Rock the Riverfront Featuring the Charity Classic
We are back in-person for 2022! Join us on Saturday, June 25th to run or walk for a reason and help us support Veteran-focused charities.
The RCU Foundation presents the 2022 Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic
In our 28th year we are dedicated to donating over $27,000 to three Veteran-focused charities that work with Veterans and their families to provide needed items and support services throughout a Veteran’s life after active service. The RCU Foundation is proud to give back to those who have served and the organizations that advocate for making a difference in Veterans’ lives.
Registration and Pricing Information
Options and race details
In-Person Registration includes shirt, bib, food truck meal ticket, sunglasses, charity vote, and chip timing with results posting and place medals!
Virtual Registration includes shirt, bib, sunglasses, charity vote and the option to have your goodies shipped.
Prices are set by race distance -- 10k, 2 Mile, Youth 1/2 Mile, Youth 1/4 Mile -- the price is the same to run in-person or virtually.
Pre-Registration Prices: February 26-June 23
- 10K & 2 Mile $40
- Youth ½ & ¼ Mile $15
Registration Prices: June 24-25
- 10K & 2 Mile $45
- Youth ½ & ¼ Mile $15
Medals and Awards
In-person participants with fastest times in their age group will win a medal!
For in-person races, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award medals will be given to the top male and top female 10K & 2 Mile finishers in the following age categories: 0-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
ALL youth ½ mile and ¼ mile race participants will receive a youth finisher medal.
Aside from the race at Rock the Riverfront we have some great activities for runners and non-runners to participate in too. In the months leading up to the event we will have a coloring contest and hold our Youth and Classic Rock Hunts. On the day of the event we will be in Phoenix Park with face painting, a balloon artist, inflatables, a dunk tank, kid’s carnival games, and a cash grab wind tunnel. We can’t wait for the whole family to join us for all of the fun while raising money for a great cause. Check back to this page and watch our social media channels for more details coming in 2022!
Rock the Riverfront Coloring Contest
In February, the RCU Foundation held the Rock the Riverfront Coloring Contest. This contest was for youth 12 years old and under and encouraged creativity while building awareness for the annual run/walk and the Veteran-focused charities that it supports in 2022. The contest was sponsored by WEAU 13 News and received over 100 entries, 10 of which were picked to win a fun prize basket! Click here to read more and to see the winning entrees. Thank you to everyone that participated.
These organizations work with veterans and their families to provide needed items and support services throughout a veteran’s life after active service. Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic is proud to give back to those who have served and the organizations that advocate for making a difference in veterans’ lives.
Help us help our communities. Proceeds from the event will go to:
- Chippewa Valley Veterans Tribute Foundation (Eau Claire): Visit their website | See their story
- Sofas for Service (Eau Claire): Visit their website | See their story
- Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls-Recreation Committee (Chippewa Falls): Visit their website | See their story
All three will benefit, but YOU get to choose the big winner! Get one free vote with race registration. Additional votes can be purchased to help the charity of your choice win the big prize.
- First place - $15,000
- Second place - $7,500
- Third place - $5,000
Schedules & Course Maps
Friday, June 24, 2022
4:30-6:30pm Pre-registration Packet Pick-up at Royal Credit Union Corporate Center, 200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire
Saturday, June 25, 2022
7:00am Registration and Pre-registration packet pick up
8:00am 10K Run/Walk
10:00am 2 Mile Run/Walk
11:00am ½ Mile Youth Race
11:15am ¼ Mile Youth Race
8am-12:30pm Family games, food trucks, and more!
Tips for the day-of event:
- Day-of registrations ends 30 minutes before each race.
- Bag drops will be available at no charge for participants.
- Awards will be given at the end of each race.
- Strollers, slower walkers and dogs please line up at the back.
- Parking will be available in the parking ramp on the North side of the Royal Credit Union Corporate Center and the Municipal Parking Ramp between Farwell and Barstow Streets.
More than 500 people took part in the virtual run/walk and related activities. Thank you to all who helped make the event a success, including our generous sponsors! If you would like to sponsor in 2022 contact us at email@example.com