The Lifescape 4th of July Classic (formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic, is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.
This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner looking to win prize money, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with your family. You have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals, an all you can eat pancake breakfast, and a stylish one of a kind race T-shirt made by Rockford Art Deli.
This year we are adding a post-race breakfast and celebration at the Rockford City Market Pavilion. The breakfast is included in the run/walk registrations. Non-runners/walkers and race spectators are welcome to join the post-race fun, but if they would like breakfast it will be $5 at the event. The after party will include live music from the local band Long-shot, awards, refreshments, and breakfast.
All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs. For more information on Lifescape, please check out our website at: www.lifescapeservices.org.