Sat November 9, 2019 Rockford, IL US 61103 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 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 (IL19039NM) and is a 2019 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).

Registration fees increase to $35 for adults and $15 for children after online registration closes.   NO discounts.

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 10-23-19.  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, 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.

Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, Nov 7th.  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 - 4 spots remaining!

  • 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 if you're interested. 


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 !

Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
  1. Late registration and packet pick-up will be on Friday, Nov 8th from 3 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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