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2.05-mile downtown Rockford run benefits RPS physical education


​Rockford Public Schools will host an evening run June 7 in downtown Rockford to benefit RPS physical education programs, teacher training and equipment. 

“We want to provide an additional opportunity that both engages our community in a healthy activity and provides our teachers the equipment and training they need to improve our students’ fitness and health,” said Tyler Fagan, Dean of Physical Education, Health, Driver Education and Wellness. 

The race is 2.05 miles long – participants don’t have to be fast to win. Awards will be given in age- group divisions, plus categories like Most Originally Dressed, Most School Spirit and Worst Running Form.

The event is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The course starts at the Rockford City Market site and brings runners and walkers to downtown Rockford. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. The registration fee is $40 for the first 200 participants and $50 for additional participants. The fee includes an event T-shirt and a ticket for food and drink at Rockford Brewing Co. inside the Prairie Street Brewhouse. 

Register at ​Registration fee for RPS employees is $30; contact Emily Tropp at for discount details.

Packet pick-up is from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 6 at the Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St., or from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Rockford City Market site at the corner of State and Market streets.