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World Vision's 6K for Water

Chicago
6K is the average distance children in Africa have to walk for clean water. Each registration fee goes toward providing clean water for one person in Africa. On race day that person’s photo is pictured on the participants race bib so they know exactly WHO their money is going to. More information can be found at www.worldvision6K.org

A race experience unlike any other!
•A completely unique race bib with the picture and name of the child you provided clean water for.
•Family friendly with a stroller division.
•A sweet 2015 Race t-shirt.
•4-6 professional action photos of you in the race for FREE.
•Every Finisher will receive a custom "6K Finishers Medal"
•Special Awards for the top 3 Overall Men and top 3 Overall Women: Age group awards for top 3 Men and top 3 Women in each age group: 14 and under, 15- 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+


Ashley Colquitt, 314-443-2331. acolquit@worldvision.org


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

Martin Park 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 jratkovic@alz.org.




Biggest Loser RunWalk- Half Marathon/5K-Chicago, IL

Chicago, ILL
Event Basics

A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal
Commemorative Biggest Loser RunWalk shirt
Drawstring Backpack
Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals
Free Downloadable Race Photos
Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers
Celebrity appearances by former contestants from "The Biggest Loser"- Dolvett Quince (Trainer), Toma Dobrosavljevic (Winner of Season 16), Andrea Wilamowski (Season 16), and Dan & Jackie Evans (Season 5)!
Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course & Food at the Finish Line
Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience

Half Marathon Registration*
$80.00 through 6/30/2015
$90.00 through 7/29/2015
$99.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

5K Registration*
$40.00 through 7/29/2015
$45.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available)

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: (Ages 4-12)*
Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up - $15.00

Packet Pick-up (TBD)
Check Site!

Race Day (Sunday August 2nd, 2015)
Start/Finish Line
Start Times/Schedule

7:30 am – Half-Marathon start time for all participants (wave start)
8:00 am – 5k start time for all participants (wave start)

Soldier Field (Stadium Green at the Soldier Field Parklands)
1410 Museum Campus Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

http://www.biggestloserrunwalk.com/race/2015/chicago-il-half-marathon-5k

Biggest Loser Run Walk
815-464-1265



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.

Deb Bieschke
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 | kendra@alsachicago.org


SwedishAmerican State Street Mile

Rockford, IL
31st Annual SwedishAmerian State Street Mile
"Fastest Mile in the Midwest"
A Memorial to Dick Berry Sponsored by:
SwedishAmerican a Divison of UW Health
Course: The race starts on East State Street (between Regan and Summit Streets) close to the entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital. The point to point course is downhill and fast, with the finish on the State Street bridge. Splits at each 1/4. For additional race information, visit www.swedishamerican.org
Schedule of Events
5:00 PM Masters Heat - ( Men and Women, 40 years and older. ) 5:20 PM Ben Newson Jr. Girls Heat - ( Girls K-12 in fall of 2015.) 5:40 PM Ben Newson Jr. Boys Heat - ( Boys K-12 in fall of 2015.) 6:00 PM Open Heat - ( Men & Women 17-39 years old. ) 6:20 PM Kids Free Fun Run on State Street Bridge - Must Pre-Register
7:00 PM Awards Ceremony
Awards - Prize Money - Age Groups
Prize money will be awarded to top three male and female finishers in Open heat: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Masters Heat $100 for 1st place overall male & female
Age Group Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, male and female, in each age group of the Ben Newson Jr heats (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19) and Open heat (17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39) Masters Heat (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+). Ribbons given to all finishers of the Kids Fun Run.
$1,000 High School Challenge
The high school that has the most registered and participating students, staff and faculty will receive a $1,000 prize for their athletic department. Each registrant will designate their school and grade level or faculty/staff position. We encourage school spirit by wearing you school apparel on race day! (Participants must cross the finish line to count toward the High School Challenge.)

Register by July 15th to guarantee receiving shirt. (Sorry, no t-shirts for the Kids Fun Run.)
Packet Pickup: Packet pick up times and locations: Friday, July 31st from 2 - 7 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday, August 1st from Noon - 4 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday from 4:00 at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 East State Street. RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 4 PM on Saturday, August 1st. Race Day Registration Race day registration will be available from Noon to 4 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 4 PM on race day. No Exceptions. Note no discounts for day of registrations sign up by July 15th to guarantee a shirt!
Race Benefits: Rockford Sports Coalition and Rockford Wildcats youth running team. Please consider an additional donation when signing up.
Race is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners for past history of race and results visit - State Street Mile

Rick Durso - 815-985-7656


5th Annual Mason Frickman Memorial Poker Run, Lunch & Bike Show

American Legion 900 W. Chrysler Dr. Belvidere, IL
Poker Run, Lunch & Bike Show in memory of Mason Frickman. Proceeds benefit his school, Easter Seals Therapeutic School and Center for Autism, Rockford, IL

Mary Wabel 815-965-6745 mwabel@eastersealschicago.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
lightyourfire5k@gmail.com



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.
Schedule:
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


Deb Rogers-Bieschke
815-968-7467
drogers@rampcil.org