Meltfest 5k

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Mar 26, 2016


Rockford, IL

About This Activity

NOTE:  Online pre-registration for the 5K is closed.  However, you can still sign up and participate.   Registration will be available at the Prairie Street Brewhouse during the following times:

Friday – March 25, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday – March 26, 2016 (race day) from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

 The cost for the race is $30 for adults and $15 for those that are 17 or under.   All participants will get to participate in the event, receive a commemorative shirt, be eligible for post-race prizes, and get to enjoy the post race snack table.  In addition, stick around for a day full of family fun as the 5K is just the start to a day-long celebration.

You can view the runner guide for the race by visiting


MELTFEST is a family friendly festival to celebrate the melting away of winter and the melting together of the community. This will be the 3rd Annual MELTFEST 5K which is held the first Saturday in Spring (this year it is March 26, 2016) and will take participants through three different wards of Rockford, Illinois and across the beautiful Morgan Street Bridge.  The race kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and is the start to a day full of post race activities that should have something for everyone (ice skating, trolley rides, vendors, live music, and more).  In addition, a free kids run will follow the adult 5K.

Five dollars ($5) from every participant will be donated to Rock House Kids ( | the selected charity for this year's event).  In addition, all participants will receive a commemorative event shirt.

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