2019 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Teacher's Challenge 5K

Sun June 2, 2019 Rochester, NY 14617 US Directions


ROC City Values Teacher's Challenge 5K Run

8:30AM EDT - 9:45AM EDT
Open to ages 100 and under.

ROC City Values One Mile Fun Run (12 & Under Only)

9:45AM EDT - 10:15AM EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.roccityvalues.com.


Durand Eastman Beach Park
Kings Highway N
Rochester, NY US 14617


THANK YOU FOR A FANTASTIC 2018 EVENT! We raised $15,000 for RCSD Teachers and Students!!! 

Packet Pickup: Saturday, June 1th from 10:30-4pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters, 3400 Monroe Avenue. This will save you precious time on an early Sunday morning, so we hope to see you on Saturday to grab your bib, t-shirt (for those who qualify), and goodies from sponsors. 

Race Day: Sunday June 2nd 7:30-8:20 packet pick up and day of registration, 8:15 announcements at start, 8:30 for 5K Run, 8:35 Walk (gives the runners a head start), 9:45 for Kids' One Mile Fun Run, 

Race Course: Very scenic course 5K along the paved shores of Lake Ontario, located at Durand Eastman Beach and is 1.55 miles out and 1.55 miles back. This course includes some gradual hills. It winds through the lowlands of Durand Beach to provide a refreshing break from the June morning sun. There is water provided at the turn around provided by the Rochester Road Runners and at the finish.  PCR Timing will provide timing for each individual runner who chooses that option it at registration.  Medved Running and Walking Outfitters is one the Race Sponsors and provides the finish line.

Prizes: Medals for First-Third place in each age group and additional prizes for the first place female and male overall thank you to our sponsors Impact Earth and Medved. 

Ready to register? Join a team, start a new one or register as an individual. It's your choice! Yes, this is the "Teacher's Challenge" but please know that all ages, schools, organizations, businesses, families, friends, groups, whatever are welcome to join.

Rochester City School Programs/Buildings Team Incentive: If you are an Elementary, Secondary or Academy on the 2018-19 RCSD School List, you are eligible for TC5K event donations. Thanks to many of our local corporate sponsors, if you have 20+ participants on your team, you will qualify for additional funds as a result of contribution from our corporate sponsorships, which will bring additional donations for school supplies to your program.  The top three RCSD schools with the most participants will earn additional funds! So, start building your team today!

What We Are About: Organizations throughout our community are coming together to support the Rochester City School District teachers and students. This 5K Run/Walk is going to be held on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at Durand Eastman Park. This event is hosted by ROC City Values, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening core values in our Rochester kids and their families through collaborations with businesses, organizations and schools. This will ultimately benefit our communities throughout the City of Rochester. 

First Five Years:  In our first year, 2014, thanks to the 500+ participants, we were able to give out almost $8,000 in gift cards for RCSD teachers to purchase school supplies with! In 2015, with the help of several local business sponsors, incredible donators and participants, the event raised over $13,000 and had well over 500 participants once again. In year three, four, and five we raised close to $20,000 each year! This was in large part due to the continued support of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, McGraw-Hill Education, Wegmans, RTA, Staples, NYSCATE, Webster Fit Body Boot Camp, and other local businesses. With these funds, we were able to donate gift cards to teachers in the Rochester City School District that ranged from $200-$1,200. That equates to much needed learning supplies.

Our goal is to have 70+ teams to include all RCSD schools/programs, surrounding school districts, community organizations, and local businesses to participate and to raise enough funds for each program to really feel the impact of the community's donations. With your registration, additional financial contributions, and participation in helping to spread the word about this event, we can make it happen together! 


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