RUN585 - The Big Run 5K

Date: June 6, 2018

Length: 5K

Start Time: 6:45pm

Location: Genesee Waterways - Rochester, NY (map)

Join us for a mid-week, low-key road race series at Genesee Valley Park. There are 3 races offered from June-August, each with a unique course and common finish line. All of the races support the Genesee Waterways programs.

Race 1 - Wed, June 6, 2018 - The Big Run 5K - Global Running Day
Race 2 - Wed, July 18, 2018 - Summer in the City 8K
Race 3 - Wed, August 8, 2018 - Hot Summer Night 5K

Series Registration (all 3 races) is capped at 585!

What Series Participants Get 
(Series registrations must be completed Race #1, June 6, 2018)

  • 3 crazy-fun races
  • Chip Timing by YellowJacket Racing
  • Post race BBQ, beer, & live music
  • Awards to the Overall and 5 year Age Group winners
  • A canvas folding chair with carry bag
  • Finisher medals for each race that fit together to form 1 large medal!

Registration/Packet Pickup

 Event   By June 4   June 5 - 6 
 3 Race Series   $75   $80

This race series (all 3 races) is capped at 585!

There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for all YellowJacket Racing events!
All entries are non-transferable non-deferrable, no exceptions.

Packet Pickup

  • Tues, June 5 from 10am-7pm and Wed, June 7th from 10am-4:30pm at Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • On Race Site, Wed, June 6th at the Genesee Waterways from 5:45pm-6:40pm


  • Individual Awards to the top 3 Overall and top 3 in 5 year age groups
  • Series Awards to the Overall and 5 year Age Group winners 

Race Day Schedule

5:45pm - Registration opens at Genesee Waterways
6:45pm - Race Start
7:30(ish)pm - Awards


Parking is available at the Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park, off Moore Road.  You can view a park map here.

The Genesee Waterways Center is located in Genesee Valley Park near the City ice rink/outdoor pool.

The address is:
149 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14611

From the South
Get off at the Scottsville Road (NYS Rt. 383) exit which is on the southwest side of Monroe County. Travel north on Scottsville Road for about 2/3 mile and then bear right onto Elmwood Ave. Proceed ¼ mile on Elmwood Ave and turn right into Genesee Valley Park by the City ice arena/pool. Go another 400 feet until you see the GWC facilities (tan and green buildlings) and park in the designated areas.

From the East
Take 490 Westbound to 590 South. Get off the Elmwood Avenue Exit. Turn Right onto Elmwood. Stay on Elmwood about 3 miles. Its past Strong Hospital and U or R Campus

From the West
Take 490 Eastbound. Get off the Goodman Street Exit. Turn Right onto Goodman. Take Goodman to Elmwood Avenue. Turn Right onto Elmwood. Its past Strong Hospital and U or R Campus