Arny Johnson Classic 10 Mile & 5K

Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:30am


We had a great day for a race! 

Thanks to the 530 runners that came out!

Here are the results:

Overall Results for 5K

Overall Results for 10 Mile

Age Division Results 5K

​Age Division Results 10 Mile


Who is Arny Johnson? Click here for The Biography Of A Viking.


Sponsored by:



Also thank you to Rockford Foundries, OSF Medical Center, Kegel's Bicycle Shop and Associated Bank for their support!


Race Course
Runners doing the 10-mile race will follow the Willow Creek Path into Rock Cut State Park. They will circle the park on the park road and return to the high school. The 5-kilometer runners will compete in a fast, flat out-and-back course on the Willow Creek Path.

Elevation Chart                      Course Map

The USAT certified course will begin in the inner drop-off loop, just west of the Harlem High School gym. Runners will proceed west, then south west, following the road into a parking lot to get to the Willow Creek Path. This path will take the runners into Rock Cut State Park. RUNNERS SHOULD KEEP TO THEIR LEFT AT ALL TIMES! 5 K racers will see the turn around cone before entering the park. 10-mile runners will take a LEFT at the end of the path and run clockwise on the road circling Pierce Lake. Once again, KEEP LEFT. Stay on the road that circles the lake (approximately 4.4 miles around lake.) After crossing the spillway bridge, runners will return to Willow Creek Path and head back to the high school, following the path. Once again, keep left, to avoid collisions.

Again this year - CHIP TIMING!!

Water will be available on the course at the 1.5-mile, 3-mile, 5-mile, 7-mile, and 8.5-mile marks for the 10 milers, and at the 1.5-mile mark for the 5Kers. Toilets are available at Puri Crest Picnic area (4.75-mile) and West Lake Picnic area (7-mile). Please be sure to thank your aid-station volunteers!

Race Proceeds
All proceeds from the events will go to supporting low-income families in their quest for homeownership. For details, please call the Habitat office at 815 636-4573 or contact us here.

Get your Rockford Road Runner Race Circuit volunteer requirements fulfilled early, or just come out and join the many other volunteers on race day. Contact us here for more info.
Thanks to last year's volunteers!


Trophies to 5K and 10-mile Male and Female Overall winners.
Age Division Awards for Male and Female.
5K youth race age groups:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19
5K and 10-mile race age groups:
0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

$250 dollar prize for anyone who sets a NEW course record!

Race results will be posted here, as soon as possible after the race, so bookmark the location!
Course Records:

5K Male - Tyler Sigl 15:06
5K Female - Jessica Langford 17:42
10 Mile Male - Ryan Meissen 0:51:24
10 Mile Female - Nicole Braunsdorf 0:59:45