Join us for this super-cool, mid-week, low-key fun trail race series at different parks around Monroe County. There are 5 races offered from April-August. You can register for each race separately, or commit to the entire series. All of the races will have a wave start, with the first wave in each of the first five races being at 6:30pm.
Race 1 – Wed, April 8, 2020 – Mendon Ponds Park – Devil’s Bathtub
Race 2 – Wed, May 6, 2020 – Durand Eastman Park – Magnolia Shelter
Race 3 – Wed, June 10, 2020 – Lucien Morin Park
Race 4 – Wed, July 8, 2020 – Webster Park – Parkview Lodge
Race 5 – Wed, August 12, 2020 – Black Creek Park, Woodside Lodge
What Single Race Participants Get
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Plenty of post race food after the event
Door prizes after each race (must be present to win)
What Series Participants Get
(Series registrations must be completed Race #2, May 6, 2020)
5 crazy-fun races
Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
Plenty of post race food after each event
Door prizes after each race (must be present to win)
Overall and Age Group Awards given out for series scoring after the last race
Short Sleeve T-Shirt (unisex sizing)
Boots and Ellen (Owners of YellowJacket Racing) got to go on a tour of the property, so unique and to them beautiful in its own way. Some spots have so much piping going between buildings it almost feels like you are in a tunnel. The property was (and still is) the home of Eastman Kodak, among several other corporations. Once upon a time, this property housed much of Kodak’s manufacturing, research and industry. This property was like a forbidden land for runners. Unless you worked on the property you don’t normally get to see the expansive industry that occurs there for Rochester. And now it’s gates are opening to runners and walkers at Made in the ROC 5K/10K. Today, known as Eastman Business Park, is the home to various industries including energy, food & beverage, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plastics, roll to roll manufacturing and photonics. It employs thousands and creates products and services right here in Rochester, NY.
Both courses will run UNDER Ridge Road. They’ll go past George Eastman’s Memorial where his ashes are buried, past Kodak’s oldest building, along with several other corporations. This course exhibits beauty via its industrial and creatively engineered buildings and infrastructure. You can feel the productivity, imaginativeness and inventiveness throughout the campus.
The idea is to celebrate all that has been created in the ROC in the past, present and future. #madeintheroc
Finisher medals – to commemorate the Original Kodak Brownie camera
Chip timing by YellowJacket Racing
Premium blend cotton short sleeved t-shirts to all registrants by August 3rd plus the next 100 registered.
Plenty of post-race food for all participants
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.
The Lehigh Valley Trail is the former home to one of the most celebrated American railroads of all time: The Lehigh Valley — home of the famous Black Diamond Express passenger train, which ran from New York to Buffalo.
While the land that comprises the Lehigh Valley Trail is owned by Monroe County Parks, this rails-to-trails project was created by (and is maintained, year-round by) a small but passionate non-profit group called the Mendon Foundation, and we at the Mendon Foundation depend on privately-collected donations and volunteer help to mow, groom and improve it so that you can continue to enjoy it, year-round, for walking, hiking, biking, running, and more.
If you’re a runner, one of the best ways you can support the Trail and the Mendon Foundation is to run the Black Diamond Express Races, on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
The 5K is the 6th race in the Rochester Runner of the Year Series!
The Potato Run, 10K (Virtual), Part of the West of the River Series: Races may sign up for individual races)
Friday, September 4, 12 a.m. through Sunday, September 6, 11:59 p.m. (Labor Day Weekend); road, trail, living room carpet, treadmill: you choose!
Charity Partner: Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf (Greece, NY)
Food Theme: Potato Topping Kit + Coupon from Sunscape Farms for a Free Quart of Potatoes (Must redeem coupon in person)
Shirt Cut-off: September 6
Estimated Mailing of Swag and Earned Extras: September 19, 2020
If you live outside the US, please note there may be additional postage required, which we won’t know until after we weigh the final parcel.
What You Get
*medal with your name engraved on the back for each race
*technical race shirts (short sleeve for June Jaunt, tank for The Potato Run, and long-sleeve for Barbecue Bash Half)
*food-themed kits appropriate to each race
*series participants get a preparation and recovery kit with their June Jaunt shipment
*reduced price training, should you choose to add it (discounted from normal pricing and even more when training for two or all three with us)
*opportunities to earn points that get you more swag and chances to win random prizes
*a race-specific recipe contest with non-vegan and vegan categories
*subsequent PDF of the race cookbook
*chance to make a donation to our Charity Partners for each would-be host town
*20% discount on any order at Foot Kinetics
*series Facebook group (racers need not be registered for the whole series)
- 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.
The Crosswinds 5K Run/Walk is a community outreach event to benefit the Patient Needs Fund at Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Sands Cancer Center at UR Medicine Thompson Health in Canandaigua, NY. This Fund helps Sands Cancer Center patients who are undergoing active treatment and have identified financial constraints. It assists with the unexpected costs of a long illness, providing financial assistance for necessities such as groceries, automobile fuel for transportation to/from medical appointments, and specialized medical needs.
We have raised over $60,000 thru this event.
See our story on 13WHAM.com
The Oak Tree is run annually on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in beautiful historic Geneseo, NY.
The first Oak Tree Race was held in 2005 to raise money to support the conservation work of the not-for-profit Genesee Valley Conservancy. The event has since grown into a premier event in Western New York.
100% of race proceeds continue to raise funds for conservation each year. The event consists of a Half Marathon, 5K, and free kids fun runs.
The half marathon is the 7th race in the Rochester Runner of the Year series!
Join us for the 2020 Heritage Hero with fun new twists! Register today for the 5K or 10K runs, the one-mile walk, the newly added 40K bicycle race or the Super Hero Duathlon.
There is also an option for a 5 week Speed Program with weekly in person coached workouts to get you to your next PR!
At the Heritage Hero, we recognize those heroes who make us proud and help us become better people. Their warm spirit and positive outlook inspires everyone around them. Honor a family member enlisted in the armed forces, or a survivor of a serious illness. Maybe you’ll participate for a loved one whose spirit burns brightly despite their passing.
By supporting the Heritage Hero, you’re helping people live the best life possible — one that’s full of compassion and dignity. That’s why we fundraise every year to grow the Heritage Christian Services Foundation. Your support makes a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, today and in the future.
The Kids Marathon is a great way for kids 12 and under to participate in marathon weekend. As a participant, your child will run or walk the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of five weeks.
The Rochester 5K takes you on a unique 3.1 mile tour through the heart of Rochester giving participants the chance to run on the Inner Loop!
Begins and finishes at Frontier Field
Runner and walker friendly
Capped at 800 runners/walkers