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East Avenue Grocery Run


The 14th annual East Avenue Grocery Run to benefit Rochester-area food pantries – November 4, 2023! Join us in-person or virtually for the Grocery Run 10k run, 5k run/walk or the 1 mile run/walk to benefit local food pantries! Either way, you’ll feel great knowing your entire registration fee will go directly to Rochester-area organizations providing food, hope and dignity for hungry people. Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers, the 2022 Grocery Run raised more than $57,000 for Rochester-area food pantries. We hope to do even better this year! Please join us and make a difference! Schedule The live events start at 8:00 a.m. on November 4th, 2023 at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester. Virtual participants can choose any distance to run, bike, walk or stroll and complete their event anytime, anywhere November 3rd – 5th. Register by midnight October 9th to receive your preferred size, super-soft performance-fabric commemorative race t-shirt! The Grocery Run 5k 5K participants will enjoy the same fast, flat urban route along East Avenue and Court St., then travel out and back on the east side of the Riverway Trail with amazing views of the river and the city! Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and master’s winners, M/F/NB (must complete 5k in 22 minutes to be eligible). Age group awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place M/F/NB in 5-year age groups. The New Grocery Run 10k 10k participants will love our fast, flat course down beautiful East Avenue, along Court St. to the east side of the Riverway Trail. Enjoy scenic views of the Genesee River all the way to the University of Rochester! Then return on the west side of the Riverway Trail with amazing views of downtown Rochester. 10K Participants must be able to keep a 12-minute mile pace and finish within an hour and fifteen minutes. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and master’s winners M/F/NB (must complete 10k in 44 minutes to be eligible). Age group awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place M/F/NB in 10 year age groups. If you are interested in switching your registration from the 5k event to the 10k event, please email us at [email protected]. Packet Pick Up (Bibs and T-shirts) We strongly encourage you to pick up materials ahead of race day to help us support social distancing and reduce crowds on race day. Thursday 11/2 and Friday 11/3 from 11 to 6 p.m. Rochester Running Co. 1387 Mt Hope Ave Rochester, NY 14620 (in College Town, tons of free parking in the lot behind the building) Race Day Packet Pick Up- Inside the church downstairs at 6:45 am Other Ways to Help Race day volunteers needed! It takes a lot of people to make this special event happen. You, your friends, and your family can help make things run smoothly by volunteering for course marshals, aid stations, cleanup, and more. More information HERE ( . Make a donation or start your own fundraiser! All donations will go directly to local food pantries. More information HERE ( . Join or start a team! Joining a pantry team will direct your registration fee directly towards a pantry that is special to you. There are also options for social and corporate teams if you want to bring a big crew. More information HERE ( .

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