_ The 2020 Lifescape 4th of July Classic:
Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic on July 4th, 2020 (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic).
This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.
Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run and Walk is a race for the ages! Join us in celebrating our great nation through this wonderful event. This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner looking to win prize money, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with your family. You have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals, and an all you can eat pancake breakfast.
Race t-shirts and sizes are only guaranteed through June 15th. There will be additional t-shirts ordered but sizes cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff date. Our stylish one of a kind race T-shirt made by Rockford Art Deli.
This year we are adding a post-race breakfast and celebration at the Rockford City Market Pavilion. The breakfast is included in the run/walk registrations. Non-runners/walkers and race spectators are welcome to join the post-race fun, but if they would like breakfast it will be $5 at the event. The after party will include live music from the local band Long-shot, awards, refreshments, and breakfast! The post-race breakfast and celebration starts immediately following the 8k Run. Hot Cakes on the Go will be providing all you can eat pancakes. We will also have breakfast sausage and refreshments. A BIG THANK YOU to Eckburg Insurance Group for sponsoring our post-race breakfast!
All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs.
For more information on Lifescape, please check out our website at: www.lifescapeservices.org.
8k Run - 7:00 a.m. start time
2 Mile Run - 7:10am start time
1 Mile Family Fun Walk
Age group awards:
Overall, Top Masters, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers in 8k and 2 Mile Run in each age division.
Age division breakdown: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Prize Money will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female 8k and 2 mile finishers
Prize money will be awarded to the top Masters Male and Female finishers (40 years and older)
Race t-shirts and sizes are only guaranteed through June 15th. There will be additional t-shirts ordered but sizes cannot be guaranteed after the cutoff date.
Packet pick-up and late registration is on July 3rd: 10am to 7pm
Fleet Feet Rockford
1653 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, Il 61107
Day of packet pick up and registration from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at the race site.
There will be no registration on race day. Please register prior to the 4th.
-) 2020 race registration is open • Registration Information