Arny Johnson 5k - 10 mile

Sun April 2, 2023 Loves Park, IL 61111 US Directions



$35 8:10AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
59 spots left. Registration ends April 1, 2023 at 11:00pm CDT

10 mile

$40 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
59 spots left. Registration ends April 1, 2023 at 11:00pm CDT


The 38th Annual Arny Johnson run/walk will be held on Sunday, April  2, 2023, at Woodward - Rock Cut Campus (1 Woodward Way, Loves Park, Il 61111) 

The race is at the same location as last year starting and finishing at the Woodward Campus. 5k circles Woodward campus and then it goes out along with Willow Creek Path. The 10 mile also circles Woodward campus and then follows Willow Creek Path before looping in Rock Cut State Park on an out and back course, this year, due to construction in Rockcut.

There is a 5k, 10 mile run/walk. The races will be going back to a gun start this year (Happy Day). The 10-Mile race will start at 8:00 AM the 5k will then start at 8:10 AM.

There will be one water stop for the 10Mile course. You will pass it twice when leaving and re-entering the Willow Creek Path near the dam.

The event is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners, Inc. with proceeds going to Annie's Locker.  

RACE SWAG: We will be giving everyone a premium Throat Coat lined with Water wicking insulation. To keep your neck and chin warm and dry.

AWARDS:   Age Group Awards: 9 & under, 10-11, 12-13, and 5 year increments up to 100

There will be an awards ceremony after both the 5k and the 10 Mile

Early Packet Pickup:  Saturday the 1st of April at Runners' Image 10am-3pm 219 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104 -  Shoe sale: Runners' Image will be holding a shoe sale at the early pickup and on race day. Stop by for great prices on running shoes! 219 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Race Day Packet Pickup: Sunday, April 2nd from 7:00 am 8:00 am  at  Woodward - Rock Cut Campus (1 Woodward Way. Loves, Park, IL 61111)  

The Race will be Chip timed by Tri-3 Timing. You must wear your bib on your front.    

Course Map Click Here>>> COURSE MAP

 Course certification:  USTAF Certification Pending

Course Records: Will all be new this year as it is new courses!

***  Please note: Willow Creek Path is narrow.  For runner safety and due to our insurance requirements we cannot allow strollers or pets.

NO Day of Race Registration. 

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1 Woodward Way
Loves Park, IL US 61111

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