When: Races Start at 7:00am Monday, July 4, 2022

Where: 300 North Madison Street, Rockford IL, 61107 (Right by the Trolley Station)

Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run/Walk 

Join us for the Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run/Walk (Formerly known as the MELD/YSN Classic). This race is in memory of Joe Marino and his contributions to Rockford's 4th of July celebration and to our community.

Lifescape 4th of July Classic is a race for the ages! This is a race for everyone whether you are an experienced runner, this is your first race, or you are just looking for a fun event to do with their family. This race is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation and support a local nonprofit. Racers have the choice of running an 8k, a 2-mile, or participating in the 1-mile family fun walk. All racers will receive race swag, including finisher medals, stylish one of a kind race T-shirts, and.... ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES! After the race, all participants are invited to make the short walk to the Downtown Rockford City Pavilion (Where City Market is held). This is where we will have out Post Race Pancake Breakfast and Celebration! We will have all you can eat pancakes, plus plenty of other fresh breakfast foods and refreshments, live local music, and an award ceremony.

For decades Lifescape has committed itself to serving our area's older adults, families, and caregivers. We serves thousands of older adults each year through its Meals on Wheels program, Adult Protective Services, Adult Day Program, Health & Wellness Services, AmeriCorps Seniors Program, Comprehensive Care Coordination, and Advocacy & Assistance programs. You can read more about Lifescape at

All proceeds benefit Lifescape's programs and services.

For more information or sponsorship information, contact Zach Satterlee at

Follow the link below to register for the race at