|for high school students before deadline|
|5k before deadline|
Simply download and print the Watermelon 5K Registration Form and send it with your check to:
Make all checks payable to:
You can also hand deliver your registration to either District 23 Rochester or Springfield. Cash or Credit Cards only, please.
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. from Rochester Park near the playground. There is free parking throughout the park, but availability will close at 7:15 a.m. as the race route begins through the main lot. ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY FOR PARKING. NO PARKING IS PERMITTED ALONG WEST MAIN STREET FOR THE SAFETY OF RUNNERS.
* EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE!
Friday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at District 23 in Rochester
Saturday, Race Day, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. at the Rochester Park 90 Wildrose Lane, Rochester, Il 62563
Late Registration on Race Day:
6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. at the Rochester Park
6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.
Unique watermelon trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers. The top 2 male and top 2 female runners in each age category will receive a medal: 13 and under, 14-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 8:45 a.m. following race completion near the concession stand. If you miss the ceremony, awards can be picked up at the District 23 Rochester store.
The Watermelon 5K/10K will be chip timed. The start line is on the north end of the park and will continue through paved sections of Rochester and along beautiful trails.