Anna’s Wish 5K Run/2.5K Walk @ Black Creek Park
Apr 18 – Jun 20 all-day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be held as a VIRTUAL 5k Run and 2.5k Walk. The race can be run, jogged or walked at any location you choose, on any date and time on or before June 20th. All participants will get a race shirt.

5K Your Way for Mother’s Day @ Virtual Event
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day

April 30 – May 2, 2021. Walk, run, stroll, roll, bike, swim, a 5k! Money raised will fund postage required to send Mother’s Day packages to the loved ones of deployed soldiers. Register at GoFundMe: 5k Your Way for Mother’s Day!

GRTC Speed Clinic @ Center Park West
May 12 @ 5:45 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our longstanding GRTC Spring Track Clinic will be back up and running this spring. If you are coming out of COVID hibernation and interested in improving your running skills this year, make a commitment to come out for this great program. This 7week course under coaching of Mike Reif and Carolyn Smith Hanna (both GRTC HOF members) is one of the “gems” of GRTC membership. Starting this year on Wednesday night 5/12/21, it will run for 7 consecutive Wednesday nights at Center Park in Perinton. If you have done the clinic before you know the quality and fun of this great activity. If you have never done it before, don’t miss out for 2021. Over the 7 weeks, all aspects of training and the principles necessary to improve your running are covered. This is an opportunity for runners of all levels to learn how to optimally train for and improve their times in any distance and event. As importantly, it is also an immense amount of fun and provides great running comradery. The total cost remains a modest $45 for GRTC members. Non members are $65, but that includes the $20 for one year of GRTC membership.  We will of course be observing the “usual” COVID precautions with masks and social distance that we have all gotten used to. Sign up today at the runsignup link below and don’t miss out on this great program. You will be glad you did.

Power of Play 5K km @ Virtual event
May 16 @ 8:00 am – May 23 @ 9:00 pm

Everyone has the right to play! Join Inclusion in Motion in raising funds for our Virtual Power of Play 5K from May 16th-25th. Run, roll or walk a 5K, 1 mile or 50 meters. We are raising funds to build the first isUD certified inclusive playground in Canandaigua. We are encouraging running clubs to form teams. The first 100 people who register will have get a $10 certificate to Dicks.

Highland Hospital Lilac 10K @ Genesee Valley Park
May 23 all-day

The Lilac Run is BACK, May 23, 2021!

With an all new COVID safe format

It’s everyone’s FAVORITE race! The Lilac in-person 5K/10K marks the kick-off to the warm weather. This course winds along the Genesee River with a start and finish Genesee Valley Park. This year, we will also offer virtual options for the the Lilac 5k/10K.


13thirty Cancer Connect Bandana Bolt 5K @ Seneca Park
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day

Welcome back to the 9th Annual Bandana Bolt 5K!

All fitness levels welcome.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, 13thirty Cancer Connect will host the Bandana Bolt as a live and virtual event. This means our 13thirty Champions will run, jog, and walk #TogetherApart.

At this time, we are excited to offer a limited, live/in-person event (NYS residents only) at Seneca Park on Sunday, June 6, 2021! The live/in-person event is capped at 100 participants.

The 2020 Bandana Bolt looked a little different last year, but nearly 200 13thirty Champions across the U.S. helped teens and young adults with cancer cross the finish line. Anyone, anywhere can participate virtually again and enjoy a fun-filled race weekend.

By registering for this hybrid event, you are supporting 13thirty Cancer Connect and our mission to help teens and young adults impacted by cancer live their very best lives – today!

Charlie McMullen 1 Mile
Jun 4 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

McMullen Mile 2021:  New Date: June 4, 2021

Hello runners! Due to the current situation, we are contemplating options for the McMullen Mile 2021. There are many unknowns currently, such as venue and timer availability, sponsorship, and the reopening of public group events.  Though we are hoping to reschedule, we cannot choose a new date at this time and we may have to cancel. We will do our best to keep you promptly updated and informed. Any registration money will be refunded in the event we have to cancel. We appreciate your understanding and hope you are all staying safe and well!

Sincerely, Carol Bischoff – Race Director


Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K @ Veterans Memorial Park
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am

The 4th annual Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K will be held on the weekend of Friday, June 4th to Sunday, June 6th. Our hope is to hold a live event on Saturday, June 5th at 8:00 am, starting and ending in Veterans Memorial Park on Calkins Road in Henrietta. We are also offering a virtual option for participants anytime over that weekend.

Proceeds from the race have directly led to the opening and continuation of the Kicking Hunger Food Pantry on East Henrietta Road in Henrietta. The pantry opened in late November and more information can be found at The race also provided over 1,800 bags of food to Rush-Henrietta Central School District families from March to August 2020.

Rochester Mile @ Rochester NY
Jun 12 @ 7:40 pm

Name:  Rochester 1 Mile Road Race- USATF Masters National Championships
Details:   The Rochester Mile is a fun and exciting edition to the Rochester
Twilight Criterium with Local and Elite Pro divisions 

Run For Their Lives KOP Virtual Race @ Virtual
Jun 14 – Jun 20 all-day

Keeping Our Promise Inc. invites you to participate in Run for their Lives – a Virtual Run Walk Bike Wheel or Ride Race to support our local Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) resettlement program. The race period will begin June 14th and end on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 5pm EDT to coincide with World Refugee Day. You can submit your race results anytime during this period. We want to honor the journey that our wartime allies endured in order to resettle in the Rochester area. For some of our SIV friends, this journey took years while their lives and those of their family members were in immediate danger as a direct result of having supported the wartime efforts of the United States.

Your participation in this event will directly benefit the SIVs that resettle in the Rochester, New York area by raising funds so that we can continue to provide them with a comprehensive resettlement program that includes: paying for their first month’s rent and security, fully furnishing their new home and offering a modest car grant among other services.

The registration cost is $35 per participant. Each registrant will receive a race t-shirt. The t-shirt guarantee registration deadline is May 24, 2021, but registration will remain open until June 20, 2021.