Pineway Ponds Park 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Run/Walk @ Pineway Ponds Park
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am


Prior to August 23- $25; shirt guaranteed.
August 23- September 18- $30; shirt first come, first served (limited supply available)
September 19-25- $35; shirt first come, first served (limited supply available)
Location: Pineway Ponds Park, Spencerport NY. Our course is certified to be accurate by USATF #NY15107KL. 5K Race is primarily roads, beginning and ending at Pineway Ponds Park.
Current COVID-safe guidelines and maximums will be in place (and emailed to pre-registered participants). No refunds or transfers.

Prior to August 23- $20; shirt guaranteed.
On/After August 23- September 18- $25; shirt first come, first served (limited supply available)
September 19-26- $30; shirt first come, first served (limited supply available)
No refunds or transfers.

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.

Monroe Community College’s 15th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships @ Monroe Community College
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Homecoming Fun for the entire family! The Monroe Community College Foundation is sponsoring both an on-campus and virtual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships. The on-campus race is Saturday, October 2; registration at 9:00 a.m.; race begins at 10:00 and will be timed by Robinhood Racing. The virtual event will be held over Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3 and will not be timed The event includes commemorative tshirt and special race challenges. Early registration – $20 by September 28; thereafter $30; Current MCC students – $10. Register at or call 585-685-6020.

Monster Scramble 5K/10K: Rochester @ Mt. Hope Cemetery
Oct 3 all-day

In October, adults and children alike will lace up their running shoes to participate in the National MS Society’s chip-timed, Halloween-themed 5K/10K fundraising event, full of chills and thrills, spooky costumes, and sweet treats. The event will also include a one-mile family fun walk. The run will include official timing and scoring, with prizes for the top male, female, and youth winners. Costumes are encouraged! Prizes will also be awarded for best adult, child, and group costume. Use the code WICKEDFUN to save $5 on your registration fee!

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.

RUN until their voices are heard @ YWCA of Genesee County
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Our 1st Annual 5k will focus on the silence that victims face in an abusive relationship. There are many reasons why victims stay in a domestic violence situation. YWCA of Genesee County is the sole provider of domestic violence services in Genesee County. Come join us to support survivors and break the silence! Let their voices be heard! Please consider donating even if you are not planning to participate in the race. Visit our website at to find out more about our services.

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!


Adirondack Health Turkey Trot @ The Beach House
Nov 25 all-day

Join us for Adirondack Health’s 12th Annual Turkey Trot! This flat 5K walk/run starts at 8:30 am on Thursday, November 25th(Thanksgiving Day) at the Beach House in Lake Placid, NY. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local school food pantries and Adirondack Health’s Fit for Life Program.

Participants can pre-register by November 23rd for $25 on A special online only group rate of $75 for groups of 4 is also available through Kids 12 and under are FREE and do NOT need to pre-register. Please bring 3 non-perishable food items on the day of the race to donate to local school food pantries. Register online by November 23rd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Race day registration costs $30 per entry and $100 for a group of four. Registration begins at 6:30 am and closes promptly at 8:00 am. Pre-race check-in is the evening of November 24th from 4-6 pm at the Beach House. Race day check-in is November 25th from 6:30-8 am. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place overall male and female finishers. If you can “stuff the turkey,” or, in other words, beat the mystery Turkey Runner to the finish line, you can receive bragging rights at your Thanksgiving table! Kindly please leave Fido at home.