Location: Rochester, NY US 14620 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

Rochester River Run Update
3 p.m. Monday, April 16

We are disappointed that yesterday’s weather conditions left us no choice but to cancel the 2018 Rochester River Run and Transplant commemoration ceremony.

It was not an easy decision. However, maintaining a safe event is our highest priority. The icy conditions, together with narrow, uneven surfaces and several pedestrian bridges throughout the park and race course were hazardous for participants.

Looking Forward
We are looking at the possibility of rescheduling the race and event for a date later in the season.  Please save yesterday’s race bibs until we have finalized our plans. We are also ironing out the logistics of getting race shirts to those of you who registered prior to March 26. If we can reschedule the race, you can get your shirt then.

Basket Sweepstakes
Our Basket Sweepstakes winning tickets will be drawn at noon on Wednesday, April 18. If you’re one of the lucky winners, we will contact you to arrange prize basket pickup.

Thank you for your patience as we finalize our plans.  We are incredibly grateful for your dedication and the efforts you made to support our heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplant patients, their donors and their families, who benefit from the Rochester River Run/Walk.

Stay tuned for more details or check for updates at: RiverRun.urmc.edu.

With sincere appreciation,
The 2018 Rochester River Run Committee


The River Run/Walk 5K is an annual event sponsored by the Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital and the hospital’s transplant units.  All proceeds directly benefit transplant patients. 

Transplant recipients who come to Strong for heart, liver, pancreas, or kidney transplant often need financial assistance while they await surgery and afterwards. In addition to costly medical treatment, the need to travel – for some a great distance – adds financial strain on patients and their families.  Your support will help the hundreds of patients currently awaiting transplants, as well as those who continue to receive follow-up care from Strong. 

Thank you!

Learn more about our transplantation services at www.urmc.rochester.edu/transplant

Event Time Price Details
10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Roundhouse Shelter, Genesee Valley Park, 99 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY US 14620
Race Course
Our 5k course is certified to be accurate by USATF #NY15140KL

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Race Contact Info

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We'll proudly recognize:
- Top male and top female overall 5K run finishers
- Top male and female runners in each age group (18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+)
- Top two pledge collectors across individual and group/teams (submit pledges online, at packet pick-up or on race day by 10am to Registration Tent)
Sign Up!
Register by March 26th for a free long-sleeve tech shirt to wear on race day.  Save on the entry fee by pre-registering by noon on April 13th ($30).  Registration cost after noon on April 13th will increase to $35.  Children are welcome - under age 10 are free (no shirt).

A limited number of cotton race shirts will be available for sale at the event.

Race Packet Pickup

Friday, April 13th - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friends of Strong Office (1-1230)
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-2420

Saturday, April 14th - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Medved Running and Walking Outfitters
3400 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 248-3420

Sunday, April 15th - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Genesee Valley Park Roundhouse Shelter


Parking is available in the University of Rochester's Park Lot - attendants will be on hand to direct you to the parking area.

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