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YSN 4th of July Classic

Wed July 4, 2018 Rockford, IL US 61107 Directions


7:00AM CDT
Events: Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8k Run (4.97) Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8k Run Kids 13 and Under

2 Mile

7:10AM CDT
Events: 2 Mile Run 2 Mile Run Kids 13 and Under
300 North Madison Street
Rockford, IL US 61107

Join us for the 27th Annual YSN 4th of July Classic (Formerly known as the MELD Classic), July 4th, 2018

This event has something for everyone whether you are a seasoned runner looking to win the prize, run the fastest 2 miles of your life, try your first running event, bring your family for a fun time everyone can enjoy or just start your 4th of July celebration with a bang! This is a fun time for everyone. In addition, your registration will benefit the programs of the YSN Shelter for parenting teen moms and crisis youth. It's a win, win for all!


Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8k Run 7:00 a.m. start time

  • Certified Course (L-07050-JW)
  • RRR Circuit Race
  • Competitive run
  • Finisher medals for all runners
  • Flat out and back
  • Splits at every mile
  • No dogs, strollers, or in-line skates

2 Mile Run (7:10am Start)

  • RRR Circuit Race
  • Times and measured
  • Competitive Run
  • Finisher medals for all runners
  • Flat out and back course
  • Water at start and finish
  • Walkers (for safety please start back of runners)
  • No dogs, strollers or in-line skates

1 Mile Family Fun Walk

  • Ribbons to all finishers
  • Strollers permitted
Placement Medals awarded upon completion of timing results:

Overall, Top Masters, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in 8k and 2 Mile Run in each age division.

Age division breakdown: 8 & under, 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+

Prize Money will be awardee to the top 3 overall male and female 8k and 2 mile finishers

  • 8k- 1st $225, 2nd $150, 3rd $75
  • 2 Mile- 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

Prize money will be awarded to the top Masters Male and Female finishers (40 years and older)

  • Poly shirt for all runners
  • Chip Timing 
  • Complimentary food and water
  • Goodie bags for all kids in the walk
  • Music on the course
  • Result kiosks
  • Raffles at packet pick up

Race t-shirts and sizes are only guaranteed through June 20th. There will be additional t-shirts ordered but sizes cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff date  

Late registration and packet pick-up on July 3rd: 10am to 7pm
Fleet Feet Sports Rockford
1653 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, Il 61107

Day of packet pick up and registration from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at the race site. 



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The 2 mile and the 8k races are both part of the Rockford Road Runners Circuit Series. To find out more, contact the Road Runners at www.RockfordRoadRunners.org