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9th Annual (In-person) Nik’s Home Run - 7K Run/1.5 Mile Fun Walk

  • Presented By
    The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation (a.k.a Nik's Wish)
  • Location
    Rivets Stadium
    4503 Interstate Blvd.
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone
    (815) 262-8825
  • Date
    October 10, 2020
  • Time
    9:00 AM start of first wave of 7K runners; 9:45 AM start of first wave of 1.5 Mile walkers
  • Price
    Fun Walk is $25; Run is $35 until October 1st, then $40 after.
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On Saturday, October 10th, 2020, we're holding our 9th Annual (In-person) Nik's Home Run event at Rockford Rivets Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, ILAs usual, this event is a 7K Run/1.5 Mile Fun Walk. What’s unusual in this unusual year is that the run/walk will be done in waves. The first wave of 7K runners starts at 9:00 AM, followed by 3 more run-waves at 10-minute intervals. The first wave of 1.5 Mile walkers starts at 9:45 AM, followed by 3 more walk-waves at 10-minute intervals. Social distancing and pre-run/walk masks will be required. After registering, you will be assigned a wait start time.

Register online, before 5:00 PM, Friday October 9th from our website at www.NiksWish.org, from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/4392794130790840/, or by going directly to http://www.classy.org/event/2020-niks-home-run/e267731.  If necessary, you can register on race day. The Fun Walk is $25. The Run is $35 until October 1st, then $40 after. You’ll get lots of COOL SWAG!

This is the 4th year Nik’s Home Run is on the Rockford Road Runners Circuit as a Certified USATF Race with chip-to-chip timing. A bottled-water station will be on the course and a first aid station will be available. The Stadium’s public restrooms will also be available.

On race day, arrive 30 minutes before your assigned wave start time for a required Check-in Health Screening. Once checked in, you will be assigned a wait zone in which to stay until called forward for your run/walk. While waiting, you are required to wear a face mask. You do not need to wear a mask while running, nor while walking unless you forego social distancing while walking. When you’ve completed your run/walk, grab your finisher’s medal, another bottled-water, a bag of chips, and promptly leave!

Results will be posted on race day on the Rockford Road Runners website and www.NiksWish.org. Awards will be announced via Facebook live (NO in-person awards). Finishing medals only, no age group awards.

Grammy’s ONLINE Auction at http://www.biddingowl.com/nikswish: Don’t you dare miss the REAL COMPETITION! The Auction starts at 4:00 PM, Friday, October 9th & ends at Noon on Sunday, October 11th. With hundreds of items to bid on, you’re sure to find a treasure or two!

ATTENTION: If you cannot join us in person, but would still like to participate, check out our Nik’s Home Run – Virtual 5K at www.NiksWish.org. If the pandemic mandates a cancellation of our In-person 7K Run/1.5 Mile Fun Walk, we will pivot to having everyone do the Virtual 5K Run/Walk. No refunds will be given!

All proceeds benefit the Nikolas Ritschel Foundation (a.k.a. Nik’s Wish), which is a Rockford based, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charity, whose mission 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 cancer warriors who are too old for Make-A-Wish type programs. Since its founding in 2012, Nik’s Wish has granted over 180 wishes in 32 states. To learn more, visit our or our website at www.NiksWish.org or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NikolasRitschelFoundation/.

9th Annual (In-person) Nik’s Home Run - 7K Run/1.5 Mile Fun Walk
  • October 10, 2020
  • Rivets Stadium
  • Fun Walk is $25; Run is $35 until October 1st, then $40 after.