July 4, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Mike Broski

Location and Parking

Start/Finish Line is on N. Madison St. in front of Trolley Station. See you Saturday, July 4th!

Rockford, IL – on N. Madison St.,in front of Trolley Station, Rockford, IL. Parking on side streets – Madison, Market, LaFayette, Prairie, Hill, and Olive Streets. N. Madison St is closed at 6:00AM.

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About This Event

MELD JULY 4TH CLASSIC RUN AND WALK, Saturday, July 4,2016, Rockford, IL

  • 7:00am – Alan Hutchcroft Memorial 8K Run
  • 7:10am – 2 Mile Run
  • 8:00am – 1 Mile Fun Walk
  • *Flat and Fast Course

Cash Prizes

*Cash prizes will be given to top 3 overall male and female 8K finishers and 2 Mile finishers. For 8K – 1st-$225, 2nd-$150, 3rd-$75. For 2 Mile – 1st-$100, 2nd-$50, 3rd-$25. *Masters Prize-$100 to top Masters (40 years of age and older) Male and Female 8K and $50 to top 2 Mile finishers.

*Medals awards will be given 1,2 and 3 place finishers in 8K and 2 Mile races in each age division. (Ceremony for Medals and prize $$ will be handed out at approximate time 8:30-9:00am


*POLY T-Shirt guaranteed to first 600 entrants

*CHIP TIMING *Lots of water and food *Door prizes drawn from entrants registered thru Thursday, June 30. *Goodie bags, fun toys and ballons for all kids.


Thanks to all our sponsors: Prime sponsors – PCI, Greenlee and Entre Computuer Solutions; Major Sponsors –  OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Illinois Bank & Trust, SwedishAmerican Health System, Laborers Union 32, Bergstrom, Peak Sports Club, Meridian, Liebovich, Crusader Clinic, Mercy Rockford Health System, Rockford Bank & Trust, The Morrissey Family Businesses, Trotter Manufacturing, Inc, Specialty Screw, Papa John’s, ThermoFisher Scientific, Alpine Bank and Savant.  Supporting Sponsors – FNCU, Miller,Buettner & Parrot, WIPFLI, Rasmussen College, Culligan and Runner’s Image.

Late Registration and Packet Pickup

**LOCATION FOR PACKET PICK UP AND LATE REGISTRATION: NEW LOCATION – FRIDAY, JULY 1, 3:00PM -7:00PM AND SATURDAY, JULY 2, 9AM-12 NOON at the LOG LODGE AT THE YMCA, 200 Y Blvd., Rockford. IL 61107 If you are coming from out of town for the run and are unable to come to packet pickup on Friday, July 1 or Saturday, July 2,  you can pick up race packet on July 4th morning, starting at 6:00AM-6:45AM at the race location – N. Madison St.at the Trolley Station. Look for PACKET PICK-UP SIGN. Prices at Late Registration – NO Discounts for Adults, Students, Wildcats or Road Runners at Late Registration **Late Registration Entry Fees: $35.00 – 8K or 2 Mile Run $25.00 – Walk $15.00 – Walk for Wildcats and stuents 13 and under

Download a pdf of the 2016 MELD Classic below.
• MELD Classic Brochure
• MELD Classic Poster