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Additional race information can be found at http://www.roccityvalues.com.
RCSD Captains will receive an email regarding pick up dates and times for Staples gift cards for your team, so be on the look out for that email.
Packet Pickup: Saturday, June 1th from 10am-4pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters, 3400 Monroe Avenue. This will save you precious time on an early Sunday morning, so we hope to see you on Saturday to grab your bib, t-shirt (for those who qualify), and goodies from sponsors.
Race Day: Sunday June 2nd 8:30 for 5K Run/Walk 9:45 for Kids' One Mile Fun Run
What We Are About: Organizations throughout our community are coming together to support the Rochester City School District teachers and students. This 5K Run/Walk is going to be held on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at Durand Eastman Park. This event is hosted by ROC City Values, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening core values in our Rochester kids and their families through collaborations with businesses, organizations and schools. This will ultimately benefit our communities throughout the City of Rochester.
First Five Years: In our first year, 2014, thanks to the 500+ participants, we were able to give out almost $8,000 in gift cards for RCSD teachers to purchase school supplies with! In 2015, with the help of several local business sponsors, incredible donators and participants, the event raised over $13,000 and had well over 500 participants once again. In year three, four, and five we raised close to $20,000 each year! This was in large part due to the continued support of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, McGraw-Hill Education, Wegmans, RTA, Staples, NYSCATE and other local businesses. With these funds, we were able to donate gift cards to teachers in the Rochester City School District that ranged from $200-$1,200. That equates to much needed learning supplies.
Our goal is to have 70+ teams to include all RCSD schools/programs, surrounding school districts, community organizations, and local businesses to participate and to raise enough funds for each program to really feel the impact of the community's donations. With your registration, additional financial contributions, and participation in helping to spread the word about this event, we can make it happen together!
Ready to register? Join a team, start a new one or register as an individual. It's your choice! Yes, this is the "Teacher's Challenge" but please know that all ages, schools, organizations, businesses, families, friends, groups, whatever are welcome! The first five teams to 20+ registered team members will earn a prize!
Rochester City School Programs/Buildings Team Incentive: If you are an Elementary, Secondary or Academy on the 2018-19 RCSD School List, you are eligible for TC5K event donations. Thanks to many of our local corporate sponsors, if you have 20+ participants on your team, you will qualify for additional funds as a result of contributes from our corporate sponsorships, which will bring additional donations for school supplies to your program. So, start building your team today!
Race Course: Very scenic course 5K along the paved shores of Lake Ontario, located at Durand Eastman Beach. This course includes some gradual hills. It winds through the lowlands of Durand Beach to provide a refreshing break from the June morning sun. PCR Timing will provide timing for each individual runner. Medved Running and Walking Outfitters is the Race Sponsor
Prizes: Medals for First-Third in each age group and additional prizes for First, Second, and Third Overall for Females and Males.
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