Head For The Cure 5K _ Rochester @ Genesee Valley Park
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am
  • Brain Cancer Charity 5K run/Walk at the RoundHouse Shelter location at Genesee Valley Park. Family friendly, we will have kids races and every participant will receive a stech-shirt and medal for participating.
Ugandan Water Project 5K Walk & Run @ Rand Lodge Powder Mills Park
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am

Join UWP for our 11th Annual 5K Walk & Run on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 in Powder Mills Park! There are lots of ways to participate – you can volunteer at the race, register to walk or run, or be a sponsored runner and fundraise with a team! Online registration begins February 1st at

Each year the 5K raises $25,000-$35,000 to help fund the mission of UWP throughout the year. The event brings out 400-500 runners, walkers, volunteers and friends to cheer them on! The 5K is an energetic, family-friendly event with live music, refreshments, prizes and a 1K Kids Fun Run.

Daniel’s Run 5K @ Churchville Chili Middle School
Apr 18 @ 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.

Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge @ Blue Cross Arena
Apr 19 @ 7:30 am

The Half Marathon and Relay Course tours the Central and South East part of Rochester including the historical homes of Susan B Anthony and George Eastman, many mansions of East Avenue, the quaint Park Avenue neighborhood, the picturesque Highland Park Area plus historic Mt Hope Cemetery and Genesee River Path. The 5K incorporates the Susan B Anthony Neighborhood and Downtown Rochester. Come experience the richness of the “Flower City”!

River Run 5k @ Genesee Valley Park - Roundhouse Shelter
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

On Sunday April 26, 2020, the Strong Memorial Hospital Transplant Programs and the Friends of Strong will host the 19th Annual Rochester River 5k Run and Walk. We are hosting this event during Organ Donor Awareness Month, which will give us an opportunity to promote organ donation in our community. The money raised from the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K directly benefits heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas patients when these needs arise. Patients often experience financial hardships while awaiting and receiving a transplant, or following through with expensive anti-rejection and life sustaining medication regimens post-transplant.

Teen Challenge Connecticut Freedom Runners 5k @ East Rock Park
May 2 @ 9:00 am

We are holding a 5k to support Teen Challenge Connecticut. We are a 15 month drug and alcohol rehab program. All the proceeds will go towards scholarship funds to ensure that if someone cannot afford treatment that they don’t have to pay.

ADP Helmet Heroes Race to Benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury @ Stewart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

5k/10k run through beautiful Mendon Ponds Park. Mostly trail, some park roads. All proceeds go to the Hickok Center for Brain Injury. Music, silent auction and more. Cash awards for the top overall male and female in each race. Join as a team for a discount. See for info.

Lilac Run 5 & 10K & Dunkin’ Dash @ Highland Avenue across from St. John's Home
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for the Lilac Run 5K, 10K and Dunkin’ Dash! 

We are proud to partner with the USATF and offer the 10K as a USATF Niagara 10K Championship Race.  Established in 1979, the 5K and 10K race will restore your faith in Mother Nature and re-invigorate your workouts for the summer season ahead. The famous lilac gardens of Highland Park, also the backdrop for the event’s after-party, mark the beginning and end of the races. With the aroma of 1500 lilacs filling the air, runners start out heading east on Highland Avenue, move through the rolling hills of the park and then turn south through the residential town of Brighton before returning back through the park.  Enjoy the Lilac Run After Party in front of the Sahlen’s Center Stage with live music, bagels, coffee and snacks!  Pancake breakfast, beer, mimosas and Bellinis will be available for purchase.  All children in the 5K or 10K that are 6 and under are free (discount appears at checkout).

The Dunkin’ Dash is back again in it’s 4th Edition!  This race is for both the competitive racer and occasional runner/walker, and provides an opportunity for participants of all ages to help benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center while having fun!  Participants will race a half a mile to the donut pit-stop where they will get a box of Munchkins® to either stuff their face or carry back to the finish line, totaling a 1 mile trip!

The 10K is the 3rd race in the Rochester Runner of the Year series!

RUN585 – The Big Run 5K @ Genesee Waterways Center
Jun 3 @ 6:45 pm

Join us for a mid-week, low-key road race series at Genesee Valley Park. There are 3 races offered from June-August, each with a unique course and common finish line. All of the races support the Genesee Waterways programs.

Race 1 – Wed, June 3, 2020 – The Big Run 5K – Global Running Day
Race 2 – Wed, July 15, 2020 – Summer in the City 8K
Race 3 – Wed, August 5, 2020 – Hot Summer Night 5K

Series Registration (all 3 races) is capped at 650!
Individual race registration is capped at 150 each!
What Series Participants Get
(Series registrations must be completed Race #1, June 3, 2020)
3 crazy-fun races
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Post race BBQ, beer, & live music
Awards to the Overall and 5 year Age Group winners
Finisher medals for each race
Soft-Sided Cooler

What Individual Participants Get
(even if registering for all 3 races individually)
Crazy-fun races
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Post race BBQ, beer, & live music
Awards to the Overall and 5 year age group winners
Finisher medal
12oz. glow in the dark stadium cup

On June 3, all Fleet Feet locations will participate in the The Big Run, a nationwide event coinciding with Global Running Day.

We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways:

You get to join Fleet Feet communities across the country participating in a nationally-coordinated event in different locations all on the same day.
It’s on a Wednesday — who couldn’t use a mid-week pump-up
Finisher medal — Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.
We know some people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks). Let’s just say, we’re planning some fun raffle giveaways and category prizes.

Brighton Chamber of Commerce 5K @ Brighton High School
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

The Town of Brighton 4th of July Celebration kicks off with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce 5K at the Brighton High School. This is a flat and fast 5K and has cash prizes to the overall finishers courtesy of Fleet Feet!

1st Place Overall Male/Female – $100
2nd Place Overall Male/Female – $75
3rd Place Overall Male/Female – $50

Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Live Text and Email results as your finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
Finish line video integrated into the results the following week
Plenty of post race food
Premium blend cotton t-shirts to all participants registered by June 15, 2020 and the next 300 registrants