Run for Laughs

Gilda’s Run for Laughs

April 22, 2017 | The District of Rock Island

One Mile Fun Run 8:00 am | 5K Run/Walk 8:30 am

Click here to see photos from the 2017 Gilda’s Run for Laughs.

Come ready to Rock Out and Run in your favorite 80’s gear at the 19th annual Gilda’s Run for Laughs.  Join us for our 80’s rock theme for this years 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run in The District of Rock Island.

New This Year: We are offering a lower registration fee for kids 12 and under.  We want to make this an event your entire family comes out and enjoys.  We are also excited that we are bringing the laughter to the race course this year as we will be joined by “professionally funny cheerleaders” from Comedy Sportz along the route.

Registration Fees:

  • $15 (Ages 12 and under) if registered by April 7
  • $25 (Ages 13 and above) if registered by April 7
  • $20 (Ages 12 and under) if registered after April 7
  • $30 (Ages 13 and above) if registered after April 7



(Registrations received after April 7 will not be guaranteed a race shirt).  Registration fees are non-refundable and includes a t-shirt, post race refreshments and entertainment.


Packet Pickup: Stop in Friday, April 21 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SteepleGate Inn (Best Western) 111 W 76th St, Davenport, IA to pick up your race packets.  You may also pick up your packet on race day, beginning at 6:30 am in the Great River Plaza in The District of Rock Island.

Sleep In: Not sure you want to run or walk but want to support our cause and receive our awesome race shirt?  Register for the Sleep In option.  All Sleep In registrations need to be in by April 7th.

Awards: Custom awards will be given in the 5K for the overall men’s and women’s champions, overall men’s and women’s survivor champions and for 5-year age groups in both men’s and women’s divisions from under 10 to over 70 years old.  Awards will also be given for the largest family and corporate teams so get your friends, co-workers, and family together and create a team.  All kids 12 and under that complete the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a participation ribbon.

Get Registered:  Complete the form to the right to register online or you can download the 2017 Race Registration Form and mail/hand deliver your registration form to Gilda’s Club at 1234 East River Drive, Davenport, IA 52803.  Please do not submit entries by mail after April 13th.  All credit card transactions will have a 2.5% processing fee added to their total.

Race Route: Click here to view the course map of this years race route.

Volunteer: Interested in volunteering for this event.  Click the button below to sign up on line.Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

This event is made possible, thanks to our sponsors:


Interested in being a sponsor for this event? Please contact Joy McMeekan, Development Director, at or 563-326-7504 for more information.