East Avenue Grocery Run @ Third Presbyterian Church
Nov 4 all-day

The 14th annual East Avenue Grocery Run to benefit Rochester-area food pantries – November 4, 2023!

Join us in-person or virtually for the Grocery Run 5k and 1 mile run/walk to benefit local food pantries! In-person participants can choose our fast, flat 5k course down East Avenue and along the Riverway Trail, or a quick 1-mile out and back on beautiful East Avenue. The live events start at 8:30 a.m. on November 4th, 2023 at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester. Virtual participants can choose any distance to run, bike, walk or stroll and complete their event anytime, anywhere November 3rd – 5th.

Either way, you’ll feel great knowing your entire registration fee will go directly to Rochester-area organizations providing food, hope and dignity for hungry people.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers, the 2022 Grocery Run raised more than $57,000 for Rochester-area food pantries. We hope to do even better this year! Please join us and make a difference!

Barbecue Bash Quarters @ Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum (SD&CM)
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Barbecue Bash Quarters is a walker-friendly and diet sensitive race with a unique distance feature. Racers choose at registration how many quarters of a marathon they will do: 1-4, 6.55 miles to 26.2 miles. Come race day, if the distance you chose isn’t quite what you’re up to, instead of a DNF (did not finish) and no medal, racers can drop down to the number of laps they were able to complete. As long as you get at least one done, you’ve done BBQ! Part of the West of the River Series, by Obatron Productions/Obatron Fitness, Barbecue Bash Quarters starts at the front of Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum, runs along the canal for an out-and-back portion, returns passed the start line, and ventures out into the residential roads of Spencerport. You need not enter other races to register for this one, but it makes a great challenge to do more!

The generous 7-hour cutoff time means anyone capable of a keeping a 1-hour, 4-minute, 7-sceond per mile pace will be on time for the 1-Quarter race! Pace for 2: 32 minutes, 4 seconds; Pace for 3: 21 minutes, 22 seconds; Pace for 4: 16 minutes, 2 seconds. After crossing the finish line, you’ll get a medal and barbecue goodies! We’ll have pulled pork and chicken, corn bread, and baked potatoes with toppings catered by our Premier Prize Sponsor, Texas Barbecue Joint, as well as rolls, assorted chips, assorted cookies, and other items besides Gatorade and water.

Everyone gets a single-serve Barbecue Kit as part of their race goodies and there’s a free raffle for racers and volunteers.