Rockford Road Runners as well as all of the running community wishes to thank all of the businesses listed here for their support of the sport of running. We ask that runners take time to thank and show appreciation to staff and management of these businesses for their support.
Running businesses are engaged with the running community, they:may host group runs ir offer discounts to local running club members; are willing to serve as a pre or post run meeting spot; share their parking lots during non-business hours; allow runners to use their bathroom facilities as needed; serve as safe places that runners can stop at if they need to use the phone or get out of unsafe weather, or fill a water bottle to prevent dehydration; and support area events through race sponsorship's including in-kind donations, publicity, volunteers,etc
Participating businesses is one way to help prove that our community is deserving of the Runner Friendly Community designation granted the Road Runners Club of America. RRR is working to help Rockford reach that designation.