The 9th annual Autumn on Parade 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is set for Sunday, October 5th. We are excited to announce that this year’s 5K race will be chip timed by RealTiming, Inc. We will also be changing the 5K course back to the original USATF certified course which started the event 9 years ago.
One-mile runners will begin the day at 8 am followed by the 5K participants at 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.
As for the 5K, all the same amenities that race goes 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 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.
The Corporate Team Challenge is now entering its third year allowing participants to enter as a team of at least four of more. The top four 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 26th for a fee of $20 for 5K individual participants and $18/registrant for 5K Corporate Challenge. You may download the mail-in form, (here), or pre-register online at GetEvent.com. 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. Race day registration will be offered from 6:30 am to 7:45 am for a fee of $25 for 5K individual and $25/registrant for 5K Corporate Challenge. No late registrations will be taken after 7:45 am.
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 pickup available on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Blackhawk Center Lobby. 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; and 80 & over. Results will be posted by RealTiming, Inc. after race.
Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! Find us on Facebook “Autumn on Parade 5K”.
Questions about the race or interested in becoming an event sponsor you may email AOP5krun@gmail.com ››
Download the 2014 race application - go ››
Register online for the 2014 race - go ››
Map of the course - go ››
2013 race results - go ››
2014 5K SPONSORS
- Oregon Auto Body
- Scott Stephens State Farm Agent
- Byron Bank
- MD Logos
- Oregon Super Value
- County Market
- Road ID
- Felker Foods
- Alpine Chiropractic
- JT Designs
OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK
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 annieslocker.org.