Race Information

The Course

Starting on the Bridge Street Bridge, the race loops through downtown Rockford, then along Rouge River on White Pine Trail, finishing on historic Squires Street.

Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford (MRTR) is a USAT & F certified 5K Run/Walk course. Using the latest scoring technology powered by Classic Race Management, MRTR includes accurate splits at each mile and finish times. Parking, medical assistance, and restrooms are available on S. Squire Street. Designated race day parking is available on Courtland Street. Attendants will direct you. Designated race day handicap parking is also available. A variety of post-race food is provided just beyond the finish line to help you refuel and rehydrate.

Find Us

The race is located ten miles north of Grand Rapids in downtown Rockford at Courtland.
Course Map


Packet pick-up is Friday, August 23rd, 4:30-7:00 pm under the tent at Rockford Footwear Depot, 235 N Main Street. Late packet pick-up is Saturday, August 24th, from 7:00-8:00 am next to the downtown Rockford pavilion off 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.

10 & under
11 - 12

13 - 15
16 - 18
Under 50
19 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
Over 50
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 & over

Neufy Division
Men’s 200 lbs. and up

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

Team Competition

Team competition uses cross-country style scoring to determine each team's score. The top 5 finishers, according to their place in their age group, will be combined for that team's race score. If there's a tie, the team's next non-scoring runner with the fastest time will be the tiebreaker. The winning team will be awarded ten long-sleeved MRTR shirts in various sizes.

MRTR - Teams

Team Agar competing at MRTR 2018

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 day's highlight for many families. Run with your favorite Superhero! We provide two age categories to accommodate a large number of kids.

All Kids K participants will receive a finisher medal, a race T-shirt, and a post-race ice cream treat.

Age Groups

(9 & under only)

Heat #1

Age: 2-6
(parents welcome)

Heat #2

Age: 6-9
Child enjoying ice-cream.
Child enjoying ice-cream.

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

Course Map