Selected Community Events
SwedishAmerican State Street Mile
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 email@example.com
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
Meld Classic July 4th Run/Walk
N. Madison St., Rockford, IL
Meld Classic July 4th run/walk - Saturday July 4th. Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8k run, 2 mile run and mile fun walk. 8k starts at 7:00 am, 2 mile starts at 7:10 am and walk starts at 8:00 am. Register at www.rockfordmeld.org
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