Arny Johnson 10 mile & 5k
Hosted by the Rockford Road Runners
All Proceeds Benefitting
Annie’s Locker was started in 2008. Inspired by a fellow runner who died in 2007, the idea was born to do something to inspire people toward a healthier lifestyle. We hope to help people find their “wings.”
Annie’s Locker is a non-profit organization that supports people in need of proper fitness gear and provides race sponsorships in Rockford, Illinois that joined Rockford Road Runners in June of 2009 and operates as a standing committee under the charter of Rockford Road Runners, a RRCA member club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The 32nd Annual Arny Johnson 10-mile and 5K run will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Harlem High School in Rockford (Machesney Park.) The 10-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m., while the 5K run starts at 8:40 a.m.
Hosted by the Rockford Road Runners with all proceeds will going to Annie's Locker.
The 10 Mile runners will follow the scenic Willow Creek Path into Rock Cut State Park beginning at 8:30 a.m.. Runners begin in front of high school and take the path that runs south of school into the state park. They will circle the park clockwise on the paved road and return to the high school on the Willow Creek Path. The 4.2 miles around Pierce Lake in Rock Cut are gorgeous and hilly. Walkers will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The 5K runners/walkers begin in front of high school exactly 10 minutes after 10 Mile runners. They will follow Willow Creek Path south of school towards the park. The course is a fast, flat out-and-back on the Willow Creek Path.
Course certification #IL15001JW
Need a financial incentive?? We've got $250 for anyone who sets a new course record!
Course Records: 5K Male - Tyler Sigl 15:06 (2009) 5K Female – Nicole Braunsdorf Shortslef 17:42 (2015) 10 Mile Male – Ryan Meissen 0:51:24 (2009) 10 Mile Female – Nicole Braunsdorf 0:59:45 (2011)
*** Please note: Willow Creek Path is narrow. For runner safety, we cannot allow strollers or pets.
Bib and shirt pick-up and late registration: Friday, March 31st, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. Rockford or from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. in the high school gym on Race Day.