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.

GRTC’s Terrain Trio Virtual Series
Jun 13 @ 12:00 am – Jul 3 @ 11:45 pm

Three races, three terrains, three weeks to complete and report!  Events include a 1600m run on a regulation high school or college track of your choice, a trail 5k at Mendon Ponds Park, and an out and back 10k on the Erie Canal path*.  The 5k and 10k are set courses which will be provided in detail upon registration.  

When you complete an event, you will submit your results including your Garmin, Strava, Nike App, MapMyRun, or whatever electronic results you use.  If you do not use electronic tracking, contact us and we will make other arrangements.

Participation in the Trifecta also gives you free entry to our membership picnic on July 24th where we will award prizes and giveaways!  

*The out and back, though not everyone’s favorite, is the most sensible way to complete a virtual “road-like” race where you won’t be affected by traffic and you won’t get lost. 


If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
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.

The Rotten Egg Run @ The Rotten Egg Run
Jun 19 all-day

This is a 5k & Fun Run Mile on the streets of beautiful Clifton Springs, NY. The Sulphur Springs that runs throughout the village is the reason for the name, and medals do reflect our unique mascot! Please join us and help support two wonderful non-for-profit groups in our community!

13th Annual Young and Wyld 5K Race @ Honeoye Falls
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

The course travels a relatively flat route through the historic Village of Honeoye Falls.

With its annually scheduled date of the first Wednesday in August this race offers a great opportunity to:

incorporate it into your training schedule,
serve as a team-building activity for your organization,
help students keep in touch during the summer with an activity
have family and friends enjoy a fun evening activity together.
Gather your friends, co-workers, neighbors and families, your strollers and walkers and join us at the 13th Annual Young & Wyld 5K Race for an evening filled with
fitness and fun!
Please contact the Race Director, Lesley Terry ( or Dustin Bailey Rochester East Young Life Area Director ( with any questions.

Special pricing available for families of 4 or more upon request via mail -in registration- contact for details.

Free T-shirt to the 1st 50 participants registered by July 15, 2021.

Note: mail-in registration closes down on July 26, 2021- must be postmarked by July 26. If you still want to register after this deadline, you can do so on line or in person at the Race starting at 5:15 PM August 4. Also check our race page for run sign up registration. Registration price increases after July 26, 2021.

Proceeds to benefit Young Life! Young Life thinks the world of teens. We believe that they deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. They walk along side kids as they navigate through their teen years. Young Life is also all about fun. From Club and Camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have a blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends. Learn more about Young Life in the Rochester East area at:

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.

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 or call 585-292-3680.

Sunshine Camp Trail Mix (5K and 10K) @ Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunshine Camp Trail Mix is a 5K and 10K race, walk and roll that supports children and young adults with disabilities who take advantage of Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus, a fully accessible summer camp in Rush, N.Y. This third-annual event will provide an exclusive opportunity to see some of the 157 acres of this private camp – through a mix of paved sidewalks and natural dirt trails. Participants will receive a t-shirt with registration and be eligible to win prizes in their race division.

Sunshine Campus is the only local camp of its kind that gives children with special needs unique overnight camping experiences. Please join us for this inaugural event … and help kids with disabilities just be kids while at summer camp, without any barriers to fun.

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. 






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!