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Oct
23
Sat
Nocturnal 12 @ Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 5:00 am

Obatron Productions’ exercise arm, Obatron Fitness, is proud to introduce a new race option, Nocturnal 12. Walker and mobility-impaired friendly. Diet sensitive. Race indoors or out, virtually or in person!

Distance Available
As many miles you want within the 12 hour time limit. To be considered a finisher at the in-person race, you must finish at least one out-and-back trek, approximately 2.05 miles.

Where You Can Get Your Miles
Nocturnal 12 is a 12-hour fixed time available as a virtual OR in person race. Imagined to be walker and mobility-impaired friendly and diet sensitive. Racing on your own allows you flexibility to race your way within our parameters.

Virtual: Walk or run as many miles as you want to or can within 12 consecutive hours with a minimum of two hours in the dark at any point during the race weekend at a location of your choosing and submit your results online. Increase the size of your packet by participating in Earned Extras online or through email upon request, if you don’t use Facebook. Pick up your packet or get it delivered within a few weeks of your race.

In Person: Walk or run as many miles as you want to or can within 12 consecutive hours with a minimum of one out-and-back circuit on the 2.05-mile, flat, paved path. Increase the size of your packet by participating in Earned Extras online or through email upon request, if you don’t use Facebook. Pick up your packet or get it delivered within a few weeks of your race.

Being night-themed means you can expect a variety of night-time odds and ends! Registration includes a Nocturnal Snack Pack, Packet Expanders, and opportunities to bulk up your packet and interact with other racers by participating in our signature Earned Extras.

What You Get
Medallion: Keepsake medallion.
Jacket: Race jacket in unisex (men’s) sizing sent after the race is done.
Pre-Race Prep Packet (Virtual Only): Racers registered by October 15 will be mailed items for use before or during your race. Racers registered after that point will receive theirs with their post-race packet.
Late Night Munchies: A variety of night-time munchies to keep you moving.
Packet Expanders: Surprise items to round out your experience.
Earned Extras: Opportunities to earn points that get you more swag and chances to receive premier prizes from Obatron Fitness and any sponsors, predominantly through the Obatron Fitness Facebook Group.
Virtual bib (in-person folks also get a physical bib)
Digital finisher’s certificate for each race (ready the after the race)
$10 gift card for Road iD (offered at registration; be sure to opt-in)
RunGoo discount (See Sponsors from menu)
Facebook group to interact with fellow racers and their supporters as well as participate in challenges, ask questions, and get updates.

Oct
30
Sat
Pumpkins in the Park 5K & Kids 1/2 Mile @ Cobbs Hill Park
Oct 30 all-day

A Family-Friendly Halloween-Themed Event
Get those costumes ready!!! Pumpkins in the Park 5K is back and we’re adding a Kids 1/2 mile run! Both events are available as in person or virtual option.
The Kids 1/2 mile run is limited to kids 6-12.

Oct
31
Sun
PGXC Cross Country – Race 4 @ Taughannock Falls State Park
Oct 31 all-day

The PGXC series is now in its 31st year offering the best post collegiate
cross country series in all the land for the most experienced runners as
well as beginners to the sport of cross country running

Nov
5
Fri
East Avenue Grocery Run 5K @ Third Presbyterian Church
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

Hunger is Real – The 2021 East Ave Grocery Run is Virtual for now! 

While we hope to have a live event this fall, at this point the event will be virtual. Should the decision be made to have a limited-participation live event, pre-registered participants will be given the live participation option on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the date you registered. We will stay in touch as plans evolve. Thank you for your loyal support and understanding!

And…Thanks to our generous sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers, the 2020 Virtual East Avenue Grocery Run raised more than $55,000 for Rochester-area food pantries. This money will provide nutritious meals to thousands of hungry seniors, children and families. in our community.  We are looking forward to another awesome Grocery Run on the first weekend in November, 2021. Check this page, like us on Facebook and follow eastavenuegroceryrun on Instagram – so you’ll be the first to know details as they develop! Thank you!

 
Please consider making a donation to help Rochester-area food pantries and emergency meal programs. 
 

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Consider becoming a sponsor!

​”Giving back to the Rochester community is a core value of SMP. Since 2013, our support of the East Avenue Grocery Run has exemplified our People First philosophy. Not only does the event raise funds for an honorable and deserving cause, it provides a fun, family friendly atmosphere and is extremely well organized. Sponsoring the Boogie for Broccoli children’s fun run enables SMP to promote physical activity and social consciousness among Rochester-area youth. Each year it is a pleasure to work with the East Avenue Grocery Run committee to support hunger-relief programs in our region.”

—​ Nikki ReynoldsWellness Director at SMP,
Grocery Run sponsor since 2013

 
 
 

Food drive in memory
​of Tom Ferraro

Tom Ferraro was a life long anti-hunger advocate, community leader, and the founder of Foodlink. During packet pickup, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Foodlink in his honor.
Thank you to Alesco Advisors for sponsoring the food drive!

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Nov
6
Sat
Schutt’s Cider Mile @ Schutt’s Apple Mill
Nov 6 all-day

Drink Cider | Run 1/4 Mile | Drink Cider | Run 1/4 Mile | Drink Cider | Run 1/4 Mile | Drink Cider | Run 1/4 Mile

Come run or walk an off-road mile through scenic Schutt’s Apple Mill orchards and enjoy four tasty 4 oz samples of cider along the way. Drink a sample, run a quarter mile, drink a sample, run a quarter mile, then repeat two more times. Both hard cider and regular apple cider will be offered. Under 21 will receive apple cider. Hard Cider (for those 21 and over, ID Req’d) or Regular Apple Cider. ID Required for those partaking in the Hard Cider.

Come enjoy this perfect fall event at Schutt’s Apple Mill, enjoy homemade Cider from Schutt’s, a long-time family-owned entity of Webster, NY. Then enjoy the farm and its offerings post-race.

A relaxed but FAST and DELICIOUS one-mile event

Nov
7
Sun
Barbecue Bash Half @ Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum (Tentative)
Nov 7 all-day

Sunday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. (Daylight Savings Time Ends – finalization of host agreement may allow us to move that to up to 90 minutes earlier; racers will be notified by November 1) Virtual option also available.
Charity Partner: Cartons for Christmas (Spencerport/Ogden, NY)
Food Theme: Barbecue
Shirt Cut-off: October 15, 2021 (Any registrations after this point are not guaranteed a shirt; the race may substitute another keepsake.)
Race Cut-off: 4 hours, 30 minutes

PGXC Cross Country – Race 5 @ FLCC - Finger Lakes Community College
Nov 7 all-day

The PGXC series is now in its 31st year offering the best post collegiate
cross country series in all the land for the most experienced runners as
well as beginners to the sport of cross country running

Nov
11
Thu
Stars & Stripes VeteRun 5K Presented by L3Harris @ Mendon Ponds Park, Stewart Lodge
Nov 11 all-day

Proceeds Support:
Honor Flight Rochester, Inc.

VeteRun 5K is a family-friendly event honoring our Veterans and Active Military. You can choose to participate in-person or virtually.

Nov
12
Fri
Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Stage Race @ Mendon Ponds Park (various spots over 3 days)
Nov 12 – Nov 14 all-day

Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Stage Race
A Trail Running Stage Race Over 3 Days

3 Mile Time Trail | 5.5 Mile Trail Run | 11 Mile Trail Run
You can do 1 race, 2 races or ALL 3 races!

STAGE #1 – Friday, November 12th at 4:30-6:00pm Start – 3 Mile Pond Road (Yes, this is a trail race!) (Headlamps req’d if racing in the dark)
STAGE #2 – Saturday, November 13th at 10:00am Start – 5.5 Mile Devils Bathtub, with infamous stair climb finish
STAGE #3 – Sunday, November 14th at 8:00am Start – The 11 Mile EPIC Stage

Nov
25
Thu
50th Webster Turkey Trot @ Parkview Lodge, Webster Park
Nov 25 all-day

Webster Turkey Trot Hybrid Event – Celebrating 50 years!
A Local Thanksgiving Day Classic since 1972!
4.4 Mile Race / 2.5 Mile Fun Run (In-Person and Virtual Options)

This 50-year-old tradition of Webster, NY was started by Jim May, former English Teacher, in Webster. Jim May started this event as a practice run for his Cross Country Team, as a way for them to get a workout on Thanksgiving Day. As the years progressed, the event grew to what it is today. Jim May’s former Cross Country Runner, Dave Boutillier, took over the reins of the race in the late 90′s under his Race Directing Company, YellowJacket Racing. Each year this race reminds Dave and many other former Webster residents of his youth and running the event annually.