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The Rush-Henrietta Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT) and the Town of Henrietta Recreation Department, invite you to participate in the 2nd annual Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K in Henrietta, NY. This race will take place on June 1st, 2019, at and around the Town of Henrietta Recreation Center located at 605 Calkins Road. Changes to this year’s race include an earlier race date to allow for the participation of RHCSD students through the Sherman Elementary Run Club, and the goal of providing a USATF certified course for runners and walkers. Several other minor adjustments either have or will be made to build on the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from the 2018 event.
The purposes of this race are to bring awareness and provide tangible solutions to the issue of hunger in our community, as well as continuing the tradition of promoting exercise and family-centered events in our town. Last year we were able to raise over $3,000 and collect hundreds of non-perishable food items to be used for the Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger Summer Food Program. This program was started three years ago by RHCSD staff with the aim of providing food for local families over the summer months. This past summer the program helped to provide groceries for over 200 families in the RH community. The money raised was also able to help provide support for other community food and student-centered programs through RHAFT.
Race Participant Raffle
After the race, there will be a raffle for race participants! All participants will be entered into this raffle, with prizes drawn following our awards ceremony (approximately 9:15am). 2018 prizes included gift cards and vouchers from the following local businesses:
Applebee's, B. GOOD, Bill Gray's, Bruster's, Dave & Buster's, Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse, DiBella's, Fleet Feet, Lori's Natural Foods, Medved, Palmer's, Pharaoh's Hairum, Read's Ice Cream, Rochester Red Wings
● Online registration closes 5/30/2019 @ 11:59 am.
● Early packet pickup on Friday 5/31 3:00-6:00 pm (hours extended to 8 pm if Henrietta Recreation Center summer hours are in session) at Henrietta Recreation Center 605 Calkins Road Henrietta, NY.
● Race-Day packet pickup and registration is 7:00 am-7:45 am at registration table
located by amphitheater in Veterans Memorial Park. Race starts 8:00 am
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2018 Race Course (updated 2019 version is in the works)
The Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K Run/Walk course will run in and around Veterans Memorial Park in Henrietta, NY. Starting in the park by Roberts Cabin, participants will exit on Memorial Drive into the neighborhood located across Calkins Road by way of Strawberry Hill Road. They will travel within this neighborhood, making their way east on both Wildflower Drive and Chiltern Road. After exiting this neighborhood on Beaconsfield Drive at approximately the 1.25 mile mark, participants will then travel back west along Calkins Road past Town of Henrietta community and municipal buildings before turning onto the Lehigh Valley Trail. This will occur at the 2 mile mark. At this point participants will to re-enter the park and travel along the Lehigh Valley Trail course located in the southeast portion of the park. Finally, participants will loop the southern end of the park before heading north on Memorial Drive and turning left across from the Henrietta Recreation Center to finish at the same point where the race began.
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