Arny Johnson 5k & 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Apr 4, 2020


Rockford, IL


About This Activity

The 35th Annual Arny Johnson 5K & 1 Mile run/walk will be held on Saturday, April  4, 2020, at Harlem High School in Rockford (Machesney Park.) The 5k run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m., while the 1 mile run/walk starts at 8:00 a.m. The event is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners with proceeds going to Annie's Locker.  Note: Due to ongoing construction at Rock Cut we are not permitted to run in the park this year as such we will not have a 10 mile race this year, the 10 mile will return in 2021!

Participants receive Arny Johnson shirt and Finisher Medal

Course Record Awards! $200.00 Cash to Top Male and Female that breaks current
course record:
Male: Tyler Sigl 15:06 (2009)  Female: Nicole Braunsdorf Shortslef. 17:42. (2015)
Cash awards: $100 to male and female overall & $75 male and female masters winners in the 5k.                                                   
Age Group Awards: 9 & under, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+   First place Team Awards: Open Female, Open Male, Open CoEd, Masters CoEd, & Corporate. (Note Team Competition is only in the 5k).

The 5k run/walk will follow the scenic Willow Creek Path out and back beginning at 8:30 a.m..  Runners begin in front of Harlem high school and take the path that runs south of the school. 

1 mile runners/walkers begin in front of high school beginning at 8:00 am before start of the 5k.  They will follow Willow Creek Path south of school out and back.

The courses are fast, flat out-and-back on the Willow Creek Path.

Packet Pickup:  Friday April 3 from 7 am to 6 pm at FitnessWorks 3619 Morsay Drive, Rockford, IL   

Packet pickup day of race Saturday April 4 - 7:00 am-8:00 am Harlem School gym 1 Huskie Cir, Machesney Park, IL 61115.   Late registration also at these places. 


 Course certification #IL15001JW

Course Records: 5K Male - Tyler Sigl 15:06 (2009) 5K Female – Nicole Braunsdorf Shortslef 17:42 (2015)  -

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

Day of Race Registration.

No Discounts.

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