Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford - VIRTUAL 2020

Fri August 14 - Sat August 15 Rockford, MI 49341 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

48 Courtland Street
Rockford, MI US 49341

UPDATE: THE RACE IS NOW ALL VIRTUAL. Use #MRTR2020 to post photos of you and your family or friends running for a chance to win prizes. More info to come. 

Welcome to 22nd annual VIRTUAL 5K Race and Kids K Fun Run thru downtown Rockford. If you registered prior to July 1st, you will need to pick up your race packet on August 14 from 4:30-7:00pm or email to make alternate plans.

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 virtual 5K ($25 - pick up your own packet on August 14) participant will receive a Mitchell's Run Race Tee, race bib, a finisher medal and 80’s swag.

Each registered Kids K participant will receive a Mitchell's Run Race Tee, race bib, finisher medal and 80’s swag. 

Each Virtual 5K $30 participant will be mailed a race packet with our MRTR Race Tee, Race Bib and Medal prior to the event. Registration is now closed for mailed packets.

*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. We will host a social distanced packet pick up if necessary.

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Packet Pick Up - ONE DAY ONLY AUGUST 14 4:30-7:00pm

Packet Pick-Up for our virtual race will be one evening only this year due to the pandemic: 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. T-Shirts not guaranteed with late registrations. If you are unable to pick up on August 14, or cannot find someone to pick up for you, please choose the Virtual Mailed Packet option for $5 more.  Thank you.

Packet Pick up this year will be socially distanced.  Please follow the 6 feet rule and use the marked X’s as guides. Our volunteers will be wearing masks and hand sanitizer will be available. The Rockford Footwear Depot has requested all participants picking up packets also wear masks.  If you do not have one, we will provide you with one.  Thank you.


Due to the pandemic, we will not have age division awards. All participants will receive a MRTR 2020 80's themed medal.

Next year we hope to be back to normal:

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. 


"Stride for a Cure" Race Signs - not available this year

*Due to the pandemic we will not be selling race signs this year. Thank you.

Next year we hope to be back to normal:

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 out for viewing during our packet pick up. You may take your race signs with you. 




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