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Autumn on Parade

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Are you ready to run? New course for 5K The 9th annual Autumn on Parade 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is set for Sunday, Oct. 5. “We are excited to announce that this year’s 5K race will be chip timed by RealTiming, Inc. We will also be changing the 5K course back to the original USATF certified course which started the event 9 years ago,” said race chairman Sacha Pruett. One-mile runners will begin the day at 8 am followed by the 5K participants at 8:30 am. The 1 Mile Fun Run will go around the perimeter of the high school starting at Jefferson and Hawk Drive to 10th Street to Adams and back to Hawk Drive to the finish where all participants will receive a participation ribbon. Registration for 1 Mile Fun Run is $10 and all preregistered applicants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt. As for the 5K, all the same amenities that race goes have come to love will be available again for the

Autumn on Parade 5K-music, premium t-shirts, good food, shower facilities, plenty of parking, awards and post race massages provided by Alpine Chiropractic and Natural Medicine, PC. See the AOP website for a print out of the 5K course or find it on our Facebook page “Autumn on Parade 5K”. Strollers will be allowed on the race course but must start after all runners. No pets, bicycles or scooters allowed on the course. The Corporate Team Challenge is now entering its third year allowing participants to enter as a team of at least four of more. The top four times for each team are added together and the fastest team wins. Participants may use one of three registration options to sign up for the event: online, mail in form, or race day. Pre-registration by mail will be offered for forms received by September 26th for a fee of $20 for 5K individual participants

and $18/registrant for 5K Corporate Challenge. Mail-in forms and a link to the online registration (GetEvent.com.) are available on the website. There will be a minimal registration charge for utilizing the online services. Teams may also set up their team name and password online for all members to register online. Race day registration will be offered from 6:30 am to 7:45 am for a fee of $25 for 5K individual and $25/registrant for 5K Corporate Challenge. No late registrations will be taken after 7:45 am. Premium long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed only to the first 300 pre-registered participants. It will then be on a first come, first serve basis. For pre-registered participants, packet pickup will be available on two separate days. Early packet pickup is available on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in

the lobby of the Blackhawk Center. Race day packet pickup will be from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Oregon High School and the Blackhawk Center are located just off of Ill. 64 and 10th Street. Awards will be presented within one hour after the race to top overall male/female finishers, top Corporate Challenge winner, and the first three male/female finishers in each of the following age categories: 9 & under; 10-14; 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; and 80 & over. Results will be posted by RealTiming, Inc. after the race. Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! Find us on Facebook “Autumn on Parade 5K”. If you have questions about the race or are interested in becoming an event sponsor you may email AOP5krun@ John Tuttle was one of the runners who took part in the 5K run during the 2013 Autumn on Parade festival. gmail.com.

We need your help to bring awareness about Annie’s Locker. On race day we will have a table set up for Annie’s

Locker where you can pick up information, donate new/ gently used running gear, or provide financial donations to go towards a good cause.

A list of clothing items accepted can be found on their website (includes running tanks/shoes/shorts, etc.)

Annie’s Locker Mission: The table will be set up on race day with information on Inspiring and equipping Annie’s Locker and a spot people to lead healthier to drop off running clothes lifestyles. donations. Annie’s Locker Vision Improved physical fitness can have a positive impact on all ares of people’s lives. We hope to help people find their “wings”.

Annie’s Locker: is your opportunity to give back

Kids take off at the start of the 2013 Autumn on Parade Fun Run. This year’s event is Sunday, Oct. 5.

The Heart of Annie’s Locker-Running for Two (R42) In 2007, a fellow runner and friend battling cancer asked for one thing: “Please run for me until I can run again.” That request from their namesake, Annie, was the seed that later grew to be

“Annie’s Locker”. Running for Two is about keeping a metaphorical candle burning for someone in need while running or exercising. Annie’s Locker is a nonprofit organization that supports people in need of proper fitness gear and provides race scholarships in Rockford, IL that operates under the charter of Rockford Road Runners, a RRCA member club, a 501© nonprofit organization. Find out more information and additional ways to help (gear match, volunteer, financial, race sponsor, etc) on Annie’s Locker by visiting their website annieslocker. org.

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