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RAMP River Run – 3K, 5K, 1/2 Marathon Run & Kid's Zone

When: August 21, 2021
Where: Rockford, IL
Race type(s): 13.1M, 5K, 3K

Competition and Fun that makes a difference!

What better way to end your summer than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford.

RAMP will be hosting the 8th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon! All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP. This run is USATF certified (IL 17063NM) and is a 2021 RRR Circuit Race. See more information about the RRR Circuit at Register by August 1st to be guaranteed an event t-shirt.

Thank you for supporting RAMP, a local non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy that assist individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

RAMP's mission is to build an inclusive community that encourages individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. RAMP takes a creative approach to find resources and opportunities available to team up with individuals with disabilities to access the community where we live, work and play. We have this knowledge because the majority of our staff and board of directors have disabilities. RAMP staff meets individuals with disabilities where they are at and together as a team we take them where they want to go. We advocate for the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for people with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access. For more information about RAMP, call 815-968-7467 or visit


The event will be adjusted based on what phase we are in but it will take place in person or virtually. Please see the website for updates,

Race Map/Route

View 5K Race Route

View Half Marathon Race Route

Please note: The course is open from 6:30am-10:45am after which time course support will NOT be available.

Refund Policy

Because this is a fundraising event, refunds will not be offered for any reason, including cancellation due to hazardous or inclement weather or mandatory social distancing.


When is packet pickup?

Packet pick up is ONLY for 5K and Half Marathon participants on Friday, August 20th from 4-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet: 1653 N Alpine Road, Rockford, or Saturday morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the event. 3K Walkers and wheelers may check in only the morning of the event.

When/Where do I turn in my donations for RAMP?

You may turn in your donations at packet pickup the morning of the event. For more info, contact RAMP at 815-968-7467.

What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?

There are no medical comps, rollovers, refunds, or transfers of any kind.

Can I register on race day?

Yes! Race day registration and packet pickup is from 6:30-7:00 a.m at the City Market Pavilion. Race day registration costs $30 for the 5K and $70 for the 1/2 Marathon Run. To speed up the process you may print off and fill out the brochure.

Am I guaranteed a race shirt?

No. Race shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by August 10th. After that, shirts will be first come first serve based on availability, so register early! NEW ultra soft, 100% Polyester Jerzees Sport T-shirts this year!

But if you raise $50 for RAMP, you will earn a RAMP event t-shirt!

What are the age brackets for the Half Marathon and 5K?

They are broken into male and female brackets into the following age groups:

8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 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+


Please park at Trinity Lutheran Church, up and down Market and Water Streets, the lot across the street from RAMP and the lot behind RAMP’s parking lot where Register Star employees park.

Street Closings

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience of the following streets being closed on Saturday, August 21st from 7-11am: Lower Jefferson, Lafayette, Prairie, Madison, Hill & Olive Streets

Can I bring my stroller/dog?

Baby joggers/strollers are not permitted on the Half Marathon course. However baby joggers and strollers are permitted on the 3K Walk/Wheel course and the 5K Run course. If you plan to run/walk with a stroller, please position yourself near the back of the starting line. The only animals allowed on the courses are service dogs, please leave your dog at home. Thank you!