Veterans 5K Run & Walk presented by ELDRIDGE ROOFING

Sat November 9, 2019 Rockford, IL US 61103 Directions
"We don't know them all, but we owe them all"
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Veterans 5K Run & Walk

$30 9:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after November 7, 2019 at 12:00pm CST

Kids 5K (Children 17 and under)

$10 9:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after November 7, 2019 at 12:00pm CST

Veterans Run & Walk - Volunteer

$0 9:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST Registration ends November 7, 2019 at 8:00am CST

Veterans 5K Run & Walk - Kids Fun Run - Free for kids 10 & under

$0 8:15AM CST - 8:30AM CST Registration ends November 7, 2019 at 8:00pm CST
Place
1288 Elmwood Road
Rockford, IL US 61103
Description

A 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL.  This is our 7th 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 (IL 15037NM) and is a 2019 RRR Circuit Race.  See more information about the RRR Circuit at www.rockfordroadrunners.org

Registration pricing:   

$30 per participant, $10 for children 17 and under 

Discount of $3 for RRR  (does not include children 17 and under).

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

No inline skates or dogs please!  Strollers or joggers are allowed but MUST START AT THE BACK!

Shirts are guaranteed only if registered by 10-14-19.  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+

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!  **Note - per IHSA rules, no high school athlete enrolled in any high school sports may be allowed to win the cash prizes.  They are, however, still eligible to win the overall 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.

Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, Nov 1st.  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!!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Course Map

Here's a copy of our course map!

Honor your Special Veteran on our Shirt - 9 Available

The "wall shirt" is a unique opportunity to memorialize the Veterans who are no longer with us.  We have 9 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 vetsrock5K@gmail.com if you're interested. 

Sponsors

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 !

Packet Pick-up and Late Registration

Late registration and packet pick-up will be on Friday, Nov 8th from 4 pm to 7 pm at Sportscore One and from 7:00-8:30 am day of event at Sportscore One. 

DAY OF registration fees increase to $35 for adults and $15 for children.  NO discounts.

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