Remember when COVID-19 ruined all our holiday fun last year? Yeah, me too, it sucked. Although we may be far from putting this whole pandemic behind us, at least we are seeing the return of "normal" life.

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Concerts and festivals are happening. 

The country is not shut down and we can leave our homes to see people other than our family again. 

Going to parties and events is not being frowned upon. 

And...normal holiday traditions are coming back.

Get Ready For a Whole New Dasher Dash 5K in Rockford This November

GoRockford recently announced the in-person return of their popular Dasher Dash 5K is coming on Saturday, November 27, 2021, with a couple of big changes this year.

  • A New Course: This year's run will go right through the heart of Stroll on State in Downtown Rockford along E State, Madison, and Wyman Streets.
  • A New After-Party: This year's race will finish at Davis Park where the post-race party takes place.

How to Register for the 2021 Dasher Dash 5K

Registration for the 2021 Dasher Dash 5K is already open and costs $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Your registration fee includes a t-shirt and swag bag and can be done online here.  FYI, day-of registration will not be available this year, and the cut-off to sign up is Tuesday, November 25.

Since we now know that Rockford's 2021 Stroll On State celebration will take place on Saturday, November 27, I can tell you the committee is already on the hunt for this year's perfect Christmas tree. If you think you have the one they are looking for in your yard, nominate now by clicking here.

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