Participants, volunteers needed for Run Walk Wheel for RAMP

Staff Report

RAMP has reinvented its Wheel-A-Thon and joined forces with Rockford Orthopedic and RunRight Clinic to offer a Half Marathon, 5K Run and 3K Walk/Wheel, plus a Kids’ Fun Run Saturday, Aug. 30.

This is a fun family-friendly event. All proceeds will benefit RAMP. Registration will be held at Riverview Ice House, 324 N. Madison St., in downtown Rockford. All participants are encouraged to arrive early to prepare your bib, mingle with other racers, and visit the vendors on site.

The race schedule is as follows:

6:30-7 a.m. — Walk-up Registration

7:30 a.m. — Half Marathon Start

8 a.m. — 5k Start

9 a.m. — Kids’ Fun Run

9:15 a.m. — 3k Walk & Wheel

9:30 a.m. — 5k Awards

10:30 a.m. — Half Marathon Awards plus Walk and Wheel Awards

Register online at or print the registration form at Paper registration and payment is due and postmarked by Aug. 25, and online registration is due by Aug. 29. Day-of-race registration is available on-site, and a higher fee applies. All 5K and Half Marathon runners will receive a free race jersey and all Walk/Wheel participants will receive a free T-shirt when raising or paying a registration fee of $25.

Race fees are as follow:

Kids’ Fun Run — No fee

3K Walk/Wheel — $25 registration fee, $30 after Aug. 27

5K — $25 registration fee, $30 after Aug. 27

Half Marathon — $45 registration fee, $50 after Aug. 27

Cash prizes will be offered to the top overall and top Masters male and female 5K and half marathon runners, and awards will also be given for the top male and female age group finishers in both races. Prizes will also be awarded for Walk/Wheel participants fund-raising $50 or more.

Contact Amy Morris at (815) 968-7467 or for more details.

Posted Aug. 20, 2014

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