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8th Annual Nik's Home Run: 7K Run, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, & Silent Auction

  • Presented By
    Nik's Wish, The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation
  • Location
    Rockford Rivets Stadium
    4503 Interstate Blvd.
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone
    (815) 262-8825
  • Date
    October 12, 2019
  • Time
    Saturday - Silent Auction 8 - 10:45 a.m. | Start of race fun walk 9 a.m.
  • Price
    Fun Fun Walk $25 | Run $35 until Oct 1st, then $40 | Virtual Run $25
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The 8th Annual Nik’s Home Run event at Rockford Rivets Stadium is a 7K Run, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, and a free, open to the public Silent Auction conducted by Nik’s Grammy. All proceeds benefit Nik’s Wish.

It is a family-friendly event, kids welcomed. All the stadium facilities, including public restrooms, will be available, along with a terrific food with the 15th & Chris food truck. Over 100 items are up for bid at Grammy’s Silent Auction, which runs from 8:00 - 10:45 AM. Take a Sneak-Peak at the auction items on Friday, Oct 11th, from 5-7 PM at the Stadium during Packet Pickup. Music performances by Rockford's own Harlan Jefferson and the Rockford Pipe Band.

Before leaving our event on Saturday, be sure to Test Drive a brand-new Lincoln courtesy of Manley’s Belvidere Ford Lincoln. For each Test Drive, the Lincoln Motor Company will donate $20 to Nik's Wish. Here’s a video of last year’s race: https://vimeo.com/345599813 .

The Run and Walk start at 9:00 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 http://www.nikolasritschelfoundation.org/events/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/240136303606393/

Nik’s Wish, The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation is a small, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity based in Rockford, Illinois. The theme of this year’s event is BRING JOY, which is the mission of Nik’s Wish: To bring precious moments of joy to young adults (18-24), and their loved ones, fighting cancer. We do this by granting wishes to these young adults who are too old for Make-A-Wish type programs. Throughout the 7K course will be large posters of many young adult cancer warriors, each celebrating their own Nik Wish. Since its founding in 2012, Nik’s Wish has granted nearly 150 wishes nationwide. It truly is a treasure of hope and joy, and a goodwill ambassador for the city of Rockford. To learn more, visit www.nikswish.org.

Subarea:Loves Park

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.

8th Annual Nik's Home Run: 7K Run, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, & Silent Auction
  • October 12, 2019
  • Rockford Rivets Stadium
  • Fun Fun Walk $25 | Run $35 until Oct 1st, then $40 | Virtual Run $25