The Rockford Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K reaches a milestone of sorts when it celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. |
Featuring a full 26.2-mile marathon as well as a 13.1-mile half marathon and a 10K run, there's something for Midwest runners at every skill level. With much of its routes along the scenic Rock River, it's a sprinter-friendly flat and fast course.
Located a short hour's drive northwest of Chicago and just 40 minutes south of Madison, Wis., this popular Midwest event offers runners a truly unique experience. As a bonus, there's also more than $2,500 in cash prizes for the top sprinters in each category.
The event draws participants from 20 states. The course meanders through the city's Historic District featuring Queen Anne, Greek Rival, Italianate, Dutch Colonial and Tudor style homes. These are just a few of the architectural gems located within eight historic Rockford neighborhoods. The course also skirts the Rock River and through the city's park system. The marathon's start/finish line is the main bridge adjacent to the city's riverfront gem that is Davis Park.
In addition, all participants receive free parking, a finishers medal, a tech shirt and a treat of refreshments in the post-event green space of Davis Park.
Registration Fees: Save time and have your packed mailed for only $8. The packet mailing option expires on Monday, May 1.
10k $18.34 - First 50 registrations or February 1 $30- Jan. 12-Jan. 31 $35- Feb. 1- March 15 $40- March 16- May 2 $45- May 2- Race Weekend
Half Marathon $25- First 300 Registrants or February 1 $40- Jan. 12-Jan. 31 $45- Feb. 1- March 15 $50- March 16- May 2 $55- May 2- Race Weekend
Marathon $25- First 200 Registrants or February 1 $50- Jan. 12-Jan. 31 $60- Feb. 1- March 15 $70- March 16- May 2 $75- May 2- Race Weekend
Directions: Davis Park at Founders Landing - 320 S. Wyman St., Rockford, IL 61101 - On the banks of the Rock River at the intersection of IL 2 northbound and U.S. Business 20 eastbound in downtown Rockford. Exit I-90 at US Business 20 (E. State St.): west 6.5 miles, staying on Business 20 when it becomes one-way to IL 2 southbound (Church St.); turn left on Church for 4 blocks to eastbound US Business 20 (Chestnut St.); parking in ramps and nearby lots. Coming from the south on I-39, exit west on US 20 Bypass. Follow the Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.) and exit north. Follow IL 2 to the downtown area. Davis Park will be on the right of IL 2 when IL 2 becomes one-way and crosses eastbound US 20 Business (Chestnut St.). Park in lots and ramps on Wyman. From the west, follow Business 20 to the downtown. From the north, follow IL 251 to US Business 20 and turn west or follow IL 2 (Church St.) to the downtown as above.