North Madison Street (Right Next to Trolley Station and Whitman Street Bridge ), Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, United States

Start Date

07/04/2023

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, 8K, 4.97 Miles, 2 Miles, 1 Mile

Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run/Walk (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic).

Register by the end of April 2023 for your early bird discount!

This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.

Lifescape 4th of July Classic is a race for the ages! This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with their family. This race is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation and support a local nonprofit. 

Racers 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, stylish one of a kind race T-shirts, and....  PANCAKES! After the race, all participants are invited to make the short walk to the Downtown Rockford City Pavilion (Where City Market is held). This race includes a Post Race Pancake Breakfast! We will have pancakes, plus plenty of other fresh breakfast foods and refreshments.

Covid-19 protocols and guidance will be communicated as we get closer to race day.

Check out this promo video. It was made during our 2019 race, when we had almost 900 participants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AScCeDzzo_I

All proceeds benefit Lifescape's programs and services. For decades Lifescape has committed itself to serving our area's older adults, families, and caregivers. We serves thousands of older adults each year through its Meals on Wheels program, Adult Protective Services, Adult Day Program, Health & Wellness Services, Retried and Senior Volunteer Program, Comprehensive Care Coordination, and Advocacy & Assistance programs. You can read more about Lifescape at www.lifescapeservices.org.

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.

RACE PRIZES:

Prizes will go to the overall elapsed fastest times.

Overall 8k - Male

1. $100

2. $75 Fleet Feet Gift Card

3. $50 Fleet Feet Gift Card

Overall 8k - Female

1. $100

2. $75 Fleet Feet Gift Card

3. $50 Fleet Feet Gift Card

Overall - 2-Mile - Male

1. $100

2. $75 Fleet Feet Gift Card

3. $50 Fleet Feet Gift Card

Overall - 2-Mile - Female

1. $100

2. $75 Fleet Feet Gift Card

3. $50 Fleet Feet Gift Card

Masters - Male and Female

1. $50 Fleet Feet Gift Card

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

PACKET PICKUP

Packet Pick Up location, date, and time will be established and communicated with you once we are closer to race day.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.80
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2023 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.10


  2. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.90
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2023 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.20


  3. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.80
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2023 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.10


  4. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.90
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2023 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.20


  5. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.90
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2023 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.20


  6. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2023 00:59
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $1.60


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