Rockford MELD to host run

Rockford MELD is pleased to announce its 12th annual MELD July 4th Classic Run and Family Fun Walk on Sunday, July 4. MELD will hold 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. 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.

Run entry fee is $16 per person or $40 for a family. Rockford Road Runners fee is $15, student fee (18 years old and younger) is $12, and Fun Walk entry fee is $8. After July 1, 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. 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 4th 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 (428 N. First St.), YMCA, Runner’s Image and at Packet pick-up and late registration will be Saturday, July 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Runners Image, 219 E. State St.

The event is sponsored by Rockford College and AMCORE Bank with co-sponsors: ASC, Rockford Health System, Clinkenbeard and Assoc., Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Entre Computers, Norstar, Chipotle, UPS, Runner’s Image, Jim Orlando Photography, 13 WREX-TV and Rockford Register Star. Proceeds from the event will benefit MELD programs and services for young parents and their children in our community.

Bring your family and friends to start your 4th of July with a Fun Walk and Run. Information: 965-8336.

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