Cemetery no longer allowing races
We were informed that due to a situation during the spring half marathon through the cemetery, races will no longer be allowed to be held within the Mt. Hope cemetery. This applies to all races and they were not able to extend an exception to our small mile race as our permit was unfortunately rescinded.
We regret to have to cancel the event as we have enjoyed holding it over the past 5 years. Please know we will look to bring it back in a different form in the future.
Here Are Your Options:
Rochester, NY US 14620
Join us for the fastest mile race in Rochester!
This is a fast downhill mile in the Mt. Hope Cemetery with very few turns.
The race day looks like this:
5:00 PM: Pre-race party - vendors and packet pickup at Rochester Running Company.
6:10 - 6:25 PM: Review of running mechanics - The importance of mid-foot striking and getting in shape before you run.
6:30 - 6:45 PM: Dynamic warm up
7:00 PM: 1 Mile Downhill Mile Race in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
7:30 PM: Post-race party - At the Store!
This is meant to be a low cost event but enjoying getting out with friends and seeing how fast you can run a mile or, if this is your first mile, to prove to yourself you can!
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2023 Graveyard Downhill Mile Map
Same course this year!
Flow of Day Events
Green Arrows - Walking over from Rochester Running Company to Start Line
Red Arrows - Race Map
Blue Arrows - Walk to after Party at The store
Black - PARKING
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