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

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!

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Event Time Price Details
8:00AM 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 9am to Registration Tent). The top two pledge collectors will be notified by Friday, August 10. 
Sign Up!
Register by July 23 for a free long-sleeve tech shirt.  Online registration closes on Thursday, August 2, at midnight.  Registration cost after 12:00 pm on August 4 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, August 3 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Strong Memorial Hospital Lobby
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-2420

Saturday, August 4 - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, August 5 - 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 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.