ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- (May 18, 2019) More than 800 runners of all ages visited Rock Island Arsenal Saturday May 18 to participate in the 2nd annual Run the Rock/American Kids Run event. The event offers 5k and 10k races for adults and races at different age groups for children age toddler through 13 at distances up to two miles.
Tristan Coughlin reprised his 2017 win, shortening last years' time by 16 seconds in the men's 10K at 33:45. In the women's 10K, Jenny Watson finished in 45:26. Kelley Timmerman won the women's 5k with a time of 20:41; Greg Barker finished first in the men's 5k at 16:49.
This year's Run the Rock was designed to be an event for the whole family, complete with live music and food trucks from around the Quad Cities, according to race director Morgan Meseke of the RIA Fitness Center.
Threatening rain shortened the award ceremony, and drove many under cover after the finish of the race. Meseke thanked all the event sponsors for making this year's event possible.