Veterans 5K Run & Walk presented by UAW LOCAL 1268

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Nov 5, 2016


Rockford, IL


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Veterans 5K Run & Walk

$25 $25 Register

Veterans Run & Walk - Volunteer

$0 $0 Register

Veterans 5K Run & Walk - Kids Fun Run - Free for kids 10 & under

$0 $0 Register

Kids 5K (Children 14 and under)

$10 $10 Register

About This Activity

A 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL.  This is our 4th annual run and will, again, be held at Sportscore One, Veterans Memorial Park!  The run is on a flat, fast, beautiful course along the Rock River.  This run is USATF certified (IL 15037NM) and is a 2016 RRR Circuit Race.  See more information about the RRR Circuit at

Advance registration is $25 per participant, $10 for children 14 and under (No RRR/Wildcat Discount for children 14 and under).

Discount of $5 for RRR during advance registration.

Late registration and packet pick-up on Friday, Nov 4th from 4-6:30 pm at Sportscore One, and from 7:00-8:30 am day of event.  Late registration fees increase to $30 for adults and $15 for children.  NO discounts.

Shirts are guaranteed only if registered by 10-14-16.

Backpack bags to the first 500 participants

No strollers or dogs please!

Our cool dog tag awards are given to the top male and female winners, along with the top 3 male and female in each of the following age categories:

0-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

We are offering $100 cash prize each to top overall male and female, and $50 cash prize each to top male and female in the master category (50+)  Plus, $50 cash prize each to top VET male and female!

We are also giving special awards to the top Veteran in each of the following categories:  Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.  And a special prize for most patriotic apparel!

New this year - Participation medals!

Kids Fun Run at 8:15 am for kids 10 & under.  Kids receive a bib, and after their run, get a goody bag with medal included.

Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 am with our shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Online registration closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 3rd.

See below for our unique "wall" shirt opportunity!  And our Awesome sponsors!

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