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18th Annual 5K 2016

June 17, 2016

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Save the Date for 2016

February 22, 2016

Save the Date for the 2016 Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford…

August 20th, 2016!

2015 Race Results

August 17, 2015


$62,000 raised on a hot steamy day! 1200 participated in this year’s 2015 which included 3 time Olympian and local hero, Dathan Riztehein, who broke the course record with 14:38.

The KidsK was visited by Superheroes for the 2nd year!

Thank you who all participated,  donated,  ran,  walked, & volunteered.  We appreciate and enjoy your company for the day and can’t wait for year 18!


The Petersons

Packet Pickup / Late Registration

August 12, 2015
  • Friday – 4:30-7:00
    Rockford Footwear Depot
  • Saturday – 7:00 am
    Downtown Rockford under tent

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August 11, 2015

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2014 Race Results!

August 18, 2014

2014 Mitchell’s Run was a huge success. The weather could not have been more perfect for the morning race participants and fans. Thank you, again, to our Gold Sponsors ~ Meijer, Wolverine World Wide, The Patton Family, and The Tenerelli-Lemke Family.

We surpassed our goal with a whopping $67,000.00 raised for Parent Project MD. Our volunteers, 150 ~ Strong ~, put on a spectacular event. They are wonderful and kind! Thanks to everyone who donated & our Silver Sponsors, we couldn’t be here without you. Thanks, too, to the 1300 participants who come back every year to support our cause.

Volley For Mitchell raised a record amount with $20,000.00. Aweome job!

Please keep these boys in your prayers ~ Mitchell’s Run is no longer about Mitch but the Boys!

Thanks A Ton!

The Peterson Family

Final Results

August 15, 2014

Click here to view this year’s race results! 

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

March 24, 2014

On August 20, 2016, the 18th Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids for Kids Fun Run will take place in downtown Rockford. Proceeds from this event are donated to “Parent Project MD”, a non-profit organization dedicated to expedite viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

DMD is the most lethal form of Muscular Dystrophy, striking only boys at a very young age. One in 3,500 male children are afflicted with Duchenne MD worldwide. Mitchell Peterson, 20, of Rockford, was diagnosed with DMD shortly before his 3rd birthday. The goal of MRTR 2015 is to raise additional funding to be donated in Mitchell’s name to “Parent Project MD”.

Over the past 17 years, MRTR has included over 10,000 participants, 1,000 volunteers, and several thousand spectators, raising over $885,000. Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford has been designated by Classic Race Management as “One of the Premier Running Events in West Michigan”.

Download the Sponsorship Information Packet

2013 Race Results – $57,324.00 raised!

August 17, 2013

Race Results Found:–6

Top Male Finisher: Caleb Rhynard, Shepard. 14:51.5 Course Record!!
Top Female Finisher: Kelli Jackson, Hudsonville. 18:03.65

Team Competition Winners: Kent City Eagles

Thank you Everyone!!