Made in the ROC 5K/10K - Cancelled

Date: August 16, 2020

Length: 5K, 10K

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: Eastman Business Park

July 22, 2020 Update: 

We regret to inform you that we will have to cancel the 2020 Made in the ROC scheduled for August 16th.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 participation restrictions, logistical, and financial factors (including facility rental), we would drastically need to change the event, which would not do it justice.  An email was sent to all participants with their options.

We do apologize for the cancellation, but unfortunately, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on hosting events.  Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you back at Kodak Park in 2021! Please stay well and keep running and walking!!


Boots and Ellen (Owners of YellowJacket Racing) got to go on a tour of the property, so unique and to them beautiful in its own way. Some spots have so much piping going between buildings it almost feels like you are in a tunnel.  The property was (and still is) the home of Eastman Kodak, among several other corporations.  Once upon a time, this property housed much of Kodak's manufacturing, research and industry.  This property was like a forbidden land for runners.  Unless you worked on the property you don't normally get to see the expansive industry that occurs there for Rochester.  And now it's gates are opening to runners and walkers at Made in the ROC 5K/10K.  Today, known as Eastman Business Park, is the home to various industries including energy, food & beverage, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plastics, roll to roll manufacturing and photonics.  It employs thousands and creates products and services right here in Rochester, NY.

Both courses will run UNDER Ridge Road. They'll go past George Eastman's Memorial where his ashes are buried, past Kodak's oldest building, along with several other corporations.  This course exhibits beauty via its industrial and creatively engineered buildings and infrastructure.  You can feel the productivity,  imaginativeness and inventiveness throughout the campus.

The idea is to celebrate all that has been created in the ROC in the past, present and future. #madeintheroc

Amenities Include:

  • Finisher medals - to commemorate the Original Kodak Brownie camera
  • Chip timing by YellowJacket Racing
  • Premium blend cotton short sleeved t-shirts to all registrants by August 3rd plus the next 100 registered.
  • Plenty of post-race food for all participants

Registration/Packet Pickup

   0 - 100 Registered   101 - 200 Registered   201+ Registered
 5K   $25  $30 $35
 10K   $30  $35  $40

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

Both distances are capped at 500!


Overall M/F and 1st place M/F in 5 year age groups, for both distances.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am - Registration Opens
8:00 am - 5K & 10K Start
9:15 am - 5K awards
9:30 am - 10K awards


Both distances will be completely within Eastman Business Park. The courses are pretty funky travelling under Ridge Road with lots of twists and turns as we wind between buildings, under huge pipes, etc. They'll go past George Eastman's Memorial where his ashes are buried and past Kodak's oldest building.


Parking is available in the lot on West Ridge Road across from the Kodak Auditorium.