2023 We Run Blue 5K & 1-Mile Walk

They Protect Us – We Support Them… Sign Up Today!

SAT. October 21, 2023   Location:  Rochester Community Park

Location: Rochester Library
1 Community Drive, Rochester IL


7:30am – Registration
8:30am – 5K & 1-Mile Walk starts
9:40am – 9:50am – Awards Ceremony

We Run Blue 5K & Walk is an Annual Event for the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association (ISA). Race proceeds help raise funds to support the 102 County Sheriffs in Illinois with –

  • Continued Education for Law Enforcement,
  • Lobby Efforts for Best Policy that impacts Sheriffs & their communities,
  • Youth Scholarship Funds,
  • Grant Programs for critical technology, Deputy & K-9 protective equipment, & resources when deputies are injured or lost in the line of duty.

Why Participate?      #milesinhonor

  • Run/Walk in Memory of Someone
  • Run/Walk in Honor of Your Blue Line Hero
  • Run/Walk to Back the Blue!
  • Run/Walk for Your Favorite K-9 & Handler
  • Run/Walk to Support the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Mission

Celebrate Our Heroes!      #yourparticipationmatters

Nothing is more powerful than YOU, joining hundreds of others in the same mission from the heart!

Illinois Sheriffs, Deputies, Correctional Officers, and Telecommunicators support and protect us EVERY DAY! …365 days a year. These officers are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. They face conditions that none of us envy!

Let’s make sure we stand behind them and sign up to participate!

Move as a Team!      #bettertogether

Don’t go it alone… We are better together!!

Create a team with your friends and family. Plan to “theme your team” after your passion to support Illinois Sheriffs and law enforcement. Your Team can collaborate in Memory or Honor of your blue line hero.

NEW THIS YEARthere will be prizes for Team Categories, such as best group theme, largest team, most team spirit!


…to our We Run Blue 5K & 1-Mile Walk Sponsors.
We could not host this event without their generous financial support!

Don’t Want to Sign up Online for the Event?

No problem…  Just download the fillable registration form, one for each participant, read and sign the waiver, include your payment and mail it back to the
Illinois Sheriffs’ Association – 401 E. Washington Street, Suite 1000, Springfield IL 62701.

Mail in registration forms must be received, with payment, no later than Monday, October 2nd.
Just click on the form image to the right to open a fillable PDF that you will download
and save with your first and last name!