Rockford Celebrating Decade of Success with Road Race

3 Jun, 2019

The Rockford City Market will be hosting the Race to the Market 5k on their 10 Year Celebration Night, next Friday June 7th and there are still spots available!  Kick off your summer and help celebrate the tenth season of the Rockford City Market with this fun event for the entire family! Both the 5k and kid's .25M courses will start and finish on State Street in front of the Market Pavilion.

Race entry includes event shirt, custom finisher medal, post-race refreshments from the Market, and more.  5k will be chip timed.  Entry for the 5k is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 17 and under.  The kids 0.25M fun run is free.  After the race, stay for an evening of free festivities including market and food vendors, kid activities, live music, and a bunch of other fun surprises

Register today at or for more details follow the event through the Rockford City Market facebook

Rockford City Market on May 31


Main Stage: Paper Airplane (4:30 – 8 p.m.) – The guitar and vocal duo of Noel and Amy Nickel, plays an unexpected mix of songs from the ‘60s to today, coffeehouse style.

Acoustic Stage: Kristin Scholz (5:30 – 8 p.m.) - – Singer/Songwriter playing variety of cover and original songs

ACTIVITIES: Stop by the Severson Dells Nature Center Booth learn about Severson Dells and their upcoming events!

Maywood Free Church will be offering free face painting as well as nerf gun target shooting for the kids at the market!  Pick up a flyer and learn about their summer programs when you visit the booth.


Boylan Catholic High School offers a supportive, family environment in which students of all backgrounds can develop academically and spiritually, guided by a commitment to excellence and the principles of the Catholic faith. To "Be Boylan" is to follow their vision: Striving to be Saints. Scholars. Champions. That description and order – first of faith, then academics, then taking faith and skill into the world and onto the field – is intentional. It sums up the Catholic education aimed at excellence provided at Boylan. Learn more about their school and events at their booth!

MERCYHEALTH: Mercyhealth has a passion for educating future medical professionals. Representatives from our NEW School of Sonography and School of Radiography will be at City Market on Friday, May 31. Anyone interested in applying to these programs is encouraged to stop and visit our booth at the corner of Market and Water Street between 3:30 – 8:30 pm. Mercyhealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Rockford City Market.

For more information about Rockford City Market, visit


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