"Fastest Mile in the Midwest" A Memorial to Dick Berry
SwedishAmerican a Divison of UW Health
Note: Online Registration ends on Friday at 9:00am to register in person is open at Runners Image 219 East State from 11-7 on Friday and from 10-3:30 on Sat.
Course: The race starts on East State Street (between Regan and Summit Streets) close to the entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital/SwedishAmerican Camelot Tower. 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 - Sponsored by Meyer & Horning Attorneys 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.
New 2017 School Challenge Includes - High School - Middle School - Elementary - Sponsored by A & B Machine Shop / Rockford Carbide Die & Tool Awards for Schools with most participants: High School-$1,000 * Middle School- $750 * Elementary School-$500
The schools at each level that have the most registered and participating students, staff and faculty will receive a cash awards for their athletic departments. 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 School Challenges.)
Register by July 24th to guarantee receiving shirt. (Sorry, no t-shirts for the Kids Fun Run.)
Packet Pickup: Packet pick up times and locations: Friday, August 4 from 11am - 7 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 am - 3:30 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday from 4:00pm at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 East State Street. RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 3:30 PMon Saturday, August 6. Race Day Registration Race day registration will be available from 10:00am to3:30 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. PACKET PICKUP CLOSES AT 4 PM on race day. At 4:00 pm remaining packets are available at the start line.
No Exceptions. Note no discounts for day of registrations sign up by July 24th 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