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ROCtoberfest 5K

Saturday October 10th, 2020

Rochester, NY

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ROCtoberfest 5K
9am - October 10, 2020
Genesee Valley Park

What is ROCtoberfest?

Octoberfest is the big party in September, ROCtoberfest is a 5K and fundraising opportunity for local charities in October. This year will have a COVID-19 twist with lots of safety precautions with social distancing, masks, and corrals, but it's still an IN PERSON event with a limited number of spots available.

Grab your running shoes and lederhosen and celebrate the German way with our ROCtoberfest 5K! Join us at Genesee Valley Park for a 5K run/walk that also will serve as a fundraising event for local charities.  Let's celebrate Rochester and charities in it. Register today to join the ROCtoberfest fun!!

Please be prepared for COVID-19 Protocols

In order to adhere to social distancing requirements, we are using a wave format for this race. Here's how it will work:

- All YOU have to do is register
- If you are one of the first 40 people to register, your race will start at 9 AM
- 41 through 80 will start at 10 AM
- 81 through 120 will start at 11 AM
- Etc
- Your confirmation e-mail will give you your exact start time

We understand that this is unlike anything we've done in the past but is the best way to have a great running atmosphere with as many people as possible!

We will be sending out specific COVID-19 protocols before the event which will include your corral/start time and how we will socially distance the start of each event. Please watch your emails.

Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, participants, and the general community.  As part of the registration waiver process everyone must sign and adhere to this COVID-19 section of the waiver - CLICK HERE

  1. Masks must be worn leading up to the start of your event and immediately following the finish of your event.

  2. All athletes are required to carry hydration with them while on course, there are no water stops

  3. Post-Race food will be prepackaged and in a bag. These will be handed out to you at the finish line upon completion of your event.

  4. Remain physically distant by a minimum of 6 feet at all times, and no congregating before or after your event.

  5. Packet pickup items will be pre-bagged and labeled with your name on it. There is no exchange of shirts or bib numbers available.

  6. Throw out any of your own trash, do not toss it on the ground for staff/volunteers/other athletes to clean up.

  7. All athletes will have their temperature taken in the "temperature corral" prior to the start of your wave. Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to compete and will be asked to leave.

  8. There will not be an awards ceremony.  We will email awards within a few days after the event is complete so we can compile results

  9. Results will be available online after the event

  10. Please check your email for specific race day and packet pickup COVID-19 Protocol

  11. No Spectators

Chip Timing
Results posted online
Finisher Medals
Short-Sleeve Cotton Shirts available for $10, orders must be placed by September 27. 
Finish line video integrated into the results in the following week
Live text and email results as you finish
Post-race Non-Alcoholic Can Beer from Athletic Brewing Co as part of your grab n go bag (age 21 and up)

Race Schedule and Start Times/Wave Times - We will be enacting COVID-19 Protocol and Practices

This event is in a wave format every hour so we can adhere to social distancing based on when you registered:

First Wave: 9 AM
Second Wave: 10 AM
Third Wave: 11 AM
We will be sending out specific COVID-19 protocols before the event which includes corrals and how we will socially distance the start of each event.  Please watch your emails.

Race Distances

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Start Location

Hawthorne Road, Rochester, NY

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