SwedishAmerican State Street Mile

Sat August 3, 2019 Rockford, IL 61104 US Directions

35th Annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile

"Fastest Mile in the Midwest"
"A Memorial to Dick Berry"

RRCA 2019 National Championship Mile Race

                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by

  SwedishAmerican a Divison of UW Health 

Note: Online Registration ends on Friday August 2nd at 9:00am - Register in person is open at Runners Image 219 East State from 11-7 on Friday August 2nd  and from 10-3:30 on Saturday August 3rd

The race starts on East State Street (between Regan and Summit Streets) close to the entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital/SwedishAmerican Camelot Tower. The point to point course is downhill and fast, with the finish on the State Street bridge. Splits at each 1/4. For additional race information, visit www.swedishamerican.org
Schedule of Events
 5:00 PM Masters Heat - ( Men and Women, 40 years and older. )    5:20 PM Ben Newson Jr. Boys Heat - ( Boys K-12 in fall of 2019)   5:40 PM Ben Newson Jr. Girls Heat - ( Girls K-12 in fall of 2019.)  6:00 PM Open Heat - ( Men & Women 17-39 years old. )  6:20 PM Kids Free Fun Run on State Street Bridge - Must Pre-Register

7:00 PM Awards Ceremony

Awards - Prize Money - Age Groups - Sponsored by  Runner's Image
Prize money will be awarded to top three male and female finishers in Open heat: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Masters Heat $100 for 1st place overall male & female                                                                             

Age Group Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, male and female, in each age group of the Ben Newson Jr heats (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19) and Open heat (17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39)  Masters Heat (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+). Ribbons given to all finishers of the Kids Fun Run.

2019 School Challenge Includes - High Schools - Middle Schools - Elementary Schools 

School Challenge Sponsored by A & B Machine Shop / Rockford Carbide Die & Tool

Awards for Schools with most participants:  High School-$1,000 * Middle School- $750 * Elementary School-$500 

The schools at each level that have the most registered and participating students, staff and faculty will receive a cash awards for their athletic departments. Each registrant will designate their school and grade level or faculty/staff position. We encourage school spirit by wearing you school apparel on race day! ( NOTE- Rules for School Challenge Participants: They must be enrolled or work for the school they are representing  for the fall of 2019 and  cross the finish line as a participant to count toward the School Challenges.)

Register by July 23rd to guarantee receiving shirt.  (Sorry, no t-shirts for the Kids Fun Run.)

Packet Pickup:  Packet pick up times and locations: Friday, August 2  from 11am - 7 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday, August 3 from 11:00 am  - 3:30 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday from 4:00pm at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 East State Street. RACE  REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 3:30 PM on Saturday, August 3.  Race Day Registration  Race day registration will be available from 10:00am to 3:30 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. PACKET PICKUP CLOSES AT 3:30 PM on race day at Runner's Image  After 4:00 pm remaining packets are available at the start line.

Note no discounts for day of registrations. Sign up by July 23rd to guarantee a shirt!

Race Benefits:  Rockford Sports Coalition and Rockford Wildcats youth running team.  Please consider an additional donation when signing up. 

Race is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners for past history of race and results visit - State Street Mile

Note no Refunds.

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.rockfordroadrunners.org/state-street-mile.html.

219 East State Street
Rockford, IL US 61104

Road Runner Club of America has designated the years SwedishAmerican State Street Mile as the 2019 RRCA National Mile Championship race. 

A & B Machine / Rockford Carbide Tool has an extra challenge for the 2019 SwedishAmerican State Street Mile.


Every school at any level Elementary, Middle or High School that has 100 participants for their school cross the finish line will receive a bonus of $1,000

Rules: For a participant to count toward the school challenge they must be attending that school in the fall of 2019.  Teachers, administrators, and building staff working at a school can count towards the participation total.  Participants must signup for their school at time of registration. 

The $1,000 will be in addition to a school being the top participating school. 

Example if the top Middle School has 100 participants they would not only win the $750 for being the top Middle School and would receive an additional $1,000 for having 100 participants in the mile.

The $1,000 bonus will be given to every school that has 100 participants cross the finish line, even if they are not the top school.


All of the following are some of the things not allowed in Rockford Road Runners for the safety of all participants; strollers, baby Joggers, animals, and bicycles. Race official’s decision are final. If you are uncertain always ask first.

No tables, tents, promotional activities, or sales are permitted at Rockford Road Runner events without prior written approval of the event.  Requests can be made to admin@rockfordroadrunners.org  


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