new! vintage
base ball

new! casey's donut eating contest
auto show
5k run
chana school
stamp cancellation

duck dash
farmer's market
food court
fun zone
harvest time parade
historical society tours
olde english faire
public library
book sale

tractor classic










FOR 2015!

vintage base ball
donut eating contest

It's time for the 10th annual Autumn on Parade 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run set for Sunday, October 4th. Spread the word and come join us for another spectacular run and then stick around town for the other activities offered by the Autumn on Parade Festival and Parade.

One-mile runners will begin the day at 8 am followed by the 5K participants at approximately 8:30 am. The 1 Mile Fun Run will go around the perimeter of the high school starting at Jefferson and Hawk Drive to 10th Street to Adams and back to Hawk Drive to the finish where all participants will receive a participation ribbon. Registration for 1 Mile Fun Run is $10 and all pre-registered applicants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt (registered no later than September 24 to receive a shirt).

As for the 5K, all the same amenities that race goers have come to love will be available again for the Autumn on Parade 5K-music, premium t-shirts, good food, shower facilities, plenty of parking, awards, chip timing by RealTiming, Inc., and post race massages provided by Alpine Chiropractic and Natural Medicine, PC. See website for a print out of the 5K course or find it on our Facebook page “Autumn on Parade 5K”. Strollers will be allowed on the race course but must start after all runners. No pets, bicycles or scooters allowed on the course.

Grab some co-workers, friends, or family and sign up for the Corporate Team Challenge allowing participants to enter as a team (minimum of 4/ maximum of 15 per team). The top four race times for each team are added together and the fastest team wins.

Participants may use one of three registration options to sign up for the event:

  • online
  • mail-in form
  • or race day
Pre-registration by mail will be offered for forms received by September 24th for a fee of $20 for 5K individual participants and $18/registrant for 5K Corporate Challenge. Mail-in forms will be available at a later date . You may also pre-register online at by September 29th. There will be a minimal registration charge for utilizing the online services. Teams may also set up their team name and password online for all members to register online. Mail in forms after Sept. 24th thru Race day registration (6:45-7:45 am) will have a fee increase to $25 for 5K individual and $25/registrant for 5K Corporate Challenge. There will be an availability to register at the early packet pickup (Friday, Oct. 2nd) and race day. No late registrations will be taken after 7:45 am on race day. Premium long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed only to the first 300 pre-registered participants. It will then be on a first come, first serve basis. For pre-registered participants, packet pickup will be available on two separate days. Early packet pickup will be available tentatively on Friday, October 2nd from 2 pm to 6 pm (NO Saturday pickup). Location/time is yet to be determined. Race day packet pickup will be from 6:30 am to 7:45 am. Oregon High School and the Blackhawk Center are located just off of IL 64 and 10th Street.

Awards will be presented within one hour after the race to top overall male/female finishers, top Corporate Challenge winner, and the first three male/female finishers in each of the following age categories:
  • 9 & under
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 & over
Results will be posted by RealTiming, Inc. after race.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2015! Find us on Facebook “Autumn on Parade 5K”. Questions about the race or interested in becoming an event sponsor you may email .

Questions about the race or interested in becoming an event sponsor you may email ››

Register Online - go ››

Download the 2015 mail-in form go ››

Map of the course - go ››

2014 race results - go ››




  • Unimin
  • ED Etnyre
  • State Farm Scott Stephens
  • Byron Quick Lube & Tire, Inc.
  • Oregon Autobody
  • Hog Wild Health, LLC
  • Rochelle Community Hospital
  • MD Logos
  • Nestle Nesquick
  • Felker Foods
  • Alpine Chiropractic
  • Oregon SuperValu
  • Caseys
  • County Market
  • Subway
  • Sullivans
  • Snyders
  • Road ID

We need your help to bring awareness about Annie's Locker. On race day we will have a table set up for Annie's Locker where you can pick up information, donate new/gently used running gear, or provide financial donations to go towards a good cause. List of clothing items accepted can be found on their website (includes running tanks/shoes/shorts, etc) Table will be set up on race day with information on Annie's Locker and a spot to drop off running clothes donations.

Annie's Locker Mission
Inspiring and equipping people to lead healthier lifestyles

Annie's Locker Vision Improved physical fitness can have a positive impact on all ares of people’s lives. We hope to help people find their “wings”.

The Heart of Annie's Locker-Running for Two (R42)
In 2007, a fellow runner and friend battling cancer asked for one thing: "Please run for me until I can run again." That request from their namesake, Annie, was the seed that later grew to be "Annie's Locker". Running for Two is about keeping a metaphorical candle burning for someone in need while running or exercising.

Annie's Locker is a non-profit organization that supports people in need of proper fitness gear and provides race scholarships in Rockford, IL that operates under the charter of Rockford Road Runners, a RRCA member club, a 501© non-profit organization.

Find out more information and additional ways to help (gear match, volunteer, financial, race sponsor, etc) on Annie's Locker by visiting their website