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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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With warm weather only a few months away, running enthusiasts can jumpstart the season by registering today for the 2015 Rockford Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Run.

Celebrating its 8th year and drawing sprinters from nearly 20 states, the course route is along the scenic Rock River. Featuring the choice of a 26.2-mile marathon (returning after a year hiatus), a 13.1-mile half-marathon and a chip-timed 10K, there's something for every skill level.

Located a short hour's drive northwest of Chicago and just 40 minutes south of Madison, Wis., this popular Midwest event promises a truly unique 2015 running opportunity.

Registration Fees
Save time and have your packed mailed for only $8.00. The packet mailing option expires on Friday, May 1.

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.

Click Here to download a mail/fax registration form.

If you are interested in participating as an elite runner in marathon, half marathon or 10k 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


FREE Personalized Bib
Register by Wednesday, April 15 and receive a personalized bib number at no extra charge. That means your first name will be on your bib!

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

Friday, May 29- 4pm-8pm
Saturday, May 30- 10am-6pm

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 20th.

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

Click Here to download the full marathon elevation map. Please note: course subject to change

Awards
ALL FINISHERS WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL! NOTE: Medals will NOT be mailed out after race day. You MUST pick up your prize race morning.

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 souvenir pint glass:
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 souvenir pint glass:
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 souvenir pint glass:
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.

Ceremony Times
Awards ceremonies will be at the following time. All times are approximate.

10k - 8:15am
Half Marathon - 8:00am

Marathon
Overall - 9:30am
Age Groups - 10:00am

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 Gel13.4Park 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. (6 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.

Charity Running Partner: The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter
We invite you to join TeamALS for the Rockford Marathon. Help us raise funds for ALS clinics, care services, research initiatives and advocacy endeavors as we continue fighting Lou Gehrig's disease throughout the state of Illinois. Click Here to create your fundraising page or for more information please contact TeamALS Race Director, Maryilene Blondell, 312.932.0000 or Maryilene@alsachicago.org

CARA Certified Race
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA's Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.

Due to CARAs advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run  farther, faster, better, for life.

Previous Year's Race Results
Click the links below to access race results from 2008 to 2015.

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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