Arny Johnson 10 Mile & 5K for United Way

10 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 2, 2016


Machesney Park, IL

About This Activity

The 31st Annual Arny Johnson 10-mile and 5K run presented by United Way of Rock River Valley will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Harlem High School in Rockford (Machesney Park.) The 10-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m., while the 5K run starts at 8:40 a.m.

The 10 Mile runners will follow the scenic Willow Creek Path into Rock Cut State Park beginning at 8:30 a.m..  Runners begin in front of high school and take the path that runs south of school into the state park.  They will circle the park clockwise on the paved road and return to the high school on the Willow Creek Path.  The 4.2 miles around Pierce Lake in Rock Cut are gorgeous and hilly. Walkers will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The 5K runners/walkers begin in front of high school exactly 10 minutes after 10 Mile runners.  They will follow Willow Creek Path south of school towards the park. The course is a fast, flat out-and-back on the Willow Creek Path.


 Course certification #IL15001JW

Need a financial incentive??  We've got $250 for anyone who sets a new course record!

Course Records: 5K Male - Tyler Sigl 15:06 (2009) 5K Female – Nicole Braunsdorf Shortslef 17:42 (2015) 10 Mile Male –  Ryan Meissen 0:51:24 (2009) 10 Mile Female – Nicole Braunsdorf 0:59:45 (2011)

***  Please note: Willow Creek Path is narrow.  For runner safety, we cannot allow strollers or pets.

Bib and shirt pick-up and late registration:  Friday, April 1st, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. Rockford or from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. in the high school gym on Race Day.

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