Made in the ROC 5K/10K @ Eastman Business Park
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am

Boots and Ellen (Owners of YellowJacket Racing) got to go on a tour of the property, so unique and to them beautiful in its own way. Some spots have so much piping going between buildings it almost feels like you are in a tunnel. The property was (and still is) the home of Eastman Kodak, among several other corporations. Once upon a time, this property housed much of Kodak’s manufacturing, research and industry. This property was like a forbidden land for runners. Unless you worked on the property you don’t normally get to see the expansive industry that occurs there for Rochester. And now it’s gates are opening to runners and walkers at Made in the ROC 5K/10K. Today, known as Eastman Business Park, is the home to various industries including energy, food & beverage, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plastics, roll to roll manufacturing and photonics. It employs thousands and creates products and services right here in Rochester, NY.

Both courses will run UNDER Ridge Road. They’ll go past George Eastman’s Memorial where his ashes are buried, past Kodak’s oldest building, along with several other corporations. This course exhibits beauty via its industrial and creatively engineered buildings and infrastructure. You can feel the productivity, imaginativeness and inventiveness throughout the campus.

The idea is to celebrate all that has been created in the ROC in the past, present and future. #madeintheroc

Amenities Include:

Finisher medals – to commemorate the Original Kodak Brownie camera
Chip timing by YellowJacket Racing
Premium blend cotton short sleeved t-shirts to all registrants by August 3rd plus the next 100 registered.
Plenty of post-race food for all participants

Daniel’s Run 5K @ Churchville Chili Middle School
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Our 5K is in remembrance of Daniel Myslivecek, who lost his battle with Melanoma at the age of 16. A friend of Daniel’s organized the first 5K in 2005 to help the family with medical costs. Daniel ran in that first race and died 4 months later from his illness. The 5K has continued with the support of our community and each year the proceeds are given to a family or organization that helps children with a life-threatening illness while heightening Melanoma awareness. Our organization has also partnered with the Golisano Children’s Hospital. In a three year period we raised $25,000 for support of the hospital and are fortunate enough to have a piece of the hospital in Daniel’s name.  

This is the second race in the Rochester Runner of the Year Series.

Black Diamond Express Half Marathon & 5K @ Lehigh Valley Trail - Mendon to Rush
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Lehigh Valley Trail is the former home to one of the most celebrated American railroads of all time: The Lehigh Valley — home of the famous Black Diamond Express passenger train, which ran from New York to Buffalo.

While the land that comprises the Lehigh Valley Trail is owned by Monroe County Parks, this rails-to-trails project was created by (and is maintained, year-round by) a small but passionate non-profit group called the Mendon Foundation, and we at the Mendon Foundation depend on privately-collected donations and volunteer help to mow, groom and improve it so that you can continue to enjoy it, year-round, for walking, hiking, biking, running, and more.

If you’re a runner, one of the best ways you can support the Trail and the Mendon Foundation is to run the Black Diamond Express Races, on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

The 5K is the 6th race in the Rochester Runner of the Year Series!

First Responders 5K Presented by L3Harris Technologies @ Webster Fireman's Field
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm
  • The First Responders 5K will recognize the strength, perseverance, and courage of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, 911 Operators and their families in our local community. First Responders put their lives on the line for us every day as they face hardships that most of us will never know. The repetitive negative experience of stressful and potentially traumatic events that First Responders face on a daily basis leaves them particularly vulnerable to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We hope that this event can raise awareness for PTSD in First Responders, and raise funds for the FRST Agency, a local charity that will provide support, awareness, assets, and services to First Responders seeking assistance in dealing with the effects of PTSD. Join us as we recognize the service and sacrifice of the people who dedicate their lives to protecting ours.

Participation Perks Include:
Chip Timing
Results posted online
Post- Race food and live music
Finisher Medals
Short Sleeve Cotton Shirts available for $10, orders must be placed by August 18.
Live music

Crosswinds 5K @ Crosswinds Wesleyan Church
Sep 5 all-day

The Crosswinds 5K Run/Walk is a community outreach event to benefit the Patient Needs Fund at Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Sands Cancer Center at UR Medicine Thompson Health in Canandaigua, NY. This Fund helps Sands Cancer Center patients who are undergoing active treatment and have identified financial constraints. It assists with the unexpected costs of a long illness, providing financial assistance for necessities such as groceries, automobile fuel for transportation to/from medical appointments, and specialized medical needs.

We have raised over $60,000 thru this event.

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Rochester 5K & Kids Marathon @ Frontier Field
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am

The Kids Marathon is a great way for kids 12 and under to participate in marathon weekend. As a participant, your child will run or walk the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of five weeks.

The Rochester 5K takes you on a unique 3.1 mile tour through the heart of Rochester giving participants the chance to run on the Inner Loop!

Begins and finishes at Frontier Field
Runner and walker friendly
Capped at 800 runners/walkers

Iron Angel 5K (XC) @ Center Park--Perinton (behind Perinton community center)
Sep 27 all-day

This 5K–plus kids’ race and 1 mile fun run–benefits the work of the Iron Angel Foundation in memory of Heather Boyum. It’s a fun, family-friendly event and always a beautiful day! Please go to the Iron Angel Foundation website for more details and information.

Monroe Community College 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships @ Monroe Community College 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Oct 3 all-day
  • Join us to help raise funds for student scholarships! The event is a race on a premier scenic course on a flat surface at Monroe Community College. The course is certified to be accurate by USATF #NY14122KL. The rain or shine Walk/Run begins at 11:00 with pre-race activities and registration beginning at 9:30 The event includes a commemorative t-shirt, children’s activities, chair massages, free on-site parking and more!
    You can pick up your race packet on October 1st at Monroe Community College, Building 3-121 or at registration day of race.
Running with the Angels 10k and 5k Races @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Oct 3 all-day

This is the 7th year of the Running with the Angels race(s).

•The 10k route is very diverse and challenging – 1 mile cross-country, 3 miles on the Lehigh Valley Trail, and the rest on local roads.
•The 5k route is a friendly, flat road course through the quiet neighborhood around St. Peter’s.
•The 10K starts at 9:00 am and the 5K starts at 9:15 am

Race details:
•Runners praise the great selection of food we offer after the race. This includes BBQ chicken, pizza, homemade soups, and much, much more.
•We honor a founder of the race by contributing proceeds to the Wendell Hercules Scholarship Fund, an annual award to graduating members of the Church moving on to college.
•Please come join us for great food, great people, and a great run.

The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon @ The Virtual Women's Half Marathon
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day

The Virtual Women’s Half Marathon (+ 10K, 5K, Double and Triple Challenge) is like no other virtual event! Join thousands of like-minded women for an inspiring weekend full of fun and camaraderie. Run, walk, skip, jump or race! Don’t miss out, sign up today and join the fun!