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Rockford Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Rockford Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Date: Sunday, May 31
Time: Marathon/Half Marathon: 6:00 a.m. | 10K: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Start at the corner of State and Main in downtown Rockford
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Sunday, May 31, may seem ages away. (And there's still the holidays, and another winter, ahead of us.) But the wait will be well worth it when the Rockford Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Run returns for its 8th year in 2015.

Drawing participants from more than 20 states, the course route for all three events is along the scenic Rock River. With a 26.2-mile marathon (returning after a year hiatus) plus a 13.1-mile half-marathon and 10K run, there's something for runners at every skill level.

Located just an hour's drive northwest of Chicago and a half-hour south of Madison, Wis., this popular Midwest running event is both a relaxing, yet challenging, way to celebrate the 2015 running season.

Registration Fees
Did you know Rockford was founded in 1834? Therefore, those who register FIRST (see below) pay only $18.34 (plus service fees) for their registration!

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT NOON!

10k
$18.34 - First 50 registrations or October 1
$25- Oct.1-Dec. 31
$30- Jan. 1- March 15
$35- March 16- May 1
$40- May 2- May 27
$50- Race Weekend

Half Marathon
$18.34- First 200 Registrants or October 1
$45- Oct.1-Dec. 31
$50- Jan. 1- March 15
$55- March 16- May 1
$60- May 2- May 27
$70- Race Weekend

Marathon
$18.34- First 150 Registrants or October 1
$55- Oct.1-Dec. 31
$65- Jan. 1- March 15
$70- March 16- May 1
$80- May 2- May 27
$90- Race Weekend

How to Register
Online Registration
Click Here to register on-line. Registration opens on Monday, September 8 at noon. Online registration ends on May 27 at 12pm.

If you are interested in participating as an elite runner in either the 10k or half marathon please contact Josh Ruston at for consideration.

Qualifying Times
ABMasters
Marathon   
Men<2:44<2:50<2:55
Women<3:05<3:10<3:15
    
Half Marathon   
Men<1:13<1:18<1:22
Women<1:24<1:27<1:30
    
10k   
Men<34:00<36:00<38:00
Women<38:00<42:00<43:00


Packet Pick-Up Information
Pre-race packet pick up information coming soon!

Race Day Packet Pickup - Davis Park
Sunday, May 31sy
4:30am-7:00am

Note: Participants will receive performance T-Shirt and bib number at packet pickup if they chose that option. For those who chose the mailing option those packets will be mailed out on May 11th.

Parking Information
Various free parking lots surround the race start location (State & Wyman). Click Here for a map of locations (or see below). Please note: Street parking may be available, however be aware of any tow/ticket signage as it may be a part of the course.

Course Maps
Click Here to download a 2015 course map. Please note: course subject to change

Click Here to download the full marathon turn-by-turn directions. Please note: course subject to change

Awards
ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL!

Full Marathon
Cash prizes for the first 5 overall and top masters Male and Females in the Marathon
1st Place-$600
2nd Place-$300
3rd Place-$200
4th Place- $100
5th Place- $100
1st Masters- $100

Top 3 in the following age groups will receive a medal:
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
19-under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Top 3 Masters (40+)
Course Record Bonus: $300- Male-2:34:47, Female-2:58:55
Only one prize per person.. Deferral will be to the highest overall prize.

Half Marathon
Cash prizes for the first 3 Overall and top masters Male and Females in the Half Marathon
1st Place-$500
2nd Place-$300
3rd Place-$100
1st Masters- 100

Course Record Bonus: $200- Male-1:07:43, Female-1:20:06

Top 3 in the following age groups will receive a medal:
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Top 3 Masters(40+)
Only one prize per person.. Deferral will be to the highest overall prize.

10K
Cash prizes for the first 3 Overall and top masters Male and Females in the 10k
1st Place-$100
2nd Place-$50
3rd Place-$25
1st Masters- $25

Course Record Bonus: $50- Male-33:42, Female-42:12
Top 3 in the following age groups will receive a medal:
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ Top 3 Masters(40+)
Only one prize per person.. Deferral will be to the highest overall prize.

Aid Station Locations
Full Marathon
ItemMileLocation
WaterStartChestnut and Wyman
Water/Sport Drink1.6/14.6Huffman and Yonge
Water/Sport Drink/Medical3/16.1Huffman and Crestwood
Water/Sport Drink4/17.1St. Francis and Campus Hills Blvd
Water/Sport Drink/GU Energy Gel6/19.1Bauer- east end of bridge
Water/Sport Drink7.75/20.85Glendale and Coronado
Water/Sport Drink9/22.1East Dr and River Ln
Water/Sport Drink/Medical10.4/23.5Illinois and Ransom Pl
Water/Sport Drink12/25.1Bike path near Madison St.
Water/Sport Drink/GU Energy Gel13.25Jefferson and Church
Water/Sport DrinkFinishChestnut and Wyman


Half Marathon
ItemMileLocation
WaterStartChestnut and Wyman
Water/Sport Drink1.6Huffman and Yonge
Water/Sport Drink/Medical3Huffman and Crestwood
Water/Sport Drink4St. Francis and Campus Hills Blvd
Water/Sport Drink/GU Energy Gel6Bauer- east end of bridge
Water/Sport Drink7.75Glendale and Coronado
Water/Sport Drink9East Dr and River Ln
Water/Sport Drink/Medical10.4Illinois and Ransom Pl
Water/Sport Drink12Bike path near Madison St.
Water/Sport DrinkFinishChestnut and Wyman


10K Run
ItemMileLocation
Water2Harlem and Douglas
Water/Sport Drink/Medical3.5Illinois and Ransom Pl
Water/Sport Drink5.1Bike path near Madison St.


Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Rockford Marathon a Boston qualifier?
Yes!

Can I wear headphones, bring my dog, ride a bicycle, or push a stroller?
We understand that many runners need headphones to aid in their running concentration, or distraction. Headphones are allowed but not recommended for safety purposes. Dogs, strollers and bicycles are not allowed, strictly for safety reasons.

When can I pick up my race packet?
Pre race packet pick-up information coming soon. OR, choose the "mail my packet" option.
-OR-
Packet pickup will be available race morning at Davis Park from 4:30-7:00am.

What is the weather usually like on race day?
Average High: 71
Average Low: 48
Mean: 60

Where should I park?
Free Parking will be available various parking lots near Davis Park. Please check the parking map for exact locations.

Will sweats storage be available?
Gear check will be located inside Davis Park and will be available from 4:30am-12:00pm.

Are walkers welcome?
The Rockford Marathon course is open until 12:00 p.m. (5 hours after the half marathon begins). Any walker/runner who feels they can complete the course in this time is welcome to register.

Do you offer a Pace Team?
Not at this time.

What time do the races start?
The full and half marathon will start at 6:00am. The 10k will start at 7:00am.

Where can I stay in Rockford?
Clocktower Resort
7108 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108


Where should I wear my timing chip?
In order to capture accurate information as you cross a timing mat, your chip must be attached to your bib number.

How many water stations are there? What types of products are available?
We will have 10 water station locations on the marathon, 9 on the Half Marathon and 3 on the course. Each station will have sports drink and water available. Please check the water station list for exact locations.

Where are the first aid stations?
There will be a first aid tent located at the finish line next to Davis Park. There will also be 2 first aid tents along the course at approximately miles 3, and 10.5.

Where are restrooms located?
There will be indoor bathrooms located in Davis Park inside the Foundry building. Portable restrooms will be located near the start line and the finish line at Chestnut and Wyman, and at each water station along the course.

Can I change events?
Yes, please contact Josh at jruston@chicagoevents.com regarding change of events.

What is the age requirement for each race?
All ages are welcome.

Beneficiary: Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Across 13 counties, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to more than 700 network partners the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week. That commitment provided more than 33 million meals last year to those in need. Northern Illinois Food Bank has centers in Geneva (West Suburban Center), Park City (North Suburban Center) and Loves Park (Northwest Center), and an office in Joliet (South Suburban Office). Find out more at www.solvehungertoday.org or follow them on Facebook.

Previous Year's Race Results
Click the links below to access race results from 2008 to 2014.

Volunteer Opportunities
Be a part of the action! We're looking for volunteers for the following positions (and more): course marshals, water stations, registration, gear check. Contact Bernie Burke at 815-540-5147.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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