Selected Community Events
Severson Dells Scamper - 8K Trail Run
Severson Dells Forest Preserve 8786 Montague Road Rockford IL 61102
Green, serene, and lean. The 8K Severson Dells Scamper Trail Run will combine these three elements on October 17 in a morning full of fitness and education in nature. The event will take place on the scenic trails of Severson Dells Forest Preserve. Participants will traverse through oak woods, bucolic meadows, and a tall grass prairie gauntlet. Unique “green” awards will be handed out as well as great food and fun.
The race begins at 9:00 a.m. at Severson Dells Forest Preserve at 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL. More information, online registration,( http://www.active.com/rockford-il/running/races/scamper-8k-trail-run-2015 ) and printable race forms are available at the Severson Dells Nature Center's website: www.seversondells.com or call 1-815-335-2915.
Nik's Home Run Walk & Silent Auction
Aviator Stadium,4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, IL
7k running race, 1.5 mile walk and Silent Auction all to benefit cancer patients ages 18-24
Kelli Ritschel Boehle 815-262-8825
Making Strides of Rock County
Palmer Park, 2501 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI
10 am (Registration starts at 8 am the day of the walk)
Palmer Park – City of Janesville
2501 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI
three to five mile walk
No Cost to Participate
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship- an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.
You can help finish the fight against breast cancer by raising funds for and walking with American Cancer Society Making Strides of Rock County. Join more than one million people each year who are helping to end breast cancer.
For more information contact Miranda Knudson RockCountyWIStrides@cancer.org (608) 662-7546
Rock Valley College Golden Futures 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Come run the campus of Rock Valley College as we celebrate 50 Years serving our community! The inaugural Golden Futures 5K will kick-off "A Day at RVC," a full day of celebrating our 50 years that will also feature RVC athletic contests, live music, and fireworks.
All proceeds from the run/walk will go toward the Rock Valley College Foundation general scholarship fund. So by participating you truly will be providing a "golden future" for many students in our community.
To register go to: https://runsignup.com/GoldenFutures
Dave Costello, (815) 921-4516
2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Rockford
5701 Park Ridge Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
Comfort Keepers is organizing a team to Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 19th. This is a brief, fun, social stroll for an important cause. If you don’t already have a team, you can join the Comfort Keepers' team.
You can help in two ways: collect donations for the Alzheimer's Association and come out to walk for the cause.
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
For more information, call coordinator Jennifer Ratkovic at 815-977-9125 or email her at email@example.com.
River Run (Run Walk Wheel for RAMP)
324 N Madison Street in downtown Rockford, IL
What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford. RAMP and Rockford Orthopedic Associates are partnering to offer the 3rd event – 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, ½ Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run! The four events take place in the morning on Saturday, September 5th. Proceeds benefit RAMP, a local non-profit providing services and advocacy that assists individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible. Register today by visiting the event website at www.runwalkwheel.com, filling out the brochure, or calling RAMP at 815-968-7467.
Walk to Defeat ALS
Aviators Stadium, Loves Park
Plan to attend this ALS Association hosted event as we raise awareness and funds to further the mission of the ALS Association.
Kendra Albers | 312.932.0000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Light your Fire 5k
Spencer Pk, Belvidere, IL
Supporting your local Boone County Dist 2 Firefighter's and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Burn Unit.
Dawn Perez 847-613-9017
Run Walk Wheel for RAMP
Riverview Ice House 324 N Madison Street Rockford IL 61107
What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford. RAMP and Rockford Orthopedic Associates are partnering to offer the 3rd Annual Run Walk Wheel – 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, ½ Marathon, and a Kids Fun Run! The four events take place in the morning on Saturday, September 5th. All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP. Proceeds benefit RAMP, a local non-profit providing services and advocacy that assists individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible. Register today by visiting the event website at www.runwalkwheel.com, filling out the brochure, http://runwalkwheel.rampcil.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RWW-brochure-2015.pdf , or calling RAMP at 815-968-7467.
Registration begins one hour prior to the start of each event.
7:30am - Half Marathon Start
7:45am - 5k Start
8:00am - Kids Fun Run
8:30am - 3k Walk & Wheel
8:45am – Half Marathon & 5K Top Finisher Awards
9:30am – 3K Walk/Wheel Awards