Women Run the ROC

Date: August 13, 2016

Length: 5K, Kids Run Wild Races (1/4, 1/2, & Full Mile)

Start Time: 8:00am

Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center - Rochester, NY (map)

Women Run the Roc
Benefiting the Rochester Museum & Science Center



The Women Run the ROC 5K will be occurring on Saturday, August 13th at 8AM.  The start and finish location on Goodman Street, next to the Rochester Museum & Science Center.  The event is a benefit for the RMSC. 

This notification is to inform you of some temporary street/traffic impacts.  

Please note, while streets will be closed during certain timeframes, local residential traffic will be delayed but definitely accommodated.  The Rochester Police Department will be working diligently to assist with traffic.  Traffic will be able to cross through the closed areas as well, so not to completely halt transportation to churches, businesses and homes. 

Below is the run course:

  • Start on Goodman St (next to RMSC) Heading past East Avenue towards College Ave
  • Left on College Avenue
  • Left on Prince Street
  • Left on East Avenue
  • Left on Granger
  • Left on University
  • Left on Goodman
  • Back to finish next to RMSC 

Road Closures include:

  • The route plus East Avenue from Alexander to Goodman (local traffic allowed out eastbound)
  • University from Culver to Alexander (locale traffic allowed out westbound)
  • Goodman closed from Park Avenue to Main St (Circle St) 

The majority of the runners will be done by 9AM, with the greatest majority finishing by 8:45AM. 

You can visit the race website: http://yellowjacketracing.com/events/women-run-roc-2/ for more info or volunteer opportunities.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Ellen@fleetfeetrochester.com or 585-697-3338. 


A women’s only 5K Run/Walk thru the City of Rochester. The course, starts and ends at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.  One lucky guy will get to run with the ladies! In exchange for a small donation to the “Rochester Museum & Science Center”, guys can enter a drawing to be the ONLY guy in the race (receive one entry for each $10 donation). All entries must be paid in cash or check by mail or in store (No online entries). Race applications are available at both Fleet Feet Sports Rochester locations.  There is an awesome prize valued at $200 from Black Button Distilling.   The Kids Run Wild races will all be co-ed.


  • Chip timing.
  • Live results posted online as they come in.
  • Live text and email results as your finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
  • Finish line video integrated into the results in the following week
  • Plenty of post-race food including hot dogs, cookies, veggies and more! 
  • Premium blend cotton t-shirts (in Youth and Women's sizes) to all those registered by August 1, 2016.

Be sure to check out and join the Women Run the Roc Facebook Group Page!

Registration/Packet Pickup

Event       By 7/11       7/12       Race Day   
5K           $22     $25        $30
Kids Run Wild 1/4 Mile           Free     Free        Free
Kids Run Wild 1/2 & 1 Mile           $10     $10        $15

NEW! There are NO PROCESSING FEES when registering online for all 2016 YellowJacket Racing events in 2016! All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable, no exceptions.

You can also register at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:

  • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
  • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626

 Packet Pickup

  • Fri, August 12th from 11am-7pm at both Fleet Feet Sports locations:
    • ARMORY: 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620
    • RIDGEWAY: 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Race Day, Sat, August 13th beginning at 7:00am inside RMSC


  • Top 3 overall finishers.
  • Top 3 women in 5 year age groups: (10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up)

Kids run Wild Awards

  • All finisher receive a Kids Run Wild Finishers Medal

Race Day Schedule

Race Day Schedule:
7:00 AM - Registration Opens
8:00 AM - 5K Start
9:00 AM - 1/4 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
9:05 AM - 1/2 Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
9:15 AM - Full Mile Kids Run Wild Race Starts
9:30 AM - Awards Ceremony


  • The course starts and finishes in front of the Rochester Museum and Science Center.  
  • You will run past the George Eastman House on both East Ave and University Ave. 

Kids Run Wild Course Description

The Kids Run Wild races will be on the grass behind the museum and will be 1/4 mile loop.


RMSC is located at 657 East Ave, Rochester, NY

Parking will be available on the grounds of the museum as well as on the surrounding city streets



August 13, 2016 | Rochester Museum & Science Center - Rochester, NY