When: Races Start at 7:00 am, Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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.

The Lifescape 4th of July Classic Run/Walk is a race for the ages! This is a race for you - whether you're an experienced runner, joining your first race, or you're interested in a fun family event. This race is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation and support Lifescape. Racers have the choice of participating in an 8k or 2-mile run, or a 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) for our Post Race Pancake Breakfast and Celebration! We will have all you can eat pancakes, music, and an awards ceremony.

For decades, Lifescape has been committed to serving our area's older adults, their families, and caregivers. We serve thousands of older adults each year through our Meals on Wheels, Information & Assistance, and Senior Mental Health Programs, Adult Protective Services, Adult Day Program, Health & Wellness Services, AmeriCorps Seniors Program, and Comprehensive Care Coordination. 

All proceeds benefit Lifescape's programs and services.

For more information or sponsorship information, please contact Heather at

Follow the link below to register for the race at