SwedishAmerican State Street Mile

Race timed, managed or directed by: 

Rockford Road Runners, Inc.

State Street Mile

Event type and distance: 
1 mile road race
Race Date : 
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Race Start time for each distance: 
1 mile Masters 5:00 pm, 1 mile Girls k-12 5:20 pm, 1 mile Boys k-12, 5:40 pm, 1 mile Open 6:00 pm
Zip code: 
City, state and zip: 

Rockford, IL

Sponsor or race organizer : 

SwedishAmerican Hospital

A & B Machine Shop

Meyer & Horning Attorneys

Month, day and year of race: 
August, 5, 2017
Event manager website: 
Running club race calendar: 


Race director: 
Rick Durso
Proceeds will go to: 

Rockford Wildcats youth running club and Rockford Sports Coalition

Race menu: 

33rd Annual SwedishAmerian State Street Mile
"Fastest Mile in the Midwest" A Memorial to Dick Berry

The race starts on East State Street (between Regan and Summit Streets) close to the entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital. The point to point course is downhill and fast, with the finish on the State Street bridge. Splits at each 1/4.
Schedule of Events
5:00 PM Masters Heat - ( Men and Women, 40 years and older. ) 5:20 PM Ben Newson Jr. Girls Heat - ( Girls K-12 in fall of 2015.) 5:40 PM Ben Newson Jr. Boys Heat - ( Boys K-12 in fall of 2015.) 6:00 PM Open Heat - ( Men & Women 17-39 years old. ) 6:20 PM Kids Free Fun Run on State Street Bridge - Must Pre-Register

7:00 PM Awards Ceremony

Awards - Prize Money - Age Groups
Prize money will be awarded to top three male and female finishers in Open heat: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Masters Heat $100 for 1st place overall male & female

Age Group Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, male and female, in each age group of the Ben Newson Jr heats (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19) and Open heat (17-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39) Masters Heat (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+). Ribbons given to all finishers of the Kids Fun Run.

School Challenge - High School-$1000, Middle School-$750, Elementary School-$500
The school at each level that has the most registered and participating students, staff and faculty will receive a cash prize for their athletic department. Each registrant will designate their school and grade level or faculty/staff position. We encourage school spirit by wearing you school apparel on race day! (Participants must cross the finish line to count toward the High School Challenge.)

Register by July 24th to guarantee receiving shirt. (Sorry, no t-shirts for the Kids Fun Run.)

Packet Pickup: Packet pick up times and locations: Friday, August 4 from 11am - 7 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday, August 5 from Noon - 3:30PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St.; Saturday from 4:00pm at SwedishAmerican Hospital, 1401 East State Street. RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 4 PM on Saturday, August 5. Race Day Registration Race day registration will be available from 10:00am to 4 PM at Runner's Image, 219 E. State St. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 3:30 PM on race day. No Exceptions. Note no discounts for day of registrations sign up by July 24th to guarantee a shirt!

Race Benefits: Rockford Sports Coalition and Rockford Wildcats youth running team. Please consider an additional donation when signing up.

Race is hosted by the Rockford Road Runners for past history of race and results visit - State Street Mile

Note no Refunds.

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