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A 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL. This is our 8th annual run and will, again, be held at Mercyhealth Sportscore One, Veterans Memorial Park! The run is on a beautiful course now running over to the Winnebago Forest Preserve and doing a loop around the pond. This run is USATF certified (IL19039NM) and is a 2020 RRR Circuit Race. See more information about the RRR Circuit at www.rockfordroadrunners.org
During these extraordinary times of the covid-19 pandemic, we are optimistic we will be able to hold our run. In the event, we are not able to, we will switch entirely to virtual and offer you our same great swag; shirt, finisher medal, Bomba socks, and more! More details to come, but rest assured, this will be the same quality race as in the past. We must continue to support our fellow Veterans more than ever.
LET'S RUN FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
*New this year - Can't make the physical race? Try our Virtual 5K.
1-Register to run/walk the virtual 5K and invite your friends to join you!
2-Pick up your shirt/swag at packet pick-up. If unable to pickup your swag, we will ship it to you for a fixed fee of $7.00.
3- Run/walk the distance on your own, either the official Veterans 5K course, or a course of your choosing and submit your time, or just let us know you completed it! Post a picture to Facebook or Instagram
4 - Be proud you completed the challenge and help support your fellow Veterans. RUN FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE
$30 per participant, $10 for children 17 and under
Discount of $3 for RRR (does not include children 17 and under).
Registration fees increase on 11-1-20 to $35 for adults and $15 for children.
Online registration closes on Thursday, 11-12-20 at 1 pm.
Registration during packet pick-up on Friday and race day increase to $40 for adults and $20 for children. NO discounts. If we have to do drive thru swag pick-up, we will do it! We WILL get you your swag, just be sure to register by guarantee date!
No inline skates or dogs please! Strollers or joggers are allowed but MUST START AT THE BACK PLEASE!
Shirts are guaranteed only if registered by 10-23-20. Shirts will no longer be an option to choose in the system after this date.
Our cool dog tag awards are given to the top male and female winners, along with the top 3 male and female in each of the following age categories:
0-8, 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+
****Heirarchy of awards: One award given per person.
$100 - Overall male and female
$50 - Overall male and female veterans
$50 - Overall male and female masters (50+)
**Note - per IHSA rules, a high school athlete that is currently in or may be running sports may jeopardize their eligibility and/or scholarship opportunities by accepting the cash awards, and therefore, will not be allowed to accept the cash prizes. They are, however, still eligible to win the overall title and the dog tag medals.
Kids Fun Run at 8:15 am for kids 10 & under. Kids receive a bib, and after their run, some cool goodies.
Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 am with our shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Timing provided by Tri-3 Sports Timing.
See below for our unique "wall" shirt opportunity! And our awesome sponsors! Please patronize these veteran supporting businesses! Especially our main sponsor, Eldridge Roofing!
Prizes for most Patriotic Apparel!!
Here's a copy of our course map!
The Veterans Drop-In Center supports all Veterans and their families. They focus on displaced Veterans by providing no cost referrals, computer usage, free haircuts, dinner, as well as peer to peer counseling and services. The center is a 501(3)c non for profit corporation. Please visit us at www.veteransdropincenter.com !
DAY OF registration fees increase to $35 for adults and $15 for children. NO discounts.
*We will get your swag to you! Drive thru, delivery - you will get it!
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