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Sat October 21, 2023 Rochester, IL 62563 US Directions



8:30AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT

1 Mile Fun Run

8:30AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT


Rochester Community Park
90 Wild Rose Lane
Rochester, IL US 62563


Come out for the We Run Blue 5K & Walk… but STAY for the FUN at the Rochester Library Annual Fall Festival to be held just after the race in the park.  There will be music, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association K-9 Kids Korner with games, inflatables, crafts, K-9 Demonstrations, K-9 Story-Time, Craft and Food Vendors an amazing Car Show from 10am – 3pm.  You don’t want to miss this fall event!  For more information you can go to:

We Run Blue 5K & Walk is an Annual Event
for the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association (ISA). Race proceeds help raise funds to support the 102 County Sheriffs in Illinois with:

  • Continued Education for Law Enforcement,

  • Lobby Efforts for Best Policy that impacts Sheriffs & their communities,

  • Youth Scholarship Funds,Grant Programs for critical technology and,

  • Deputy & K-9 protective equipment, & resources when deputies are injured or lost in the line of duty.

 Why Participate?   #milesinhonor

  • Run/Walk in Memory of Someone

  • Run/Walk in Honor of Your Blue Line Hero,

  • Run/Walk to Back the Blue!

  • Run/Walk for Your Favorite K-9 & Handler

  • Run/Walk to Support the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Mission

  • Celebrate Our Heroes!      #yourparticipationmatters
    Nothing is more powerful than YOU, joining hundreds of others in the same mission from the heart! Illinois Sheriffs and their officers support and protect us EVERY DAY! They are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters... and face conditions that none of us envy!

  • Move as a Team!      #bettertogether
    Don’t go it alone… We are better together!!

  • Create a team with your friends and family. Plan to “theme your team” after your passion to support Illinois Sheriffs and law enforcement. Your Team can collaborate in Memory or Honor of your blue line hero.

  • NEW THIS YEAR – there will be prizes for Team Categories, such as best group theme, largest team, most team spirit!


Race Contact Info

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Who Will You Run/Walk For?

...Let’s make sure we stand behind them and sign up to participate for Illinois Sheriffs and their Deputies!

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