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Lifescape 4th of July Classic Virtual Run/Walk

When: July 4, 2021
Where: Rockford, IL
Race type(s): 8K,2M,1M

Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run/Walk (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic).

This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.

Early bird race registration fees are available through April!

Lifescape 4th of July Classic is a race for the ages! This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with their family. This race is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation and support a local nonprofit.

Racers have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals, stylish one of a kind race T-shirts, and…. ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES! After the race, all participants are invited to make the short walk to the Downtown Rockford City Pavilion (Where City Market is held). This is where we will have out Post Race Pancake Breakfast and Celebration! We will have all you can eat pancakes, plus plenty of other fresh breakfast foods and refreshments, live local music, and an award ceremony.

All proceeds benefit Lifescape's programs and services. For decades Lifescape has committed itself to serving our area's older adults, families, and caregivers. We serves thousands of older adults each year through its Meals on Wheels program, Adult Protective Services, Adult Day Program, Health & Wellness Services, Retried and Senior Volunteer Program, Comprehensive Care Coordination, and Advocacy & Assistance programs. You can read more about Lifescape at

With some uncertainty ahead of us regarding the COVID pandemic, we want to let you know that this could turn into a virtual race. Right now, we plan on holding an in person event. If we were to make the switch, we would let everyone know asap, and anyone who was already registered would have the option of unregistering and getting their registration refunded.

All race proceeds go toward supporting Lifescape’s services and programs.

For more information on Lifescape, please check out our website at:


8k Run, 2 Mile Run , and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk


You can pick up your race material at Fleet Feet Rockford during their normal business hours. Fleet Feet is located in the Edgebrook Shopping Center at 1653 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Fleet Feet staff will be handing out your race shirts, race bibs, and race medals!