A Country Mile at Ganondagan (8K trails)
Jun 29 all-day

7 Miles

2019 Candlelight 12 Hour – Overnight Ultra and Relays @ EquiCenter
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 7:00 am
2019 Candlelight 12 Hour – Overnight Ultra and Relays @ EquiCenter

Run as many laps/miles as you can in 12 hours. One Lap is about about 1.07 miles long. Race course is mix of cross country, paved and unpaved surfaces but mostly cross country type of surface with rolling hills. Expect occasional horse-shoe made and tire track divots.


Not ready to go in circles for 12 hour yet? No problem! We are introducing relay option for CandleLight 12 Hour.

Matt St.James 5k Run/Walk @ Roberts Wesleyan College
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

HISTORY Matt St. James is a 2003 Churchville-Chili High School graduate. He graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2007 with a degree in Social Work. As an undergraduate, Matthew was a top runner on the Cross Country and Track teams for four years. He was out running every day, giving it his all, running for the glory of God. On March 14, 2007, Matt was running at practice on the outdoor track when he had cardiac arrest with a brain injury as a result. After spending over 3 years at Monroe Community Hospital, he is now living at home. Matt has come a long way since that day. God is doing a mighty work in Matt.

LOCATION: Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive Rochester, NY 14624

5K COURSE INFO: On the Roberts Wesleyan College trails at 10 a.m. Walkers will start at 10 a.m. as well. Please line up behind runners.Course Map:

KIDS RUN: 1K run – Beginning at the completion of the 5k – Free (tshirt not included, but can be purchased)

5K ENTRY FEE: $15 per person pre-registration (through August 10); $20 per person August 11 through day of race

AWARDS: There will be awards for the 5K!

Donations will be going to Lauri Irwin who has been battling brain cancer.
Please come out and help us support this family.

Participants that pre-register for the 5K/walk will be guaranteed a free T-shirt. Those who sign up after pre-registration will receive a T-shirt as long as available. T-shirts will also be sold for $15.

* Email if you wish to pre-register but not online

*Please make all checks payable to Alison St.James or Matthews Hope.

Oaktree Half Marathon
Sep 1 all-day

13.1 Miles

ROCovery 5K & X-Challenge @ Mendon Ponds - Stewart Lodge
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come walk or run either a 5K road course or 5K trail course.

The X-Challenge will take place for those running on the trail and will offer an X-tra challenge. Anyone up for the challenge and who would like to participate in the X-Challenge, will complete push-ups, air squats and burpees AT EACH MILE (push-ups at mile one, air squats at mile two, and burpees at mile three). The total amount of push-ups, air squats and burpees will be scaled based on the total amount with the total number being determined by the total amount of money raised for the event.

Your participation in the event helps raise awareness and provide hope in recovery to the thousands of Rochester residents and their families who are battling addiction. In addition, funds raised will support the programs that ROCovery provides free of charge that are vital and life saving to our over 3,000 members and their family members.

Iron Angel (XC) 5K
Sep 29 all-day

3.1 Miles

7th Annual Run For the ACORNS 5k/10k Trail Run/Walk @ Genesee County Park & Forest
Oct 6 all-day
Walk or run on single and double track trails through the forest, along a creek and up and down rolling hills in the Genesee County Park & Forest, with an estimated 100 feet of climb in the 10K loop. Trails are very wide and easy to negotiate (minimal rocks and roots). The course starts on asphalt and then leads into the woods for a truly beautiful run through the countryside. All proceeds benefit ACORNS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) “friends of the park” group that supports Genesee County Parks by connecting people with opportunities for outdoor learning, exploration and fun. Kids Fun Run! Free to youth 10 & under. Register on race day. Age-appropriate categories and distances. Everyone is a “winner”! Free to youth 10 & under. Must register on race day. NEW THIS YEAR: 10K 2-PERSON RELAY TEAM EVENT! You and a friend, relative or colleague can join up to compete in a 2-person relay team over the 10K course. Each person will run approximately 5K. Best team time wins!

Since 2006 ACORNS has provided financial and volunteer support for projects and programs that enhance and supplement the recreational, environmental and educational activities at the Genesee County parks. Our activities include staffing the Nature Interpretive Center, assisting at environmental education programs, funding displays at the Nature Interpretive Center, assisting with biological surveys, participating in trail and facilities maintenance, and funding a Volunteer Coordinator. Plans also include continued development of the Outdoor Learning Center.


Finish Strong 15K
Oct 12 all-day

9.3 Miles

2019 CanLake Ultras – 50M/50Km/25km @ Finger Lakes Community College
Oct 12 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
2019 CanLake Ultras - 50M/50Km/25km @ Finger Lakes Community College

50 Mile starts at 7:30AM
50 Mile early starts at 6:30AM
50Km starts at 10:00AM
25Km starts at 1:00PM
Finish closes at: 7:30PM

50 Mile – Run one big road loop around the most beautiful Finger Lake in Western New York. The course is mostly flat to rolling roads with several major climbs, including locally-famous Bopple Hill.

50K – Run point-to-point over the final 31 miles of the 50 Mile route. With significantly less climbing and descending than the first 19 miles of the 50 Mile route, the 50K is more friendly for first-time ultra runners and a logical step up from the marathon.

25Km – Not ready to run ultra yet? Try 25Km instead! Run point-to-point over the final 14.5 miles of the 50 Mile/50 Km route after running short out-and-back starting on and using South Lake road. Time limit is 6 1/2 hours. Minimum average speed to complete 25Km race is 2.07 miles per hour or 25 minutes per mile. Please note that 25Km race won’t allow pacers and handlers.

Scare Brain Cancer Away 5K
Oct 19 all-day

3.1 Miles