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!
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 Reynolds, Wellness Director at SMP,
Food drive in memory
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 Active.com. A special online only group rate of $75 for groups of 4 is also available through active.com. 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.