Take pride in our city - please keep it clean and do not drop anything on the ground anywhere on the course. Please be courteous, and don't litter.
The Blue Cross Arena will be open before, during and after the race, which means the restrooms on both levels will be available for use.
Race Date & Time
Sunday, April 24th
National Anthem/Opening Remarks: 7:20AM
Rochester Regional Health Half Marathon Start Time: 7:30 am
Wegmans Family 5K Start Time: 7:45 am
Kids 1/2 Mile Start Time: 10:30 am
Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
100 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614
Start & Finish Line Details
The Half Marathon Start is in the middle of the bridge on Broad Street. Please give yourself time to get to the start line as it MUST Be BACK LOADED.
The 5K Start is 300' in front of the Half Marathon start. You will have to wait until AFTER the Half Marathon is started, and then you MUST BACK LOAD into the starting corral.
The Kids 1/2 Mile Start is at the corner of Exchange and Court Street. Look for the Kids Run Wild Flags.
The Finish Line is located right outside of the main entrances to the Blue Cross Arena on Exchange Blvd.
Timing Details - Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Race
Your timing chip will be on the back of your bib. YOU MUST MUST MUST WEAR YOUR BIB VISIBLY ON THE FRONT OF YOUR TORSO. If you lose your bib, forget it, misplace it etc, there is a $5 replacement fee. No chip, no time. You will get the Bib Chip during packet pickup. Be sure to wear your bib chip visibly on your torso, not your shorts, not your back, not your arm, not under a jacket etc. In addition, don't place your water bottle belt or other obstruction over the top of it and be careful hitting stop on your watch as you cross the finish line, as systems have a hard time reading through the human body. Also, no bib no medal!
Virtual Race Details
All virtual participants have from April 23rd to May 1st to complete your event. You will receive several emails on how to submit your time. Please be sure to check your spam and if you unsubscribed from Run Sign Up, unfortunately we are unable to change that. You can also go into your profile on Run Sign Up. Go to Flower City event and submit your time that way. You are more than welcome to get your packets at the expo on Friday and Saturday. They will not be at the race site. Otherwise, we will mail your virtual packet sometime mid next week.
Race Day Directions & Parking
For information on directions to the Blue Cross Arena and parking information, please click here. There are multiple lots around the vicinity. Please know we have no control if fees are charged or not.
Wegmans Family 5K Course Map can be found here.
Rochester Regional Health Flower City Half Marathon course map can be found here.
Participant Shirts, Bibs & Medals
Shirts: Sizes for shirts were guaranteed if registered by March 15th. The sizing for participants who registered on March 16th or later will be first come based on when you register.
- Half Marathon & 5K - participants will receive a gender-specific, short-sleeve, technical shirt
- Half Marathon - the first 1200 will also receive a Custom Race Logoed Gaiter
- Kids 1/2 Mile - Those that ordered a tee will also get their tee with their bib
All finishers with a bib will receive a unique finishers medallion as they cross the finish line.
Post Race Services
Once you finish you will receive your medal, water and goody bag of Wegmans treats. Inside Blue Cross Arena on the first floor will also be fruit options. There will also be a live band (Sinzibukwud),
On the third tier of the arena, be sure to visit the Recovery Zone from Chiropractic College! The Recovery Zone is FREE and a great opportunity for a post race workup.
Flash Frame will be at the race to take photos of participants that will be available to purchase after the race. This should be made available by mid week after the event.
Half Marathon - Course Time Limit
There is a 3 1/2 hour course limit for the Half Marathon (a 16:19 mile). If you are not keeping up to pace, you will be asked to move to the side of the road or sidewalk, so traffic can resume. At this point, the course will no longer be supported by traffic control, Road Marshals, Water Stops or finish line. So please be sure to plan accordingly. The finish line will close at 11:00 am sharp.
Half Marathon - Aid Stations
There are 5 Aid Stations approximately 2-3 miles apart. Aid Stations will have water. Be sure to thank the volunteers!!
- Mile 2ish - Frontier Field
- Mile 4ish - George Eastman House area
- Mile 6ish - Goodman St by Rite Aid
- Mile 8ish - as you enter Cemetery
- Mile 11ish - on River Path, past newest pedestrian bridge
Porto Potties will be located at
- Approximately the 5K mark
- At Water Stop #3 (Mile 6ish - Goodman St)
- Just before you enter the cemetery (approx 8 mile mark)
- Around mile 11 by the U of R
There will not be an awards ceremony on race day. In Person Overall Winners & Age Group Winners can stop at Fleet Feet @ The Armory starting at 11AM on Sunday, April 23rd. Awards will be available until May 7th at the Armory. We can transfer your award to Fleet Feet Buffalo mid week, but will need an email to email@example.com
on Monday or Tuesday post race to plan this transfer. Awards will not be mailed.
Half Marathon Awards: Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male and Female in 5 year age groups (19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up)
- 5K Awards: Overall Male and Female, Top 3 Male and Female in 5 year age groups (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up)
There will be some road closures & delays the morning of the race. We appreciate the efforts of the Rochester Police Department, who along with volunteer road marshals will do their very best to lessen the impact to the community while keeping the runners and walkers out of harm's way. Click here for the traffic advisory.