Pound the Ground for Veterans Outreach Center

August 17 - September 5 Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 US Directions

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

$25 Registration ends August 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

In-Person 5K Run/Walk

$25 08/18 6:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT Registration ends August 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Pound the Ground for Veterans Outreach Center 5K Run/Walk

Virtual 5K: August 18 - August 22
In-Person 5K: August 18, 6:30 PM


**Registration Closes**
11:59 PM, Sunday, August 15.

Veterans Outreach Center is excited to be able to host this year’s Pound the Ground 5K Run/Walk in-person and virtually this year! Lace up your running shoes and get ready to run, walk, or stroll for veterans!

Every step you take supports the men, women, and families served by Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester.

How the Virtual Event Works:

  • Participants who register by August 6th will receive a free cotton t-shirt 
  • Virtual results can be submitted between 7 AM, Wednesday, August 18th, and 11:59 PM, Sunday, August 22nd.
  • After completing your run/walk, submit your time here
  • After you submit your time, we will make arrangements for you to pick up your swag bag containing fun goodies and an exclusive Pound the Ground dog tag for participating in Pound the Ground

How the In-Person Event Works:

  • Participants who register by August 6th will receive a free cotton t-shirt
  • Timing provided by YellowJacket Racing
  • Results provided online after the event
  • COVID19 protocols in place

Looking for glory? Post a photo or screenshot of your time on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #PTGVOC2021!

Do you have a favorite Branch of the Military? You can join that fundraising team for bragging rights of the best Branch in Rochester!

The coveted Golden Boot is up for grabs again this year! Active duty military can sign up to run with members from their branch. The quickest team gets their branch name on the boot! Will anyone stop the Navy from winning their fifth year in a row?

Runners between the ages of 5 - 10 years old can register for only $5.

Are you active Military? Contact Kim Osur for a Special Pricing code!

As a participant, you will be able to invite your family and friends to join your fundraising efforts.

COVID19 Guidelines

Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, participants, and the general community. As part of the registration process, everyone must sign and adhere to this COVID-19 section of the waiver.

  1. Masks must be worn leading up to the start of the event and immediately following the finish of the event.
  2. All athletes are required to carry hydration with them while on the course, there are no water stops
  3. Post-Race food will be prepackaged and in a bag. These will be handed out to you at the finish line upon completion of the event.
  4. Remain physically distant by a minimum of 6 feet at all times, and no congregating before or after the event.
  5. Packet pickup items will be pre-bagged and labeled with your name on them. There is no exchange of shirts or bib numbers available.
  6. Throw out any of your own trash, do not toss it on the ground for staff/volunteers/other athletes to clean up.
  7. There will not be an awards ceremony. We will mail awards within a few days after the event is complete so we can compile results.
  8. Results will be available after the event.
  9. Please check your email for specific race day and packet pickup COVID-19 Protocol.
  10. No Spectators will be allowed.
  11. Upon completion of the event, you must IMMEDIATELY exit the area. You cannot wait for other athletes as we must maintain capacity and social distance.
  12. Depending on current COVID19 guidelines on race day, we may have a wave start. Your wave will be communicated to you via email the week of the event and will be assigned based on the projected finish time that you submit when registering.

By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://veteransoutreachcenter.org/ptg.

Race Contact Info

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