The 33rd Annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile, a memorial to Dick Berry, is the "Fastest Mile in the Midwest." Note: Online Registration ends on Friday, August 4, at 9am. In-person registration is open at Runners Image, 219 East State St., from 11am-7pm on Friday and from 10am,-3:30pm on Saturday.
The race starts on East State Street (between Regan and Summit Streets) close to the entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital/SwedishAmerican Camelot Tower. The point-to-point course is downhill and fast, with the finish on the State Street bridge. Splits at each 1/4.
5pm Masters Heat - ( Men and Women, 40 years and older. ) 5:20pm Ben Newson Jr. Girls Heat - ( Girls K-12 in fall of 2015.) 5:40pm Ben Newson Jr. Boys Heat - ( Boys K-12 in fall of 2015.) 6pm Open Heat - ( Men & Women 17-39 years old. ) 6:20pm Kids Free Fun Run on State Street Bridge - Must Pre-Register7:00 PM Awards Ceremony
Prize money will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in Open Heat: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Masters Heat $100 for 1st place overall male and female
Age Group Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, male and female, in each age group of the Ben Newson Jr heats (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19) and Open heat (17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39) Masters Heat (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+). Ribbons given to all finishers of the Kids Fun Run.
New 2017 School Challenge Includes - High School - Middle School - Elementary - Sponsored by A & B Machine Shop / Rockford Carbide Die & Tool Awards for Schools with most participants: High School-$1,000, Middle School-$750, Elementary School-$500
The schools at each level that have the most registered and participating students, staff and faculty will receive a cash awards for their athletic departments. Each registrant will designate their school and grade level or faculty/staff position. We encourage school spirit by wearing you school apparel on race day! (Participants must cross the finish line to count toward the School Challenges.)
Register by July 24th to guarantee receiving shirt. (Sorry, no t-shirts for the Kids Fun Run.)
Packet pick up times and locations: Friday, August 4 from 11am - 7pm at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 am - 3:30 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday, August 5 from 4pm at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 East State Street.
RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 3:30pm on Saturday, August 6. Race Day Registration Race day registration will be available from 10am to3:30pm at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. PACKET PICKUP CLOSES AT 4pm on race day. Remaining packets are available at the start line.
The race benefits the Rockford Sports Coalition and Rockford Wildcats youth running team. Please consider an additional donation when signing up.