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Veterans 5K Run & Walk

Sat November 4 2017
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Location: Rockford, IL US 61103 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other
Event Time Price Details
Veterans 5K Run & Walk
9:00AM CDT
Price increases July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT
Veterans Run & Walk - Volunteer
8:00AM CDT - 10:30PM CDT
Registration ends October 31, 2017 at 10:00am CDT
Veterans 5K Run & Walk - Kids Fun Run - Free for kids 10 & under
8:15AM CDT
Registration ends November 4, 2017 at 4:00pm CDT
Kids 5K (Children 14 and under)
9:00AM CDT
Price increases November 3, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT
1288 Elmwood Road
Rockford, IL US 61103

A 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL.  This is our 5th annual run and will, again, be held at Sportscore One, Veterans Memorial Park!  The run is on a flat, fast, beautiful course along the Rock River.  This run is USATF certified (IL 15037NM) and is a 2017 RRR Circuit Race.  See more information about the RRR Circuit at www.rockfordroadrunners.org

Registration pricing tier:

Now until April 30 = $20 per participant, $10 for children 14 and under (No RRR/Wildcat Discount during this period).

May 1 to July 31 = $25 per participant, $10 for children 14 and under (No RRR/Wildcat Discount for children 14 and under).

August 1 to November 3 = $30 per participant, $10 for children 14 and under (No RRR/Wildcat Discount for children 14 and under).

Discount of $5 for RRR starting June 1st (does not include children 14 and under).

Late registration and packet pick-up on Friday, Nov 3rd from 4-6:30 pm at Sportscore One, and from 7:00-8:30 am day of event.  DAY OF registration fees increase to $35 for adults and $15 for children.  NO discounts.

Shirts are guaranteed only if registered by 10-14-17.

No strollers or dogs please!

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+

We are offering $100 cash prize each to top overall male and female, and $50 cash prize each to top male and female in the master category (50+)  Plus, $50 cash prize each to top VET male and female!

Kids Fun Run at 8:15 am for kids 10 & under.  Kids receive a bib, and after their run, get a goody bag.

Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 am with our shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 1st.

See below for our unique "wall" shirt opportunity!  And our awesome sponsors!

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Race Sponsor

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 501c non for profit corporation.  Please visit us at www.veteransdropincenter.com !

Course Map

Here's a copy of our course map!

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Honor your Special Veteran on our Shirt - 10 Available

The "wall shirt" is a unique opportunity to memorialize the Veterans who are no longer with us.  We have 10 spots available on the back of our shirts at $100 each. Their name and branch will be listed.  What an extraordinary way to honor your special veteran with this commemorative shirt! Please contact the race director at Lee.Fawber@gmail.com if you're interested. 


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