Run, Walk, Wheel for RAMP – 3K, 5K, 1/2 Marathon (Draft)

This Race is in Draft Mode
Saturday September 5, 2015
Rockford, IL US 61107
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Events for this Race:

1/2 Marathon

Start Time: 7:30am CDT
You can only register for this race using the kiosk.
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Participants begin at the Riverview Ice House and head north along the bike path. Runners will cross the river at Riverside Blvd, and then continue on the west side of the river out to Sportscore where the turnaround will be.


Start Time: 7:45am CDT
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Join us for a beautiful run along the Rock River. This race will turn around at the halfway point, and head back along the same path.

3K Walk/Wheel-a-Thon

Start Time: 8:30am CDT
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If you are interested in fundraising for RAMP for this event please visit,

NOTE: While registration for this event is free, participants will need to either raise at least $25 in donations or pay a $25 registration fee at packet pickup. If participants raise $50, they will receive a free shirt and other wonderful goodies.

The annual RAMP Walk/Wheel-a-Thon is a great opportunity to get out and participate in a family-friendly event.

Kids Fun Run

Start Time: 8:00am CDT
You can only register for this race using the kiosk.
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Calling all little tykes, aspiring runners, and crazy, energy-filled, bundles of joy for a quarter mile run near the Riverview Ice House. Last year's group of ambitious youngsters almost knocked over our cameraman :) He was fine, and so were the kids.


Start Time: 6:00am CDT
You can only register for this race using the kiosk.
Event Information
If you would like to come out and help with the race please register for free here. This way we will have all of your contact information to better help coordinate and connect with our volunteers.

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.

We've combined with RAMP to offer a 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run! 

The four events all take place Saturday, September 5th in the morning, and all proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP.

We say "makes a difference" because while we plan to put on an awesome event for our runners, wheelers, and walkers, we're also working to raise money for RAMP, a local non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy that assist individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

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

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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 4th from 4-7 p.m. at Rockford Orthopedic's Riverside location: 5875 E. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, or Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m.

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

You may turn in your donations at packet pickup on Friday, September 4th 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 in the Riverview Ice House. Race day registration costs $30 for the 5K and $50 for the 1/2 Marathon.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?

No. Race shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by August 27th. After that, shirts will be first come first serve based on availability, so register early!

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

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.

324 N. Madison St.
Rockford, IL US 61107
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