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Location: Rockford, IL US 61107 Directions
Type: Run Only, Run or Run/Walk, Other
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Event Time Price Details
Half Marathon
7:30AM CDT
7:45AM CDT
3K Walk/Wheel-a-Thon
8:45AM CDT
Kids Fun Run
8:30AM CDT
6:00AM CDT

Competition and Fun that makes a difference!

What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford.

RAMP and OrthoIllinois are partnering to offer the 5th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run! The four events take place in the morning on Saturday, September 2nd. All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP.

We plan to put on an awesome event for our runners, walkers, and wheelers while working to raise funds to support RAMP, a local non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy that assist individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

Thank you for helping us to make our event even better! We made these improvements to our event based on your feedback…
• Added a route map to the website
• More water stations with larger cups and volunteers handing out the water
• Volunteers will share their mile marker along the route
• Posted finish times
• Sports drink for the half-marathon turnaround
• More timely award presentations

RAMP empowers individuals with disabilities through services and advocacy to live an independent life. This is accomplished by partnering with them to make changes in their own lives, seek peer support and remove barriers. RAMP also advocates for the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for individuals with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access. For more information about RAMP, call 815-968-7467 or visit

Race Map/Route

View 5K Race Route

View Half Marathon Race Route

Refund Policy

Because this is a fundraising event, refunds will not be offered for any reason, including cancellation due to hazardous or inclement weather.


When is packet pickup?

Friday, September 1st from 4-7 p.m. at OrthoIllinois' Riverside location: 5875 E. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, or Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the event.

When/Where do I turn in my donations for RAMP?

You may turn in your donations at packet pickup on Friday, September 1st or the morning of the event.  For more info, contact RAMP at 815-968-7467.

What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?

There are no medical comps, rollovers, refunds, or transfers of any kind.

Can I register on race day?

Yes! Race day registration and packet pickup is from 6:30-7:00 a.m at the City Market Pavilion. Race day registration costs $30 for the 5K and $65 for the 1/2 Marathon. To speed up the process you may print off and fill out the brochure.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?

No. Race shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by August 15th. After that, shirts will be first come first serve based on availability, so register early!  NEW ultra soft, 100% Polyester Jerzees Sport T-shirts this year!

But if you raise $50 for RAMP, you will earn a RAMP event t-shirt!


Please park at Trinity Lutheran Church, up and down Market and Water Streets, the lot across the street from RAMP and the lot behind RAMP’s parking lot where Register Star employees park.

Street Closings

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience of the following streets being closed on Saturday, September 2nd from 7-11am: Lower Jefferson, Lafayette, Prairie, Madison, Hill & Olive Streets

Can I bring my stroller/dog?

Feel free to bring your strollers or wheelchairs, but please leave the dogs at home. If you plan to run/walk with a stroller, please position yourself near the back of the starting line.

Take a moment to watch how RAMP is transforming the lives of people with disabilities in our community.


202 Market Street
City Market Pavilion
Rockford, IL US 61107
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