Calendar

Apr
18
Sun
Anna’s Wish 5K Run/2.5K Walk @ Black Creek Park
Apr 18 – Jun 20 all-day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be held as a VIRTUAL 5k Run and 2.5k Walk. The race can be run, jogged or walked at any location you choose, on any date and time on or before June 20th. All participants will get a race shirt.

Apr
30
Fri
5K Your Way for Mother’s Day @ Virtual Event
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day

April 30 – May 2, 2021. Walk, run, stroll, roll, bike, swim, a 5k! Money raised will fund postage required to send Mother’s Day packages to the loved ones of deployed soldiers. Register at GoFundMe: 5k Your Way for Mother’s Day!

May
16
Sun
Power of Play 5K km @ Virtual event
May 16 @ 8:00 am – May 23 @ 9:00 pm

Everyone has the right to play! Join Inclusion in Motion in raising funds for our Virtual Power of Play 5K from May 16th-25th. Run, roll or walk a 5K, 1 mile or 50 meters. We are raising funds to build the first isUD certified inclusive playground in Canandaigua. We are encouraging running clubs to form teams. The first 100 people who register will have get a $10 certificate to Dicks.

May
23
Sun
Highland Hospital Lilac 10K @ Genesee Valley Park
May 23 all-day

The Lilac Run is BACK, May 23, 2021!

With an all new COVID safe format

It’s everyone’s FAVORITE race! The Lilac in-person 5K/10K marks the kick-off to the warm weather. This course winds along the Genesee River with a start and finish Genesee Valley Park. This year, we will also offer virtual options for the the Lilac 5k/10K.

 

Jun
4
Fri
13thirty Cancer Connect Bandana Bolt 5K @ Seneca Park
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day

Welcome back to the 9th Annual Bandana Bolt 5K!

All fitness levels welcome.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, 13thirty Cancer Connect will host the Bandana Bolt as a live and virtual event. This means our 13thirty Champions will run, jog, and walk #TogetherApart.

At this time, we are excited to offer a limited, live/in-person event (NYS residents only) at Seneca Park on Sunday, June 6, 2021! The live/in-person event is capped at 100 participants.

The 2020 Bandana Bolt looked a little different last year, but nearly 200 13thirty Champions across the U.S. helped teens and young adults with cancer cross the finish line. Anyone, anywhere can participate virtually again and enjoy a fun-filled race weekend.

By registering for this hybrid event, you are supporting 13thirty Cancer Connect and our mission to help teens and young adults impacted by cancer live their very best lives – today!

Jun
5
Sat
Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K @ Veterans Memorial Park
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am

The 4th annual Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K will be held on the weekend of Friday, June 4th to Sunday, June 6th. Our hope is to hold a live event on Saturday, June 5th at 8:00 am, starting and ending in Veterans Memorial Park on Calkins Road in Henrietta. We are also offering a virtual option for participants anytime over that weekend.

Proceeds from the race have directly led to the opening and continuation of the Kicking Hunger Food Pantry on East Henrietta Road in Henrietta. The pantry opened in late November and more information can be found at https://www.rhnet.org/. The race also provided over 1,800 bags of food to Rush-Henrietta Central School District families from March to August 2020.

Jun
14
Mon
Run For Their Lives KOP Virtual Race @ Virtual
Jun 14 – Jun 20 all-day

Keeping Our Promise Inc. invites you to participate in Run for their Lives – a Virtual Run Walk Bike Wheel or Ride Race to support our local Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) resettlement program. The race period will begin June 14th and end on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 5pm EDT to coincide with World Refugee Day. You can submit your race results anytime during this period. We want to honor the journey that our wartime allies endured in order to resettle in the Rochester area. For some of our SIV friends, this journey took years while their lives and those of their family members were in immediate danger as a direct result of having supported the wartime efforts of the United States.

Your participation in this event will directly benefit the SIVs that resettle in the Rochester, New York area by raising funds so that we can continue to provide them with a comprehensive resettlement program that includes: paying for their first month’s rent and security, fully furnishing their new home and offering a modest car grant among other services.

The registration cost is $35 per participant. Each registrant will receive a race t-shirt. The t-shirt guarantee registration deadline is May 24, 2021, but registration will remain open until June 20, 2021.

Aug
14
Sat
Daniel’s Race 5K @ Churchville-Chili Middle School
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The race this year will be held on August 14, 2021 at Churchville-Chili Middle School. In-person registration will begin at 8:30am and the race will begin at 9:30am. Our hope is to hold an in-person race this year. If we need to move the race virtual because of COVID-19 we will let all registrants know as soon as possible.

www.daniels5k.com

Oct
2
Sat
MCC @ MCC's 5K virtual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Oct 2 all-day

Homecoming Fun for the entire family! The Monroe Community College Foundation is sponsoring the virtual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021. The race begins at 10:00 with pre-race activities beginning at 9:30. The event is a virtual event. The event includes commemorative t-shirt and special race challenges. Early registration – $20 by September 28; thereafter $30; Current MCC students – $10. Register at www.monroecc.edu/go/5k or call 585-292-3680.

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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​”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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