Rockford MELD announces its 13th Annual MELD Classic July 4th Run and Family Fun Walk on Monday, July 4. The event will begin with a 10K Run starting at 7 a.m., a 2 Mile Run starting at 7:05 a.m., and a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk starting at 8:30 a.m. Both runs and the walk will begin and end on Madison Street, under the Jefferson Street bridge. The 10K Run is a Rockford Road Runner Circuit Race.
10K and 2 Mile Run entry fee is $16 per person, or $40 for a family. Rockford Road Runners fee is $15, student fee (18 years and younger) is $12. Fun Walk entry fee is $8. After July 1, the 10K and 2 Mile Run fee is $20, and Fun Walk fee is $10.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female 10K winners: first prize $225, second prize $150 and third prize $75. Masters Prize of $100 will be awarded to the Top Masters Male & Female 10K finishers (40 years of age and older). Medal awards will be given to first, second and third place winners in the 10K and 2 Mile races in each age division.
Custom-designed Fourth of July T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 400 entrants. Goodie bags for all kids in the Fun Walk and lots of food and water for all! Door prizes will be drawn from entries received by the July 1 deadline. Registration forms are available at the MELD office (716 N. Church St.), YMCA, Runners Image and at www.rockfordmeld.com. Packet pickup and late registration (after July 1) will be Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Runners Image, 219 E. State St.
Proceeds from the event will benefit MELD programs and services for young families and youth in the community.
From the June 29-July 5, 2005, issue