Race Date: TBD Rochester, NY 14621 US
Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers 5k 2020 changes format. Go to www.CancerWellnessConnections.org for more details

Because of COVID-19 we have cancelled the in person Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers 5k race.  Please go to www.CancerWellnessConnections.org for more details. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.CancerWellnessConnections.org.

Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY US 14621

Due to COVID 19 we will be switching to a virtual format.  Please stay tuned for further updates!!!!


Get your team name on the official race t-shirt by starting a fundraiser:  Raise $1,000 by 8/31 your Team Name will go on the official race t-shirt!  Click on "Start a Fundraiser" on the side menu bar.  Last year over $32,000 was raised by participant fundraisers, which directly goes to helping people in our community undergoing outpatient chemotherapy.  Help us do even more this year!

Save money and guarantee your t-shirt by registering by 8/31. Register 9/1- 9/11: $30.00.  Race day registrations (9/12): $35.00  

  • REGISTER IN PERSON Thursday and Friday at Medved's Pittsford Colony, 3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618 
  • RACE PACKET PICK UP - Friday, September 11, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.  Medved's Running & Walking Outfitters, Pittsford Colony, 3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618  (585) 248-3420  

The Ovarian & Gynecologic 5k 2020 at Monroe Community College, is a USTAF Registered course. The event is officially timed by PCR Timing, water stations are on the course. There will be post-race awards, refreshments and fun for all!  Do you have more questions about the race?  We're here for you!  Scroll down to our Race FAQ.  We've thought of almost everything...

Every woman is at risk for developing a gynecologic cancer. It is estimated that there will be about 98,280 new cases diagnosed and approximately 30,440 deaths from gynecologic cancers in the United States during 2015 (American Cancer Society).Help us draw attention to Gynecologic Cancers -  ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar, which pose significant threats to women’s health.  Race proceeds go to Cancer Wellness Connections, a Rochester area non-profit which provides free diversionary activities to more than 15,000 people annually who are receiving outpatient chemotherapy treatment at Rochester area hospitals. Activities include personal training, Reiki therapy, yoga and meditation, art therapy, manicures, crafts, games and snacks. Through your support you are helping improve the quality of life for people in our community.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Monroe Community College Race Course

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers 5k is an awesome event that helps us draw attention to Gyncologic Cancers, which pose considerable health risks to all women.  The event is also the MAIN fundraiser for Cancer Wellness Connections, a local non profit that provides care and comfort for people undergoing outpatient infusion treatment.  As a Registered Participant you are helping us support your friends, family and neighbors in a time of need.  So THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING and  being a superhero!

  • Do I have to RUN the entire race?  Not at all!  Run, walk, skip or amble your way around the course!  Serious runners will want a spot at the front of the start line, so please allow the runners to line up in the front. 
  • Can I bring my kids in a stroller or wagon?  Absolutely, but again, please be aware of runners and allow them to pass safely.
  • Can I bring my dog, cat and or llama with me?  We love animals! However, they aren’t allowed at our event, you’ll just have to show them your pictures. Except, of course, registered service animals are always welcome.
  • Can I register my family and/or friends?  Of course!  We will need a unique email for all so that they can receive race updates.
  • What is `Packet Pick Up”?  It is the magical day -Friday, September 13 at Medved's 3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618 when you pick up your:  A)  Race bib (that snazzy paper number /fashion piece you affix to your shirt that tells you apart from the other runners—it has a chip that the timers can read with their mystical powers).  B)  4 (count 'em, 4!) state of the art safety pins which attach said bib to your shirt.  C)   A Super cool tech shirt that will make you the envy of your friends.  Shirts are only guaranteed if you sign up by 8/31/2019, so sign up early.  D)  Spend some time perusing all of the GREAT items available at Medveds and buy those new pair of sneaks you've been thinking about
  • Can someone else pick up my packet?  You betcha.  In fact, if you have a team, you can assign a hero to pick up everyone’s packet. 
  • What if I can’t pick up on Friday?  You pick up on race day, but make sure to arrive early.  Registration opens at 7:15a.m..
  • Where do I park?  There is plenty of free parking in lots M & G
  • What time should I get there?  The race starts at 8:15a.m., but even if you picked up your race packet the day before, you’ll want to allow yourself some time to park (visit the restroom, find your friends, do a team dance, stretch, re-tie your sneaks, etc.).  Opening remarks start at 8:00a.m., and you’ll want to hear those.
  • Are there restrooms?  We’ve got you covered  - there are multiple W.C.’s inside MCC.
  • Is there water on course?  YES!  The Monroe County Water Authority will be there with the “water buffalo”.  You’ll want to see this buffalo in person, because they are usually only seen in the wild.
  • How about snacks afterwards?  I like how you think!  Yes, we’ll have some light snacks after the event.
  • Can I set up a tent?  Yes— tailgating is welcome, but please clean up before you leave.   
  • Can I sign up race day?  Of course.  Race registration increases to $35 on race day and there is no guarantee for t-shirts. 
  • How do I get my time?  Timing chip is attached to the race bib and results are posted at the end of the race and are available online after the event.
  • I don’t want to run, can I volunteer to help? We'd love to have you come and help as a volunteer! Click on the volunteer link in the menu on the left hand side to register as a volunteer.
  • What are the 5 most frequently asked questions on Google? 2020 edition  #1 what is my ip,  #2 what time is it, #3 how to register to vote,  #4 how to tie a tie, #5 can you run it *answer* Yes you can run our race, but you can also walk, skip.....see first bullet of this FAQ


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