Welcome to Race Day!
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Pre-Registration Pick-up

Rock River Valley Blood Center
419 N. 6th Street
Rockford, IL
Thursday, April 12th: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, April 13th: 6:30am – 9:30am

Race Day Schedule

Registration at
NIU-Rockford, 6:30 – 7:30 am (NO EXCEPTIONS)
5-K run begins, 8 am
Fitness walk begins, 8:10 am
Awards to follow race results.

The 5-K Course

Start at NIU-Rockford through the rolling hills of
the neighborhood, north on University Ave. to
Rote Rd., returning on University Ave. to the NIU

How you can help

Your entry fee and especially your pledges will fund awareness about the lifesaving need for organ, tissue, eye, blood and marrow cell donations and raise funds to sustain those efforts in the community. Every dollar pledged brings us closer to our goal of helping every patent find their lifesaving match

Pledges are the key to fundraising for the Red Shoe Run For Donor Awareness. Please make your donation first and ask family and friends to support your efforts in the run or walk through monetary donations. Their generosity will help those who need marrow and stem cell transplants. Please run or walk for all of them.

Pledge Awards

All pledge money must be turned in prior to the race. Grand prizes will be awarded to the top individual fund raiser. Special prizes will be given to individuals for pledges totalling $100, $200, $300 & $500.

Race Awards

1st Place Overall* 1 1
8 and Under 3 3
9-10 3 3
11-12 3 3
13-14 3 3
15-19 3 3
20-24 3 3
25-29 3 3
30-34 4 4
35-39 4 4
40-44 4 4
45-49 4 4
50-54 3 3
55-59 3 3
60-64 3 3
65-69 3 3
70-74 3 3
75 and up 3 3

* Sponsored by the family of Carrie Jane Smith, race awards will be given to first-place overall female and male of the 5-K Run.

No awards will be given for the fitness walk.

The Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness is a Rockford Roadrunners circuit race.


Register Online with Discount Code: RRR2018

Other Event Details

  • No roller blades, skateboards, bicycles or pets are allowed on the racecourse.
  • Electronic CHIP timing provided by RealTiming Inc.
  • Splits called at 1 and 2 miles.
  • Water stations provided.
  • Refreshments available.
  • Baby joggers and strollers will start behind all other runners.
  • Race results will be posted by realtiminginc.com and rockfordroadrunners.org.
  • If the race is canceled due to weather, thank you for your contribution to the Red Shoe Run for Donor Awareness.

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