Join us for our annual road races, dog walk, and pet festival to help raise funds and awareness for Animal Services. The races run simultaneously with staggered starts beginning at 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., so pick the one that is best for you.
Stick around after the races for food and refreshments, live music, the 1-mile dog walk and pet festival.
New features for 2013 will include discounted pet adoptions throughout the day and free rabies vaccinations and a microchip clinic for $20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|184 Verona St., Rochester, NY 14608Map|
|Verona Street Animal Society|
|5K: $15 in advance, $20 race day|
10K: $20 advance, $25 race day
Dog Walk: Pay or raise $30, free for children 10 and under
Pet Contests: $2 per category
|Free parking in Kodak Lot D. Enter parking lot from Oak Street with access from Jay Street, Smith Street, or Plank Street from Broad and Allen.|
|Register for the event online or at the Animal Services Center at 184 Verona Street. Or you can print a registration form and mail it to VSAS, PO Box 22874, Rochester, NY 14692. Pre-registration and packet pick up will also be available 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 6 and 7 at both Fleet Feet Sports locations, 2210 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 and 2522 Ridgeway Avenue.|
|Organized by the Verona Street Animal Society|
Sponsors include: Monroe Veterinary Associates; Fleet Feet Sports; Pet Saver Healthy Pet Superstore; PetCo Foundation; Harter, Secrest & Emery; Xerox; Pharos; The Cannan Group; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Invisible Fence Brand; South Town Plaza Associates; TLF Graphics; dogways; Genesee Brew Company; Hills Pet Nutrition; Bayer Advantage; The Mediation Center; Badfish Consulting; Jamro Auto Repair; Ralph Honda; Merzbach Law Office; Butler Schein Animal Health; Rural Metro; Heritage Financial Services; Hope 4 Your Canine; WHEC-TV News 10; FM100.5 The Drive
Several roads will close during the race from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
- Verona St. (Smith to Morrie Silver Way)
- Jay St. (Plymouth to Oak)
- Brown St. (State to Oak St.)
- Plymouth Ave. (Closed from Inner Loop toJay St. and from Broad to
Exchange Blvd,Open southbound from Inner Loop to Main St.)
- Spring St. (at Plymouth)
- Atkinson (at Plymouth)
- Exchange Blvd. (Main St. to Ford St.)
- Troup St. (Plymouth to Exchange)
- Court St. (South Ave. to Exchange)
- Broad St. (Exchange to Plymouth Ave.)
- Main St. (State St. to Plymouth Ave.)
- Fitzhugh St. (Main to Church St.)
- Fitzhugh St. (Troup to Plymouth)
Note: Verona Street between Jay St. and Brown St. will be closed 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.
|Rain or shine. Event directors will make decision about postponing or cancellation for inclement weather. The event will not be rescheduled and no refunds will be provided.|
Post-race hospitality including bottled water, bagels, apples, bananas, nutrition bars.
Food and coffee will also be available for sale with a variety of options including hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages, mac 'n cheese, smoothies, fried dough, and more.
|Vendor spaces are available. Visit www.VSAS.org or contact VSASinc@gmail.com for more information. |