Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford

Sat August 15, 2020 Rockford, MI US 49341 Directions
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$25 8:30AM EDT Price increases after June 28, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids K

$15 9:30AM EDT Registration ends August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends August 1, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

48 Courtland Street
Rockford, MI US 49341

This is the 22nd annual 5K Race and Kids K Fun Run thru downtown Rockford. NEW THIS YEAR - you may register to run the 1st annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk and report your race time. *We will take all necessary precautions to keep our runners and spectators safe. In the event the race cannot occur live, we will switch all runners to a Virtual 5K and host a socially distanced packet pick up.

Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford (MRTR) was organized to benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). Mitchell Peterson, and many other boys and some girls from West Michigan have been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. All race proceeds will be donated to PPMD in Mitchell's honor, to END DUCHENNE. This is a fun, family event, with live music and a festive atmosphere. The course runs through scenic Rockford and along The White Pine Trail!!!! Superheros and Disney Princesses will be available for photographs at the race again this year!

Each registered 5K participant will receive a Mitchell's Run Race Tee, a finisher medal and post race snacks & drinks. Each registered Kids K participant will receive a Mitchell's Run Race Tee, a kid friendly finisher medal, and a post race ice cream or popsicle treat. NEW THIS YEAR - Each Virtual 5K participant will be mailed a race packet with our MRTR Race Tee, Race Bib and Medal at least one week prior to the event. Instructions for reporting race time will be sent in a separate email.

In the event that our live race should be cancelled, we will immediately switch to a virtual event. Sorry, no refunds as our event is a fundraiser. Each registered 5K and Kids K participant will still receive a Mitchell's Run Race Tee, race bib, and a finisher medal. We will host a social distanced packet pick up if necessary.

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Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

Early Packet Pick-Up and Late registration will be available Friday, August 14th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at Rockford Footwear Depot under the big white tent. The Depot is located at 235 N Main Street in Rockford north of Courtland. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place under the tent next to the downtown Rockford Pavilion beginning at 7:00 am on the corner of Squires St. and Courtland. T-Shirts not guaranteed with late registrations.


The Award Ceremony will take place following the race on August 15 at 10am by the bleachers in front of the Rockford Pavilion at the corner of Courtland St. and S Squire St.

Age Divisions: 10 & Under, 11 - 12, 13 - 15, 16- 18, 19 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - over & Neufy Division. Plaque Award for men's and women's overall winners and men’s and women’s masters & supermasters overall winners. Winner Medal Award for top three men & women in each age group. All 5K participants will receive a finisher medal for completing the race. All Kids K participants will receive a kid friendly finisher medal and ice cream treat. 

In the event our live race becomes a virtual event, we will allow regular registered runners to submit their race times via email for medal consideration.

"Stride for a Cure" Race Signs

Race signs $10.00. Unlimited. Placed on White Pine Trail to encourage your runner or just to say who you are running for! You let us know what you would like written on the sign and Mitchell's Run designers will artistically create your sign and place it on the trail Saturday morning before the race.

In the event our live race transitions to a virtual race, we will place our race signs our for viewing during our packet pick up. You may take your race signs with you. 


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