Race Information

Rock the Riverfront
Formerly Known As: RCU Charity Classic
Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire County
Jun 25, 2022 - Saturday
10K, 2M run | kids run
Virtual Option
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Rock the Riverfront Event Updates

    The race is on through Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 p.m.! Due to the weather we had to cancel our in-person Rock the Riverfront events on Saturday, June 25. However, we are excited to offer the opportunity for all registered participants to complete their race virtually. Participants will be able to qualify their times for their age group and win a medal! Step-by-step instructions are included below.

    All unclaimed packets are being mailed to the address provided at registration. Participants will receive their bib, t-shirt, and sunglasses. Kids registered for the youth races will also receive a special finisher medal. The RCU Foundation thanks you for your support of the event and our three Veteran-focused charity partners!

     

    VIRTUAL RACE DETAILS

    Run on your own time and have the option to submit your time between June 4 - July 17.

    Run anywhere or follow one of the official 2022 race routes by selecting Course Maps on your own time and submit your time by Sunday, July 17th at 11:59 p.m. Official courses are marked with paint stenciled on sidewalks. Participants in the 10K and 2 mile events will be able to qualify their times for their age group and win a medal. Times must be uploaded by Sunday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m. Have fun!

    If you already participated in the virtual race and would like to submit your times or run again and re-submit you are able to do so.

    Virtual Result Submission
    1. Click here to start the process.
    2. Click the Submit Virtual Results button
    3. Enter your name and email if you are asked
    4. Click Lookup Registration button
    5. Enter your time for the event you registered for
    6. For a detailed explanation of other options for submitting your time to the Virtual Results or if you are having trouble submitting a time, please click here.
    7. Results will be available at the Virtual Results Link

     

    Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic

    June 4 - July 17, 2022

    The Charity Classic is celebrating 28 years of running and walking to support organizations that make a difference in the communities that Royal Credit Union serves. Proceeds from the event will benefit three Veteran-focused partner charities: Chippewa Valley Veterans Tribute Foundation of Eau Claire, Sofas for Service of Eau Claire, and Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls. We are proud to give back to those who have served and the organizations that advocate for making a difference in Veterans’ lives.

    Your votes will help decide how much each charity is awarded! Every registration includes a free charity vote and additional votes can be purchased at $2 each. The charity with the most votes will receive $15,000, second place will receive $7,500, and third will receive $5,000.  

    Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic offers beautiful running routes and the opportunity to benefit three organizations that are making a positive impact in local communities.  Check out non-runner activities like the rock hunts, a coloring contest, and the ever popular dunk tank as a way to support the RCU Foundation and the charities it has committed to help.  Find all the details for these activities at www.rcu.org/race.  

     

    REGISTRATION 

    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 medal awards!

    Virtual Registration includes shirt, bib, sunglasses, charity vote, and free shipping option!

    Prices are set by race distance -- 10k, 2 Mile, 1/2 Mile Youth, 1/4 Mile Youth -- the price is the same to run in-person or virtually.  

     

    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 (ages 12 and under) and ¼ mile (ages 6 and under) race participants will receive a youth finisher medal. 

     

    CHARITIES

    Help us help our communities!

    Proceeds from the event will go to:

    All three will benefit, but YOU get to choose the big winner! Get one free vote with race registration. Additional votes can be purchased for $2 each to help the charity of your choice win the big prize.

    • First place - $15,000
    • Second place - $7,500
    • Third place - $5,000

    To purchase additional charity votes, click here!

    FINAL Charity Vote Tally (as of 6/27/2022)
    1. Chippewa Valley Veterans Tribute Foundation (Eau Claire) - 2530 votes
    2. Sofas for Service (Eau Claire) - 2352 votes
    3. Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls (Chippewa Falls) - 1139 votes

     

    COURSE MAPS

    Race routes start and end in Phoenix Park and showcase downtown Eau Claire's beautiful parks and rivers. Routes have been updated for 2022

    Click here for all Official 2022 Course Maps. To see individual route maps, click links below.

    10k Course Map – NEW for 2022!

    2 Mile Course Map – NEW for 2022!

    1/2 Mile Course Map

    1/4 Mile Course Map

     
    OFFICIAL 10K COURSE
    • The 10K start line is located at the bus stop sign just west of Barstow Street on Riverfront Terrace.
    • Follow the marked sidewalk in front of Royal Credit Union Corporate Center from the bus stop sign to the footbridge.
    • After crossing the footbridge, follow the brand new light colored sidewalk south (a left turn) along the river to the Grand Avenue footbridge. Make a left onto the footbridge where road markings resume.                
    • Heading to the finish line, veer right off the footbridge and follow the asphalt sidewalk to the marked finish line in front of Royal Credit Union Corporate Center's south entrance between Riverfront Terrace and the Eau Claire River.

    OFFICIAL 2 MILE COURSE
    • The 2 Mile start line is located at the bus stop sign just west of Barstow Street on Riverfront Terrace.
    • Follow the marked sidewalk in front of Royal Credit Union Corporate Center from the bus stop sign to the footbridge.
    • After crossing the footbridge, follow the brand new light colored sidewalk south (a left turn) along the river to the Grand Avenue footbridge. Make a left onto the footbridge where road markings resume.          
    • The 2 Mile route finishes as a straightaway along the west side of the river, including the new sidewalk to the Phoenix Park footbridge.
    • Heading to the finish line, veer right off the footbridge and follow the asphalt sidewalk to the marked finish line in front of Royal Credit Union Corporate Center's south entrance between Riverfront Terrace and the Eau Claire River.

    OFFICIAL ½ MILE COURSE
    • The ½ Mile race starts and finishes at the marked finish line for the 10 K and 2 Mile races on the asphalt sidewalk in front of Royal Credit Union Corporate Center's south entrance between Riverfront Terrace and the Eau Claire River.
    • The ½ Mile turnaround point is marked on the trail, south of the footbridge.

    OFFICIAL ¼ MILE COURSE
    • The marked ¼ mile race starts under the light post on the sidewalk at the west end of the Royal Credit Union Corporate Center.
    • The route continues eastward on the sidewalk and around the building in a counterclockwise direction and crosses Riverfront Terrace towards the footbridge.
    • A left turn is made onto the asphalt sidewalk heading to the marked and signed finish line for all races.

     

    SPONSORS

    If you would like to sponsor, contact us at foundation@rcu.org.

For the love of all that is good and moisture wicking...

Though we try to be accurate and on top of things... Race details can change when we aren't lookin. And once in a while we simply make a mistake.

ALWAYS visit the race's website for the most complete and accurate race information.

Listing Status

Updates, Options, Corrections, or Problems

Run-Time: Saved Race

  • A Saved Race is one that has been added to your personal directory. You can organized races in lists, and add comments for your own personal reminders and information.
  • You must Create an Account and Log In to save races to your own personal directory.
  • Learn more about Saved Races

Claimed Race