Rockford MELD hosts 10th annual Classic Run, Family Fun Walk
Rockford MELD will host its 10th annual MELD July 4th Classic Run and Family Fun Walk. The activities will begin with a 10k Run starting at 7 a.m., a 2-Mile Run starting at 7:05 a.m. and a 1/2 Mile Family Fun Walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The 10k Run is a Rockford Road Runners Circuit Race. Both runs and the walk will begin and end on Madison Street, under the Jefferson Street Bridge.
Entry fee is $15 per person or $35 for a family. Rockford Road Runners fee is $14 and student fee (18 and under) is $10. After June 30, entry fee is $18. Entry fee for the walk only is $7 a person. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female 10k winners. Medal awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the 10k and 2-Mile races in each age division.
Custom-designed 4th of July T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 400 entrants, and free gifts go to all kids in the Fun Walk. Door prizes will be picked from entries received by the June 30 deadline. Goodie bags, food, beverages and water for all will be available. Registration forms are available at the MELD office at 428 N. First St., YMCA, Runners Image and www.rockfordmeld.com. Bring your family and friends to start your 4th of July with a Fun Walk and Run.
The event is sponsored by Rockford College with co-sponsors: ASC, Associated Bank, Rockford Health System, Clinkenbeard and Assoc., Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Entre Computers, Ellis Allstate, Williams and McCarthy, Runners Image, Jim Orlando Photography, 13 WREX-TV and Rockford Register Star, and is part of the YMCA Healthy Community Challenge. Proceeds from the event will benefit MELD programs and services for young families and youth in our community.
All runners and walkers are invited to walk in the July 4th parade, wearing the MELD Run T-shirt. Check in at 6:30 p.m. at Seventh Street and Third Avenue to walk with the MELD group. The parade starts at 7 p.m. Call the MELD office, 965-8336 for more information.