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Rockton Warrior Races

Hononegah Forest Preserve, 80 Honoegah Rd. Rockton, IL
The Rockton PTO invites you to join in on an epic adventure along the beautiful trails of the Hononegah Forest Preserve. This single track trail will give you fantastic views as you run along the Rock River, over creeks, and through the forest. It's an easy run for beginners to trail running and a nice change of pace for the road runners!

Jodi May

Bucs Thundering Towards A Cure 5K Color Walk/Run

Belvidere IL, 61008
5K Color Run to raise funds for St. Baldricks Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

Brady DeNio 872.203.0502 Event Coordinator,

Rockford Walk for Williams Syndrome

Midway Village Museum Center Rockford, IL
On April 27, 2014, a walk will be held at Midway Village Museum Center to Support Williams Syndrome Awareness. Registration is at 10:00am with the walk starting at 11:00am.

Williams syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.

WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.

At last year's walk, 12 Children, with Williams, from the Rockford area joined an estimated 200 others and raised $10,000. to support awareness of this unique condition.

For more information, contact: Robin Cavanaugh,, 815-979-0095

OSF Heritage Run

Race start at State & Wyman
30th Annual Heritage Run which includes 10k (6.2 miles) and 2 mile races and a kids fun run. Cash prices to 10k top finishers and awards in both 10K and 2 mile to 15 ages groups, 3 deep. Preregistration is $30, $35 day of race, $10 for youth 17 and under; $7 kids race. Registration online at YMCA and day of race at Stewart Square.

Tabatha Endres-Cruz

The Human Race

1390 Corporate Drive, McHenry, Il
Fundraiser for your favorite Organization. Our Organization is Healing Hearts with Hooves and Hounds from Harvard, Il

815-344-4483,, register at

Rockton Lions Old Settlers Days 5K Run/Walk

Hononegah High School - Rockton Bike Path

Dean Camacho 815 624 0928

Arbor Day 5K

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Celebrate Arbor Day with a run through the woods! The first annual Arbor Dash is a non-competitive fun run through Klehm’s 155 acres of unique trees and glorious gardens at twilight. Part road race, part trail run, the Arbor Dash is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels, and everyone leaves with their very own tree!

Participants will receive a commemorative Arbor Dash t-shirt, entrance to Klehm’s grounds for the day, a seedling to plant, and more. Your registration fee will help Klehm continue to fulfill our mission to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people.

Registration prior to April 18: $15 for members | $20 non-members

Registration after April 18 or the day of the race: $25 for everyone


April 22-24 9am-4pm: Packet pick up at Klehm Arboretum Visitors Center

April 25 5pm-6:30pm: Race check-in

6:30pm: Race begins

Sarah Lambert
815 965-8146

Veterans 5K Run & Walk

Sinnissippi Bike Path @ YMCA Log House, 200 Y Blvd, Rockford
A 5K Run & Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL

Lois Shores