Race Information

The Course

Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford is a USAT & F certified 5K Run/Walk course. The race starts on the Bridge Street Bridge, loops through downtown, then along Rouge River on White Pine Trail, finishing on historic Squires Street.

Mitchell's Run includes accurate splits at each mile and finish times using the latest scoring technology powered by Classic Race Management. Medical assistance and restrooms are available on S. Squire Street.  A variety of post-race food is provided just beyond the finish line to help you refuel and rehydrate.

The race is located ten miles north of Grand Rapids in downtown Rockford at the intersection of Courtland and S Squires St. Parking is available throughout downtown. Attendants will direct you. Designated race day handicap parking is also available.
MRTR Runner


Packet pick-up is Friday, August 20, 4:30-7:00pm under the tent at Rockford Footwear Depot, 235 N Main Street. Late packet pick-up is Saturday, August 21 from 7:00-8:00am next to the downtown Rockford pavilion off of S Squire Street.

Start Time

8:30 am

Kids for Kids Fun Run

9:30 am


10:00 am

Age Groups

Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford caters to a wide range of age groups.

Kids Teens Under 50 Over 50
10 & under 13 – 15 19 – 24 50 – 54
11 – 12 16 – 18 25 – 29 55 – 59
30 – 34 60 – 64
35 – 39 65 – 69
40 – 44 70 & over
45 – 49

Neufy Division

Men’s 200 lbs. and up
In honor of Tim Neufeld, Mitchell’s Run MEGA supporter and marathon runner.

MRTR - Teams

Team Agar competing at MRTR 2018

Team Competition

Cross country style scoring will be used to determine each team’s score. For each team, the top 5 finishers according to their place in their age group will be combined for that team’s race score. In case of a tie, the team’s next non-scoring runner with the fastest time will be used as the tiebreaker. The winning team will be awarded 10 long sleeve MRTR shirts in various sizes.


Team Competition Points Example

Name Age Place Points
Tom 34 3rd 3
Steph 31 7th 7
Jim 29 3rd 3
Diane 25 1st 1
Susan 33 12th 12
Total Team Points 26

Kids for Kids Fun Run

The Kids for Kids Run has continued to be the highlight of the day for many families. The addition of 3 age categories to better accommodate a large number of kids participating has undoubtedly added to the success of this event.

Come run with your favorite Superhero and have your photo taken with some of Disney’s favorite princesses from Royal Arrivals. A photo station will be available in the parking lot next to the Rockford Pavilion from 8:45am-10:45am.

All Kids K participants will receive an achievement ribbon, race T-shirt and a post-race ice cream treat.

Kids for Kids Fun Run: (10 & under only)

Heat #1 Heat #2 Heat #3
Age: 2-5 Age: 6-7 Age: 8-10
Distance: 200 yards Distance: 1/2 mile Distance: 1K
(Parents welcome)

* Kids for Kids K starts in the parking lot behind Kayla Rae Cellars, and runs along the white pine trail around to the 5K finish line.

Child enjoying ice-cream.

For all Kids K participants: Continue past the finish line to choose your post-race ice cream treat!