Half Marathon Run*

Start Time: 7:30AM
$60 / $65 after August 28th

5K Run* – Kid-Friendly

Start Time: 7:45AM
$25 / $30 after August 28th

*Certified Course USATF Certificate IL 17063

3K Walk / Wheel-A-Thon

Start Time: 8:45AM
$25 / $30 after August 28th

Kids Fun Run

Start Time: 8:30AM
No Fee – Enjoy!

About the Race

What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford.

RAMP and OrthoIllinois are partnering to offer the 6th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon Run, and a Kids Fun Run! The four events take place in the morning on Saturday, September 1st. All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP.

We plan to put on an awesome event for our runners, walkers, and wheelers while working to raise funds to support RAMP, a local non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy that assist individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible. You may choose the fundraising option instead of or in addition to paying the participation fee. We do require that you fundraise the fee prior to the event.

Thank you for helping us make our event better!

We made these improvements to our event based on your feedback…
Added a route map to the website
• More water stations with larger cups and volunteers handing out the water
Volunteers will share their mile marker along the route
• Posted finish times
• Sports drink for the half-marathon turnaround
• More timely award presentations

Half Marathon Run

Participants begin at the corner of Market & Water Streets and head north along the bike path. Runners will cross the river at Riverside Blvd, and then continue on the west side of the river out to Sportscore where the turnaround will be.

5K Run – Kid-friendly

Join us for a beautiful run along the Rock River. This race will turn around at the halfway point, and head back along the same path.

3K Walk / Wheel-A-Thon

The annual RAMP 3K Walk/Wheel-A-Thon is a great opportunity to get out and participate in a family-friendly event. Register and pay the event fee or fundraise to be guaranteed a t-shirt the day of the event.

Kids Fun Run

Calling all little tykes, aspiring runners, and crazy, energy-filled, bundles of joy for a quarter mile near the City Market Pavilion. Last year’s group of ambitious youngsters almost knocked over our camerawoman 🙂 She was fine, and so were the kids.


If you would like to come out and help with the race please register for free here. This way we will have all of your contact information to better help coordinate and connect with our volunteers.