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We are very saddened to inform you that the 202 OSD 5K Race have been cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions and lack of sufficient space on our race route to property social distance. Please note that the 2021 OSD festival is still being held. The safety of our runners is our primary focus. Due to the cancellation race gear has not been ordered and will not be provided. Run Sign Up for the 2021 OSD 5K has been closed and you are receiving this e-mail because you have already registered for this year's race.
As you know, the OSD 5K race proceeds go to a great cause, the Rockford Carrie Lynn Children's Center which is a full response center for child sexual and severe physical abuse. The OSD 5K Race is one of the primary fund raisers for the center and due to the race cancellation the loss of proceeds from the race will be very much missed. The center is still operating during the Covid19 crisis and during these trying times, unfortunately, is needed more than ever.
We greatly appreciate your support for the race and the Carrie Lynn Center.
We are NOT planning to make any direct refunds of your registration fee and are asking everyone who has already registered to consider donating this year's race fee to the Carrie Lynn Center. Again we prefer you donate your fee, but If you do not wish to donate your race fee to the Carrie Lynn Center, you can request and we are willing to carry your 2021 race registration over to the 2022 OSD 5K race.
OSD 5K Race Director
Additional race information can be found at http://www.osd5k.com/.
Check-In, Packet Pick-up & Late Registration: 7:00-7:30 am
Colors Presentation & National Anthem: 7:45 am
Runner Start: 8:00 am
Walker & Zero-K Start: 8:10 am
Course Closes: 9:10 am
Awards & Raffle Prize Presentation: 9:00-11:00 am (awards start at 9:15 am)
OSD Parade Start: 12:00 pm
The 5k Course will Start and Finish at HHS - south parking lot. The out-and-back course runs east bound on the Rockton Bike Path to the turnaround at Hononegah Forest Preserve entrance, then west bound back to HHS. The course is USATF certified. Final documents and mapping can be found on our course page.
How to Register
Registration can be completed through our mail-in form or through our (preferred method) secured online registration service.
Mail-In—Complete the registration form (PDF-Page #22) and mail the form with payment to: Carrie Lynn Children's Center, Attn: OSD5K REGISTRATION, 826 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103. Payment must be made in check, payable to Rockton Lions OSD5K.
Online—Click on the RunSignUp.com link from our website or scan the posted QR to complete the short process.
Early-registration (online & mail-in) will close on 5/29/2021 at 6 a.m. Late (online) registration will close on 6/16/2020 at 6 a.m. After that, late registration will only be available at early packet pick-up and race day until 7:30 a.m. Late registration must be made in person using cash, check, or credit card (square enabled). Shirts/swag will not be provided for late registrants unless available. No refunds (including inclement weather cancellation) or shirt exchanges will be allowed.
Adult - $30
Child - $20 - (Child = 12 years of age and under)
OSD ZERO-K (ALL the FUN & NONE of the RUN)
All Ages - $30
Late Registration for both OSD5K & OSD ZERO-K - $40 - (After 5/29/2021 @ 6 a.m.).
350 Maximum Participants.
All OSD5K participants will receive the 2021 OSD5K medal, OSD5K Tech-shirt (male/female sizing), OSD 4-day Festival Pass, and other race related goodies in their OSD5K Swag Bag.
All OSD ZERO-K participants will receive the OSD5K Tech-shirt and OSD 4-day Festival Pass.
Professional electronic bib-chip timing will be provided to all registered OSD5K participants. See our results page for more information on bib-chip timing and OSD5K race results on the day of the race.
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, 75-79, 80+
Awards - OSD5K Medal & Winner Concert Badge
1. First 350 registered participants will receive the OSD5K Medal.
2. Top overall male & female finishers will receive the OSD5K Medal, OSD5K Winner Concert Badge and a Meet & Greet pass for 6/19.
3. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male & female finishers of each age division will receive the OSD5K Medal and the OSD5K Winner Concert Badge
The Winner Concert Badge will allow FREE entry to Concert stage on Saturday, 6/19.
Prizes will be pre-drawn randomly after June 12th, 2020 by the race director. Prizes have included 30/90-day single & couple gym memberships, Rockford Speedway Family 4-Packs, a free stay at Hotel Goodwin, Fleet Feet gift cards, 1-hour massages, sports tickets, sports memorabilia, Sam Villa hair dryers/flat irons, gym gear/bags and nutritional supplement kits in the past. Awards and raffle prizes must be claimed at early packet pick up or post-run presentation and will not be mailed.
Our Run Charity
All proceeds from the OSD5K Run-Walk, OSD ZERO-K & Rockton Firemen's Association Pancake Breakfast will benefit the Carrie Lynn Children's Center. Please see our charity page to learn more about the center and what they do for both Winnebago and Boone County residents.
2014 OSD5K Donation: $3,800.00
2015 OSD5K Donation: $6,000.00
2016 OSD5K Donation: $6,500.00
2017 OSD5K Donation: $6,250.00
2018 OSD5K Donation: $7,500.00
2019 OSD5K Donation: $5,500
Free parking will be provided in the north portion of the Hononegah High School main parking lot. Registrants and guests are encouraged to car pool to save space since a portion of the lot will be barricaded for the race activities. Please enter the parking lot from the Salem Street entrance (west side of campus). The main entrance on East Main Street will be closed to protect runners/walkers. Follow the OSD5K Course link for directions.
We have added a virtual race for all non-runners or walkers that want to help CLCC from their couch. OSD ZERO-K participants still receive the OSD5K shirt and OSD festival pass. Those that do join us race day can line-up with our walkers and finish their race at the starting line.
Early Packet Pick-Up
Early packet pick-up will be offered on, June 16th & 17th, 2020, between 3-7 p.m. at Rockton Commons, 330 East Main Street in Rockton. Participants are encouraged to use this opportunity to pick-up your race swag, so you have your festival pass for the opening of OSD.
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Race Director Michelle Masters and CLCC Director Kathy Pomahac promotional interview with WIFR 23.
Our PI handout provide a complete overview of the event, past participant stats/reviews, and details about our charity. (reduced pdf)
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