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Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic Run/Walk

Starts Saturday June 4th, 2022

Eau Claire, WI

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Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic

June 25, 2022

Run or walk for a reason! The RCU Foundation presents the 2022 Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic event with options - choose between the in-person event in Eau Claire, WI, or a virtual race where you can run, walk, bounce or skip whenever and wherever you would like!

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.  



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.  



Early Bird Prices through February 25

  • 10K & 2 Mile $30

  • Youth ½ & ¼ Mile $15

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



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. 



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!



Friday, June 24, 2022

4:30-6:30 pm Pre-registration Packet Pick-up at Royal Credit Union Corporate Center, 200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Saturday, June 25, 2022

7:00 am Registration and Pre-registration packet pick up
8:00 am 10K Run/Walk 
10:00 am 2 Mile Run/Walk 
11:00 am ½ Mile Youth Race
11:15 am ¼ Mile Youth Race
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 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 may be picked up at the awards table after 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.



Race routes start and end in Phoenix Park and showcase downtown Eau Claire's beautiful parks and rivers. 

See prior year routes by selecting Course Maps. Official 2022 race routes and course maps coming soon!



If you would like to sponsor, contact us at [email protected].



Run on your own time and have the option to submit your time between June 4-25. 

Run anywhere, check out prior year routes by selecting Course Maps, or follow one of the official 2022 race routes and course maps -- coming soon!

Virtual race packets will be available at Packet Pick-up on Friday, June 24 from 4:30-6:30pm and Saturday, June 25 from 7:00-11:15am at Royal Credit Union Corporate Center, 200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Virtual race packets that are not picked up at this time will be shipped free of charge to participants at the end of June.  

Virtual Result Submission

Click the Virtual Results button from the top menu or click here to start the process.

  1. Click the Submit Virtual Results button

  2. Enter your name and email if you are asked

  3. Click Lookup Registration button

  4. Enter your time for the event you registered for

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.

Virtual Results will be available at the Virtual Results Link. Awards will not be given to virtual participants.

Race Distances

Price Register
Youth 1/4 Mile - Virtual $15.00 until Register »
Youth 1/2 Mile - Virtual $15.00 until Register »
2 Mile - Virtual $30.00 until Register »
10K - Virtual $30.00 until Register »
Youth 1/4 Mile - In Person $15.00 until Register »
Youth 1/2 Mile - In Person $15.00 until Register »
2 Mile - In Person $30.00 until Register »
10K - In Person $30.00 until Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI

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