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Rockford MELD will host the 15th Annual MELD July 4th Classic Run and Fun Walk, Wednesday, July 4. New this year is the Flat and Fast 8K Run. The Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8K Run starts at 7 a.m., the 1 Mile Run starts at 7:05 a.m. and the 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:15 a.m. Both runs and the walk will begin and end on Madison Street under the Jefferson Street bridge. The 8K Run is a Rockford Road Runner Circuit Race.
Entry fee for the 8K or 1 Mile Run is $20 per person. Fee for Rockford Road Runners, Wildcats and students 18 and younger is $18. The 1 Mile Fun Walk entry fee is $10. After July 2, the 8K and 1 Mile Run fee is $25.00 and Fun Walk fee is $15.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female 8K winners:
First prize$225, Second prize$150 and Third prize$75. Masters prize of $100 to be awarded to the Top Masters (40 years of age and older) Male & Female 8K finishers. Medal awards will be given to all first-, second-, and third-place winners in the 8K and 1Mile races in each age division.
T-shirts for the first 400 entrants, goodie bags for all kids in the Fun Walk, and lots of sandwiches, food and water! Door prizes drawn from entries received by the July 2 deadline. Registration forms available at the YMCA, Runners Image, Peak Fitness, the MELD office, 716 N. Church St., and at www.rockfordmeld.org. Packet pick-up and late registration is Tues., July 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Runners Image, 219 E. State St., Rockford.
Proceeds from the event will benefit MELD programs and services for families and youth.
For info.: www.rockfordmeld.org or call 815-965-8336.
from the June 27-July 4, issue