- The First Responders 5K will recognize the strength, perseverance, and courage of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, 911 Operators and their families in our local community. First Responders put their lives on the line for us every day as they face hardships that most of us will never know. The repetitive negative experience of stressful and potentially traumatic events that First Responders face on a daily basis leaves them particularly vulnerable to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We hope that this event can raise awareness for PTSD in First Responders, and raise funds for the FRST Agency, a local charity that will provide support, awareness, assets, and services to First Responders seeking assistance in dealing with the effects of PTSD. Join us as we recognize the service and sacrifice of the people who dedicate their lives to protecting ours.
Participation Perks Include:
Results posted online
Post- Race food and live music
Short Sleeve Cotton Shirts available for $10, orders must be placed by August 18.
This 5K–plus kids’ race and 1 mile fun run–benefits the work of the Iron Angel Foundation in memory of Heather Boyum. It’s a fun, family-friendly event and always a beautiful day! Please go to the Iron Angel Foundation website for more details and information.
A Family-Friendly Halloween-Themed 5k
Cash Prizes to Top 3 Male and Female ($150, $100, $75)
A portion of proceeds benefit the Rochester Youth Sports Foundation.
Don’t Forget to Wear a Costume!
Chip timing including net time for the 5k (The time it takes for you to cross the timing mats at the start is subtracted from your official gun time to get your net time). Note: As per USATF rule 163 we do not use this as your official time for awards, it is provided by us to you as an additional service.
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 in the following week
Premium blend cotton long sleeved t-shirts to all 5k registrants by October 1st plus the next 250 registered. Shirt sizes are only guaranteed if registered by October 1st.
Plenty of post-race food for all participants including bagels, doughnut holes, cookies, pretzels, and bananas.
All Kids Run Wild & 5K finishers will receive a finisher medal!
YellowJacket Racing/Fleet Feet introduce VeteRun 5K presented by L3Harris Technologies
VeteRun 5K is a family-friendly event honoring our Veterans and Active Military.
Honor Flight Rochester, Inc.
Live results posted online
Live text and email results
Finish line video integrated into the results within the following week
Military branch specific race bibs
Premium blend cotton t-shirt to all those registered by 10/28/20, plus the next 150.