Arny Johnson 5k - 10 mile

Sun April 3 - Sat April 9 Loves Park, IL 61111 US Directions


04/03 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT

10 mile

04/03 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT

The 37th Annual Arny Johnson run/walk will be held on Sunday, April  3, 2022, at Woodward - Rock Cut Campus (1 Woodward Way, Loves Park, Il 61111) 

The race is at a new location with the new course starting and finishing at the Woodward Campus. The 10-mile course has changed with USTAF course certification pending.  The new course is more scenic and will have less of the course on the park road. Be sure to check the map.  5k circles Woodward campus and then is goes out and along with Willow Creek Path. The 10 mile also circles Woodward campus and then follow Willow Creek Path before looping in Rock Cut State Park and returning on the Willow Creek Path.

There is a 5k,  10 mile run/walks. The in person races will do rolling starts from 7:00-9:00 a.m  A rolling start means you pick up your race bib and begin running, the start mat captures your starting time from your chipped bib and then records your finish time when you finish.  Course is open from 7 a.m. to 12 noon  All participants must finish by 12 noon.  Plan your start so you finish before the closure of the finish line and timing at noon.

Note: Due to COVID-19 the races are unsupported, no water stops.  This is for the safety of participants and volunteers. Course marshals will be in place for turn arounds.   

Virtual Arny Jonson run/walks: Run the Arny Johnson as a virtual participant  - register as a virtual runner for one of the two distances, 5k, or 10 mile.  -- Run your race during the week April 3- April 9 enter your time - virtual runners will not be scored in final results.

The event is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners, Inc. with proceeds going to Annie's Locker.  

Participants receive Arny Johbnson Long Sleeve Shirt and Finisher Medal

AWARDS:   Age Group Awards: 9 & under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+   

Packet Pickup:  Sunday  April 3 from 6:45 am to 9:30 a.m  at  Woodward - Rock Cut Campus (1 Woodward Way. Loves, Park, IL 61111)  Note Rolling Start for both the 10 mile & 5k  is from 7:00-9:00 a.m.  (NOTE: Virtual Runners Packet Pickup is the same time.)

Rolling Starts mean that you will start running immediately after picking up your race packet there is no mass start or waves.  When you cross the start mat your chip will be read and when you cross the finish mat your chip time will be your official time.  You must wear your bib on your front.    

Note there is NO day of  registration. 


 Course certification:  USTAF Certification Pending

Course Records: Will all be new this year as it is new courses!

***  Please note: Willow Creek Path is narrow.  For runner safety and due to our insurance requirements we cannot allow strollers or pets.

NO Day of Race Registration. 

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1 Woodward Way
Loves Park, IL US 61111
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