Prize money will be awarded to the top Masters Male and Female finishers (40 years and older)

  • Race shirt for all runners
  • Finisher Medals
  • Chip Timing 
  • Complimentary food and water


Race t-shirts and sizes are only guaranteed through June 22nd. There will be additional t-shirts ordered but sizes cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff date.  


Packet pick-up and late registration is on July 3rd: 10am to 7pm

Fleet Feet Rockford
1653 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, Il 61107

Day of packet pick up and registration from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at the race site. 


There will be no registration on race day. Please register prior to the 4th. 



Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


The 2 mile and the 8k races are both part of the Rockford Road Runners Circuit Series. To find out more, contact the Road Runners at