Lifescape 4th of July Classic Virtual Run/Walk - Presented by AARP Illinois

Sun June 28 - Sat July 4 Rockford, IL 61101 US Directions


12:01AM CDT
Events: 8k Run (4.97) 8k Run Kids 13 and Under

2 Mile

12:01AM CDT
Events: 2 Mile Run 2 Mile Run Kids 13 and Under

1 Mile Family Fun Walk

12:01AM CDT - 11:59PM CDT
Anywhere safe that you like to run or walk!
Rockford, IL US 61101

Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic Virtual Run/Walk presented by AARP Illinois (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic).

This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.

Lifescape 4th of July Classic is a race for the ages! This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with their family. This race is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation and support a local nonprofit. With COVID-19 we are forced to run a virtual race this year. Information on the virtual race is below.
Since we are unable to congregate for an in-person race, we will be holding a virtual run/walk. Runners and walkers register on like normal. But instead of gathering together to race on the 4th of July, you will do your run/walk on your own. You can race on neighborhood sidewalk, in a park, on a treadmill, or anywhere else. Run or walk any day of the week leading up to the 4th of July - June 28, 2020 to July 4, 2020. Participants will then send us their time and we will gather the results and post them. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress in patriotic outfits and take photos and videos of their run/walk. Lifescape will be posting the videos and photos as they come in with the #ARACEFORTHEAGES.

Though we will miss seeing all the participants on July 4th , we still want this event to be a fun and exciting way of celebrating our nation and supporting local seniors. After the race we will send out the medals, shirts, and other race swag to the participants’ homes. This time of the COVID-19 epidemic has been especially difficult on our area’s seniors, so your participation is making a wonderful difference this year.
Racers have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals and stylish one of a kind race T-shirts. All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs.

Please share the following promotional link to encourage other runners and walkers with the hashtag #ARACEFORTHEAGES :

All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs.

For more information on Lifescape, please check out our website at:


8k Run, 2 Mile Run , and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk



You can pick up your race material at Fleet Feet Rockford during their normal business hours. Fleet Feet is located in the Edgebrook Shopping Center at 1653 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Fleet Feet staff will be handing out your race shirts, race bibs, and race medals! 




Every Participant Receives a One of a Kind Rockford Art Deli Shirt, Race Medal, and Race Bib

These Race Shirts made by Rockford Art Deli Shirts are Allmade Brand. Allmade is a fully sustainable line of t-shirts that Rockford Art Deli founded. They not only benefit the earth, but the people who make them.

Our Allmade race shirts:

  • Made with 70% less water than your typical shirt
  • Are not chemically treated 
  • Saves around 6.4 oz of crude compared to a typical shirt
  • Prevents 6 bottles from landing in the landfill
  • Provide living wage jobs for people in Haiti


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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



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