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!

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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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)
Race Contact Info

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Sign Up!
Register by March 27th for a free long-sleeve tech shirt to wear on race day.  Save on the entry fee by pre-registering by noon on April 20th ($30).  Registration cost after noon on April 20th 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 21st - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Saturday, April 22nd - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, April 23rd - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Genesee Valley Park Roundhouse Shelter


Rochester Runner of the Year Series

The Rochester River Run/Walk 5k is honored to be invited back to the 2017 Rochester Runner of the Year (RROY) Series.  The goals of the RROY Series are to recognize the top runners in Rochester area races, promote racing, and help build participation in area races. The Greater Rochester Track Club (GRTC) oversees and sponsors the series.



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