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Rockford Half Marathon & 10K

Rockford Half Marathon & 10K

Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: Half Marathon: 7:00 a.m. | 10K: 7:15 a.m.
Location: Start at the corner of State and Main in downtown Rockford
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Spring's just around the corner (we hope!). And what better way to welcome warm weather than to register for the 2014 Rockford Half Marathon & 10K Run, one of the Midwest's fastest-growing running events.

Now celebrating its 7th year, it's being slightly modified in 2014. Instead of the three running options of years past (one of which was a full marathon), this year's event features two: the wildly popular 13.1-mile half marathon and a sibling 10K run. In addition to Rockford area runners, the event draws participants from more than 20 states.

Located just an hour's drive northwest of Chicago and a half-hour south of Madison, Wis., the course route is along Rockford's scenic Rock River. It's a relaxing, yet challenging, event with two great options for runners at every skill level!

Registration Fees
Until April 20th
10K Chip-Timed Run: $35
Half Marathon: $55

April 21-May 20
10K Chip-Timed Run: $40
Half Marathon: $65
Online registration ends on May 20th at 11:59pm

Packet Pickup and Race Day
10K Chip-Timed Run: $50
Half Marathon: $75

How to Register
Online Registration
Click Here to register on-line. Online registration ends on May 22nd at 11:59pm.

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
Half- Women<1:22:001:22-1:26:00

Packet Pick-Up Information
Clocktower Resort
7801 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Saturday, May 24th

Race Day Packet Pickup - Davis Park
Sunday, May 25th

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 16th.

7801 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
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 2014 course map. Please note: course subject to change


Cash prizes for the first 3 Male and Females in the Half Marathon
1st Place-$500
2nd Place-$200
3rd Place-$100

Cash prizes for the first 3 Male and Females in the Half Marathon
1st Place-$100
2nd Place-$50
3rd Place-$25

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+

Aid Station Locations
Half Marathon
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
Water2Harlem and Douglas
Water/Sport Drink/Medical3.5Illinois and Ransom Pl
Water/Sport Drink5.1Bike path near Madison St.

Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Packet pickup will be available race morning at Davis Park from 5:30-7:00am.

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 5:30am-12:00pm.

Are walkers welcome?
The Rockford Marathon course is open until 11:00 a.m. (4 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 half marathon will start at 7:00am. The 10k will start at 7:15am.

Where can I stay in Rockford?
Clocktower Resort
7108 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Special $96 rate for all race participants.

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 9 water station locations 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 4 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.

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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