This Saturday, October 8, 2022, in Geneseo, IL it's the 2nd annual Hero Run and Rib Fest all for a great cause.

Geneseo Brewing Co. and Made For More Apparel are raising money for SEAL Family Legacy, which is a local nonprofit that raises awareness for military members killed in service to our country and raises funds for their children.

New This Year...Rib Fest

Sign-up will be at Geneseo Brewing Co and is $50 per team. 1st place will receive a trophy & $100. 2nd place will receive a trophy & $50.  But we all win when there are ribs involved.

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash


There are a couple of races happening.  First, the Kid's Mission Mile will begin at 9:45 am after The National Anthem.

Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash
Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash

Then the Hero Run 5k will begin at 10:30 am. A drink from Geneseo Brewing Co will be provided after the race with a drink ticket!

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Beer Relay Run

New this year is the Beer Relay Run!  Get your team of 4 together and get ready for this relay event which involves drinking a beer before running each 1/4 mile for one mile total.

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Bags Tournament

Teams of 2 will play a double elimination beginning at 12:30pm with a 50% payout to the charity and Top 3 teams being paid out.

Cornhole American Flag
Cornhole American Flag

Sign up for any of the events above (Rib Cook-Off participants will need to sign up at GBC) here at this link!

Full Schedule of Events

  • 8am: The Rib Cook off begins
  • 9:45am: Kid's Mission Mile
  • 10:30am: Hero Run 5K
  • 12:30pm: Bags Tournament
  • 1pm: Chicken judging
  • 2pm: Rib judging
  • 4pm: Beer Relay Run
  • 5pm: After Party

Live Music

Multiple kids activities will be available for a full day of fun, and an after-party with live music will take place after the Beer Run at Geneseo Brewing Co.. Shaun Easton is playing a solo set during the event from 1:00 until 4:00 so check him out!

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