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Why RwG 3.0?The Race with Grace (RwG) 10K was established in 1991 as an outgrowth of the participation of several men in the Spencerport Canal Days races during the mid-1980’s. It had a two-fold purpose, the more important one being a community outreach. Secondarily, it was play on the current Pastor’s name, George Grace, who was a runner.
In our inaugural year we had 185 registrants and 171 finishers. Our attendance peaked in 2015 when we celebrated our silver anniversary race with 1245 registrants and 1121 finishers. Over the race’s 31-year existence, a total of approximately 5,000 individuals have participated. Five men remain who have finished every single RwG and ran virtually in 2020. They are Stan Cipira, Bob Dyjak, Dave O’Leary, Ric Perry and Doug Ralph.
The race established itself as one of the best races in western NY. It has consistently been named one of NY’s finest races by New England Runner magazine. In addition, it has been recognized as one of the cornerstone races in the Rochester Runner of the Year series. All proceeds, once race expenses are deducted, go to support C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association.
With the current race director stepping down due to work and family obligations, no clear choice for a successor, the race’s future appeared to be at crossroads. Thankfully, as the “door” on the race was quickly closing, the Rochester Running Company and Lakeshore Community Church agreed to manage and host this year’s race.
About Lakeshore Community Church:
Founded in 1995 by Vince and Sue DiPaola, Lakeshore Community Church exists to help people discover and develop a growing relationship with Jesus. It’s a place where you can be real, strengthen your relationships, and make an impact in our world. When you’re ready, check out Lakeshore for yourself; Sundays at 9 and 11am, in person and online at live.lakeshorechurch.org.
Quick Race info:
The entry fee includes a long-sleeved tech shirt. (The 1/4 Zip up can be upgraded at check out instead of the L/S T-Shirt, you will ONLY get the Zip Up if you upgrade) Sizes are guaranteed if you register prior to November 1, 2022. There will be plenty of food and refreshments, complete computerized race results available online, and race photos. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers in the Open, Masters (40+), Veterans (50+), and Seniors (60+) categories, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finisher in each age group
Date: Thursday, November 24th
Time: 9:00 am EST
Location: Lakeshore Community Church 3651 LATTA RD. ROCHESTER NY 14612
Given that the majority of the new course is actually run on the same roads as the original course, and it’s the third route in the event’s history, it will be affectionately known as RwG 3.0. Now with its 3rd course however its core values, fundraising, and overall community involvement is just the same. We welcome you all back with a new course map, new host location as we look to continue this Thanksgiving day Tradition for many more years to come.
$35 Entry Fee Now till Nov 16 (Week before race)
$40 Entry Fee November 17 - November 23rd
$45 Entry Fee November 24 - Race Day
**800 Runners cap** Don't wait to sign up!!
Long Sleeve Tech Shirts - Guarantee size if you sign up by November 1st
Optional 1/4 Zip Up Add on $15.00. ** You will ONLY get the Zip up if you upgrade**
In order to minimize the impact on our community, we are offering an early start option, beginning promptly at 8:30 am, for anyone who would run/walk at a 12 minute pace or slower. This will allow us to reopen affected roads sooner than if everyone started at the same time. Please indicate you will be taking advantage of the early start option on the registration panel along with your predicted pace. A specific bib number series will be used for those taking advantage of this option. The early start runners will begin their race near the Finish Line.
Available at Rochester Running Company
Tuesday 11/22 at Rochester Running company, 11a- 5p
Wednesday 11/23 at Rochester Running Company, 11a- 5p
Race Day 11/24 at Lakeshore Community Church, 7a-8:45a
Male/Female: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80 & over.
Winners will be determined based upon combined times: Husband/Wife, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Brother/Sister, Brother/Brother, Sister/Sister, and 3-Generations (not gender specific). One partner per person except in the 3-Generations category.
Timing provided by Robinhood Racing
Digital display clock finish
Post-race awards ceremony
Water stations at 2 and 4 miles
Plenty of food and refreshments
Splits at 5k
Instant results published online - Make sure you check to "receive notifications at sign up"
5-year, 10-year, 15-year 20-year, 25-year, and 30-year participation patches
$300 (cash) & $100 RRC gift certificates for M/F (under 40) Open.
$150 (cash) for M/F Course Record
$150 (cash) for M/F (40+) Masters
$75 (cash) for M/F (50+) Veterans
$50 (cash) for M/F (60+) Seniors
Awards for M/F Winners of Age Groups (age groups:1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finisher will receive awards)
$25 Certificates for Family Oriented Category Winners
Melissa White ✦ 34:45 (2005)
Mark Andrews ✦ 30:05 (2003)
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Will post certified map when available.