your pace...your place...YOUR race!
About the Race
your pace...your place...YOUR race!
Nearly 50 years ago, Karl Minor and his friends pioneered what would become a local running institution. His morning runs would consist of the same route – 10k of hilly roads through Rockdale and Joliet, IL. That route would eventually become the Rockdale Ramblin’ Run, hosted by the Joliet Park District for many years. Known as the “Toughest 10k in the Midwest”, the race tested runners with inclines from the first turn (really? already?) to the infamous “Morgan Hill” to the deceiving final stretch (it didn’t look that far!). While the race no longer occurs, the route continues to be a favorite among local runners looking for a challenge. In honor of that challenge, run3 presents the Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k.
The Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k can be run any time between May 1 - 15 in the location of your choosing (ie - outside, inside, track, treadmill). Once completed, times can be submitted here. As homage to the Rockdale Ramblin' Run, runners (or walkers!) are encouraged to incorporate hills into their route. These can be on the road, a set of stairs or the incline setting on a treadmill.
Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k registration is $25 and includes a custom hoodie and custom medal. Runners may pick up their hoodie and medal in person or choose the shipping add-on at checkout. Packet pickup will be Saturday, May 16 from 7a-3p in the Board Room at Inwood Athletic Club (3000 W Jefferson, Joliet). Shipping is $10 flat fee (US only).
Registration deadline is Thursday, April 30. Registration is limited to 200 runners.
The Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k is the first race in the 2020 run3 series. Register for all three Joliet Park District races to receive free custom run3 swag. Click here for more information on run3.
What the heck is a virtual race?
Simply put, a virtual race is run (or walked!) on your own time in the location of your choosing. Once you register for the Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k, you will have 2 weeks (May 1-15) to complete your run (or walk) and submit your time. You can choose to do your run (or walk) ANYwhere - inside or outside, on a treadmill or on a track.
How do I submit my time? How do you know I’m being honest?
Beginning on May 1, times for registered runners may be submitted here. Runners are on the honor system for time submission.
How can I register for the Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k?
Online registration is available here. You also can register in-person at the Joliet Park District, 3000 W Jefferson St in Joliet. Registration is $25. Runners may choose to pick up their packet in person or have it shipped for an additional $10.
Will registration be available during the race window (May 1-15)?
No. Registration closes on April 30 or at the race cap of 200 runners, whichever comes first.
Is there a group registration rate?
There is not a group registration rate for the Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k.
How do I get my hoodie and medal?
Runners may either pick up their packet or choose to have it shipped. Shipping is $10 (US only) and must be selected at the time of registration. Runners who wish to pick up their packet may do so on Saturday, May 16 from 7:00a-3:00p in the Board Room at Inwood Athletic Club.
Can I run the Rockdale Ramblin’ Run race route?
Can I run with my dog? What about a stroller?
Sure! It’s your race!
How does my company become a Hill Yeah! Virtual 10k sponsor?
Contact Beth Ley, Corporate Relations Supervisor, for more information on sponsorship or participation in any of the Joliet Park District run3 race events: 815-741-7274 x 319 –OR- firstname.lastname@example.org
Still have questions? Need more information?
Contact Denise at email@example.com
No refunds due to inclement weather and/or race cancellation.
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