Flower City Looking Good Series--City Parks and Neighborhoods


The beauty of Rochester's parks and neighborhoods offer scenic backdrop for fun and fitness races and events during the 2015 season of the Flower City Looking Good program. Join your friends and family at one or more of these great events and experience the natural wonders the Flower City.

Flower City Challenge

Run the Roc, Tri the Roc, Du the Roc! Unity Health Systems Flower City Challenge, presented by Fleet Feet Sports. Saturday, April 25. SMP Rochester River Challenge Duathlon & Paddle Triathlon. Events for all fitness levels .Genesee Waterways Center, 149 Elmwood Ave. in Genesee Valley Park. For more information, visit www.FlowerCityChallenge.com.

 Unity Health Systems Rochester Flower City Half Marathon and Wegmans Family 5K. Sunday, April 26. Be part of this fun family fitness event. Races start/finish at the War Memorial. For more information, visit www.FlowerCityChallenge.com 

Pumpkins in the Park 5K & Kids Races.

Saturday, October 25 at Cobbs Hill Park: This USATF Certified 5K race to benefit the Rochester Youth Sports Foundation, supports sports opportunities for Rochester youth. the race begins at 9 a.m. Youth race starts at 9:45 a.m. Meet at Cobbs Hill Lake Riley Lodge, Norris Drive off Culver Road. Celebrate fitness with your family and friends while supporting youth sports in the city. Kids distances include quarter mile, half mile and mile. Online registration at: www.yellowjacketracing.com. For more information about the Tony Jordan Youth Sports Foundation, visit www.tjyouthsportsfoundation.org. 


Other Runs/Walks:

Sunday, May 3. Walk MS to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Genesee Valley Park, Race begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 271-0801 or visit www.walknyr.nationalmssociety.org.

 Sunday, May 10. Pink Ribbon Run & Family Fitness Walk to benefit the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
NEW LOCATION: Genesee Valley Park. Race begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 473-8177 or visit www.bccr.org.

 Sunday, May 17. Medved Lilac 10K & 5K Family Fun Run
Highland Park.  5K race begins at 8 a.m.; 10K race begins at 9:15 a.m.  For more information, call 248-3420 or visit www.medvedrunwalk.com.

 Sunday, May 17. Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Genesee Valley Park.  Check-in at 10 a.m.; race begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 1-(800) 344-4823 or visit www.cff.org.

 Saturday, June 6. 2nd Annual Northeast Family Fitness 5K Walk @ El Camino.
Conkey Corner Park,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Genesee Land Trust, Project HOPE, Conkey Cruisers, Group 14621 and the City of Rochester. For more information, visit www.geneseelandtrust.org/events-activities.aspx 

 Saturday, June 6. 12th Annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk.
Seneca Park Longhouse Shelter, 2222 St. Paul Blvd. Check-in at 9 a.m.; race begins 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Greater Rochester Scleroderma Support Group & the Tri-State Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation.  For more information, call 1-800-867-0885 or visit www.sclerodermatristate.org 

 Sunday, June 21. Medved 5K to Cure ALS at Frontier Field.
For more information, call 248-3420 or visit www.medvedrunwalk.com.

 Sunday, July 19. Jungle Jog 5K & Seneca Park Mile.
Lower Seneca Park and Seneca Park Zoo.  5K race begins at 8:15 a.m.; and Seneca Park Mile begins at 9:30 a.m.  For more information, call 336-7202 or visit www.senecazoo.org.

 Wednesday, August 19 -Sunday, August 23. AIDS Red Ribbon 5 -Day Ride.
To benefit Trillium Health (formerly AIDS Care) efforts to help those infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit www.aidsredribbonride.org.

Thursday, August 27. Summer Bike Cruise along the El Camino.
Meet at Conkey Corner Park, 92 Conkey Ave. Cruise on your bike with Conkey Cruiser’s Captain, Theresa Bowick. Leisurely ride along the El Camino Trail from Conkey Corner Park to Lake Ontario.

 Sunday, September 20. 8th Annual Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer 5K.
Monroe Community College.  For more information, call 469-5727 or visit www.cancerwellnessconnections.com.

 Saturday, September 26. Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Monroe Community Hospital, Check-in at 9 a.m. To benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  For more information, call 760-5472 or visit www.alz.org/rochesterny.

Saturday, October 3. George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K.
For more information, call 271-3361x291 or visit www.eastmanhouse.org.

 Sunday, October 4. Kidney Walk.
Frontier Field. To benefit the National Kidney Foundation serving Upstate New York. For more information, call 697-0874x30 or visit www.kidneywalk.org.