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7th Annual Nik's Home Run 7K Race, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, & Silent Auction

  • Presented By
    Nikolas Ritschel Foundation
  • Location
    Rockford Rivets Stadium
    4503 Interstate Blvd.
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone
    (815) 262-8825
  • Date
    October 13, 2018
  • Time
    Saturday: Silent Auction 8:00am–10:30am | 9:00am Race and Fun Walk start
  • Price
    7K Run - $35 before October 1st, $40 after | 1.5 Mile Fun Walk - $20 (walkers under 10 FREE) | Virtual 7K Run $20
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Bring the family and join us at Nik's Home Run for the 7K Race, 1.5 mile Fun Walk, and/or Grammy's Silent Auction. Share in our CELEBRATION of granting over 100 wishes, and counting, since 2012. Hear young adult cancer survivors tell their inspiring stories as they share the power of happiness gained from their granted Nik Wishes. Meet some of these courageous young adults and their families. Numerous large banners throughout the grounds will show the unique wishes and stories of those served by Nik's Wish.

If dedicating your race to someone, bring a copy of their picture for our Dreaming Tree. Music will play and you can even shop at the Team Store. Don't you dare miss Grammy's Silent Auction, from 8:00-10:30 AM, when the Awards Ceremony starts. Nik's Grammy has about everything; and you can take a Sneak Peak late Friday, during race packet pickup. 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. All Stadium facilities, including public restrooms, will be available. NEW THIS YEAR: Before leaving, Test Drive a brand new Lincoln. For each Test Drive, Manley Motors will donate $20 to Nik's Wish.

Go to www.nikolasritschelfoundation.org or #Take1StepwNik for a detailed Nik's Home Run flyer, which includes a mail-in registration sign-up form. You can also register online for an additional fee. Can't make it to Rivets Stadium, but still want to support Nik's Wish? How about forming a team and signing up for a Virtual 7K Run?

Nik's Wish, The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is a small, all volunteer, Rockford-based, 501(c)(3) charity with a nationwide outreach. Our mission is to bring precious moments of joy to young adults, and their loved ones, fighting cancer. We do this by granting wishes for these young adults (ages 18-24) who are too old for Make-A-Wish type programs. Nate O'Neil was granted the 1st Nik's Wish, and Vivianna Lane the 100th Nik's Wish. All proceeds go to keep Nik's Wish alive for even more young adults in their courageous fights with cancer. Don't let them fight alone.

Subarea:Loves Park

Rockford Rivets Stadium - 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111 - From the north or east: Exit I-90 right (east) at Riverside Blvd. Turn left (north) on Interstate Blvd. From the south: Follow I-39 to U.S. 20 Bypass toward Chicago; exit onto I-90 north (toward Wisconsin) and exit at Riverside Blvd. as above.

7th Annual Nik's Home Run 7K Race, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, & Silent Auction
  • October 13, 2018
  • Rockford Rivets Stadium
  • 7K Run - $35 before October 1st, $40 after | 1.5 Mile Fun Walk - $20 (walkers under 10 FREE) | Virtual 7K Run $20