Hello 2017 Participants! 

It's less than 1 week until Rochester Marathon Weekend ! We hope you are as excited as we are for the Rochester 5K & Kids Marathon on September 16th and the Rochester Marathon , Half Marathon & Team Relay on September 17th!! Currently there are more than 3,000 people registered!
 
Participant Guide  
A PARTICIPANT GUIDE will be e-mailed out shortly that will give you more detailed information for race day, so be on the look for it!
 
Important Traffic Advisory & Parking for 5K/Kids Marathon - Sept 16th
For Saturday's 5K & Kids Marathon, parking will be available at Frontier Field in Kodak Parking Lot D, located on Morrie Silver Way (across from Frontier Field). There is plenty of free parking. Roads around Frontier Field will close by 7:45 am on race morning. Therefore, participants for both the 5K & the Kids Marathon need to arrive to Frontier Field no later than 7:30 am. Plymouth Ave will be close at 7:45 am and will remain closed until the race is completely over, so if you choose to park in Kodak Lot C (on Plymouth), you will not be able to leave that lot until the roads have been re-opened. For more information on traffic advisories for race weekend, click here .

Post Race Services
The American Dairy Association is the sponsor of our Post Race Party Celebrations for Rochester Marathon Weekend! After the Rochester 5K & Kids Marathon, there will be goodies from TOPS Markets in the food tent at Frontier Field.  There will also be a family fun zone with inflatable fun for the kids, courtesy of the Northwest YMCA, face painters from Fancy Faces, Roscoe the Clown & the Kona Ice Truck will be selling their slushies!
 
After the Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, you'll be able to refuel with chocolate milk from American Dairy, enjoy beet lemonade from CoreLife Eatery and enjoy plenty of goodies from TOPS Markets & pizza from Salvatores. All participants (with bib and of age) will receive a complimentary Labatt Premiere Extra Light Lager after you finish! There will also be a Fleet Feet Sports Recovery Zone located in the finish line area. The Fleet Feet Sports Staff and local Massage Therapists and Chiropractors will be onsite. This area is FREE and a great opportunity for a post race massage. Cherry Bomb will be the live band at the finish line and there will be inflatable fun for the kids, courtesy of the Bayview YMCA.
 
Pace Groups
Don't forget about our free pace groups on race day. The following Pace Leaders will be provided to help get you to your goal time on Sunday, September 17th!! The following pace groups will be available: 
Full Marathon: 3:30, 3:50, 4:00, 4:20, 4:30 & 5:00
Half Marathon: 1:45, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15 & 2:30  
  
Packet Pick-Up/Expo  
Packet pick-up for ALL events will be held this week at the Fleet Feet Sports Health & Wellness Expo. The Expo will be held at the Gallery located next to Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory (155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620). Be sure to check out the great deals on running apparel, accessories, footwear and official event merchandise.

Packet Pick-Up/Expo hours:  
Friday, September 15th 10 am - 7 pm 
Saturday, September 16th 9 am - 4 pm 

It is highly encouraged to go to Packet Pick-Up and not wait until race day to get your packet. If you can't make packet pickup on Friday or Saturday, there will be packet pickup on Race Day . You can find more information on the Expo here.

There are Caps on the Half Marathon & Team Relay
Registration is still available, so have your friends and family join you on race day! The Half Marathon is capped this year at 2,400 participants and the Team Relay is capped at 135 teams. So if you know anyone who is planning on participating, encourage them to register soon before it's sold out! With the weekend of events including a 5K, Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay & Kids Marathon, there is certainly an event for everyone!  

Support the American Diabetes Association
It's not too late to support the mission of the American Diabetes Association. Use their platform to start an online fundraiser and you can earn back your registration fee and other great incentives! Complete details at www.diabetes.org/rochestermarathon or email ColBrown@diabetes.org

Win a FitBit!
Win a new FitBit! Stop by the American Diabetes Association table at either the Expo or at Frontier Field throughout the event weekend and take a 1-minute diabetes risk test. Did you know 89 million Americans have prediabetes and 90 percent of them don't know it? Did you know that a diagnosis of prediabetes does not mean you will definitely develop diabetes? If you know you have prediabetes you can make lifestyle changes and avoid a lifetime of medication and health complications. Take a 1-minute test to determine your risk, and enter to win a new FitBit.

Stay Informed!
Stay informed about all the details for race weekend, so be sure to "like"/"join" us on Facebook and Twitter so you can stay connected with regular updates:


  • Twitter Handle is @ROCMarathon

You can also find more information on Race Weekend here on the event website . If you have any questions from now to race day, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at nicole@yellowjacketracing.com . I'm here to help!!


Nicole Mau 
Director of Major Events
155 Culver Road, Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14620

The Rochester Marathon is proudly sponsored by: