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.

Heritage Hero Run + Stroll + Roll @ Seabreeze Amuzement Park
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm

The Heritage Hero is a walk, 5K race and all new 10K race that supports people with developmental disabilities, children and seniors through the work of Heritage Christian Services. The event will again be hosted for the second year in a row at the ever popular Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester! We invite you to come out and race and/or walk and then enjoy a day of fun all of the rides and slides!

At the Heritage Hero, we recognize those heroes who make us proud and help us become better people. Their warm spirit and positive outlook on life inspires everyone around them. Honor a family member enlisted in the armed forces, or a survivor of a serious illness. Maybe you’ll participate for a loved one whose spirit burns brightly despite their passing.

By supporting the Heritage Hero, you’re helping people live the best life possible – one that’s full of compassion and dignity. That’s why we fundraise every year to grow the Heritage Christian Services Foundation. Your support makes a difference in the lives of people today and in the future. Thank you for your continued support for Heritage Christian Services.

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.


Grocery Run 5K
Nov 2 all-day

3.1 Miles