Nik's Home Run, 7K Run, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk, & Silent Auction

Races in : 
Loves Park, IL
Race date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Event type and distance: 
7K Run, 1.5 Mile Fun Walk
Race timed, managed or directed by: 

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation
Kelli Ritschel Boehle, Founder, Executive Director
1915 Stratford Lane,
Rockford, IL 61107

Day of week: 
Race Start time and date for each distance: 
9:00 AM, October 13
Entry form: 
Race entry form: 
Register for this race: 
Link to the results from previous years: 
Name of park, lake or trail : 

Rockford Rivets Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61115

Event Venue: 
Rockford Rivets Stadium
Your race information: 

This is the 7th annual Nik's Home Run Run/Fun-Walk; and, the 2nd year we're honored to be on the RRR Circuit as a Certified USATF Race with chip-to-chip timing. From the Rivets Stadium parking lot, the course heads through the tunnel underpass, to and over the Sportscore Two path, back through the tunnel, and into the Stadium for your sprint down third base line to home plate. Split times will be announced at each mile marker. (Walkers are not timed.) Water and first aid stations will be available.

Sponsor or race organizer : 

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation

Starting line address: 
4503 Interstate Blvd
Loves Park
Zip code: 
Google maps:,-88.9572373,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8808ba1145a5412b:0x57ead8b446541703!8m2!3d42.3243236!4d-88.9550433

Registration dates: 
Before October 13, 2018
Race entry fee: 
$35 Prior to 10/01/2018; $40 on or after 10/01/2018
Day of race registration: 
Mail entries to: 
Nikolas Ritschel Foundation, P.O. Box 8076, Rockford, IL 61126
Event manager website: 
Packet pick-up: 
At Rockford Rivets Stadium: Fri Oct 12, 5-7 PM; Sat Oct 13, 8-8:30 AM
Swag, t-shirt sizes: 
Adult: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL Youth: M
Race Day Parking: 
FREE, In Rockford Rivets Stadium Parking Lot
Race director: 
Kelli Ritschel Boehle
How many years has this race been held: 
This is the 7th Annual Nik's Home Run
Proceeds will go to: 

Nikolas Ritschel Foundation, 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to bring precious moments of joy to young adults (18-24), and their loved ones, fighting cancer. It's like Make-A-Wish for those too old for Make-A-Wish type programs.

How many runners, Capacity : 
Several Hundreds
Prize Money, trophies, age groups: 
$100 cash prize to overall male and female 7K runners. Awards for top 7K male and female runners in each age group. 15 age groups ranging from 5 to 75+
Race distance: