Sat, Nov 13th Rockford, IL 61103 US Directions
"We don't know them all, but we owe them all"
1288 Elmwood Road
Rockford, IL US 61103

A 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL.  This is our 9th 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 2021 RRR Circuit Race.  See more information about the RRR Circuit at 

Registration pricing:   

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

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

Online registration closes on Thursday, 11-11-21 at 1 pm 

No inline skates or dogs please!  Due to the smaller start line, no strollers or joggers please.

Shirts are guaranteed only if registered by 10-15-21.  SHIRTS WILL NOT BE A GUARANTEE AFTER 10-15-2021.

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:

**Note - Awards will be given for a physical race only

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+)

Veteran Branches

Age groups

  **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.

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!


Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
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 or who are currently keeping us safe.  We have 12 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 if you're interested

** Photo of shirt is for illustrative purposes - 2021 shirt may look slightly different **


Packet Pick-up and Registration

Packet Pickup will be the following dates, times, and location;

Thursday, Nov 11th from 5 to 7 pm - Runner's Image, 219 East State Street, Rockford IL

Friday, Nov 12th from 3 pm to 7 pm at Runner's Image, 219 East State Street, Rockford IL

Saturday, Nov 13 (RACE DAY) from 7:00am to 8:00am at Sportscore One. 


There is No day of event registration or registration after online registration closes!

Online registration for all events close on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:59pm - sorry, no exceptions.



Course Map

Here's a copy of our course map!

Finisher Medal

2021 Finisher Metal Design - Provided by Members Alliance Credit Union

Age Award Metals

Awesome Dog-Tag Style Age Group Award Metals - Provided by Members Alliance Credit Union


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 !


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