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10th Annual Nik's Home Run

  • Presented By
    Nikolas Ritschel Foundation
  • Location
    Rivets Stadium
    4503 Interstate Blvd.
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone
    (815) 262-8825
  • Date
    October 9, 2021
  • Time
    Saturday 9 a.m. Race & Fun Walk start (8 a.m. view items from Grammy's Auction online)
  • Price
    $25 Fun Walk; $35 Run ($40 after October 1); $25 Virtual Run; FREE Grammy's Auction (online)
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Additional Information

On Saturday, October 9th, 2021, join us for the 10th Annual Nik’s Home Run event at Rockford Rivets Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, Illinois. This event is a 7K Run, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, and Grammy’s Auction. It is a family friendly event, kids welcomed. All the Stadium facilities, including public restrooms, will be available, along with a terrific food stand. All proceeds benefit Nik’s Wish (see below).

The 7K Run and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk start at 9 AM from the Rivets Stadium parking lot. If dedicating your race to someone, bring a copy of their picture for our Dreaming Tree. All registrants will get an awesome goodie-bag and a chance for 2 Bears tickets. The first 200 registrants get a COOL event T-shirt. $100 goes to the overall male & female winners. Age group, team, and para-athlete winners will also be recognized. Starting at 10:30 AM, the deeply moving Awards Ceremony will honor both the outstanding runners and the courageous young adults that Nik’s Wish serves.

Register online at either https://www.classy.org/event/2021-niks-home-run/e325358 or http://www.nikolasritschelfoundation.org/events/ Here’s a video of a previous Nik’s Home Run event: https://vimeo.com/345599813

Grammy’s (Online) Auction opens at 10 AM, Friday, October 1st. Go to www.nikswish.org for a link to the auction site. On Race Day at Rivets Stadium, the auction items will be on display at 8 AM; then ready for pickup after 11 AM, when online bidding closes. Grammy has over 100 items from entertainment, to dining, to sports memorabilia. If you need help placing an online bid, someone will be at the Stadium to assist you.

Nik’s Wish, the Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is a small, all-volunteer, Rockford-based, 501(c)(3) charity. The theme of this year’s event is a Decade of Wishes Bringing Joy!. The mission of Nik’s Wish is to BRING JOY throughout the nation to young adults (18-24), and their loved ones, fighting cancer. We do this by granting and then fulfilling wishes for these young adults who are too old for Make-A-Wish type programs. Throughout the 7K course you’ll see large posters of many young adult cancer warriors, each celebrating their own Wish. Since its founding in 2012, Nik’s Wish has granted over 200 wishes nationwide. Nik’s Wish is a treasure of hope and joy; and a goodwill ambassador for the city of Rockford. To learn more, visit www.nikswish.org. All proceeds from this event will help Nik's Wish serve even more young adults fighting cancer. Join us in CELEBRATING LOVE beating cancer every time! #LOVEWONcancerzero

10th Annual Nik's Home Run
  • October 9, 2021
  • Rivets Stadium
  • $25 Fun Walk; $35 Run ($40 after October 1); $25 Virtual Run; FREE Grammy's Auction (online)