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.
As with last year, the event will include discounted pet adoptions throughout the day, free rabies vaccinations, and pet microchipping for $20.
|184 Verona St., Rochester, NY 14608Map|
|Verona Street Animal Society|
|5K: $20 in advance, $25 race day|
10K: $25 advance, $30 race day
Dog Walk: $25 adults, $5 children 10 and under
Pet Contests: $2 per category
Free Rabies vaccinations
$20 microchip identification
|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. Packet pick up for runners will be available 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports at The Armory 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14607.|
Organized by the Verona Street Animal Society and the City of Rochester
Sponsors include: Monroe Veterinary Associates, Renewal By Andersen, Fleet Feet Sports, Petco Foundation, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, South Town Plaza Associates, Xerox, Karpus Investments, TLF Graphics, 24PetWatch, Bayer Health Care, Henry Schein Animal Health, Heritage Financial Services, JAMRO Auto Repair, Merzbach Law Office, Ralph Honda, Rural Metro
Media Sponsors: WHAM-13 ABC, FOX Rochester, The CW Rochester, FM100.5 The Drive, and Rochester Woman Magazine
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit www.VSAS.org or contact VSASinc@gmail.com for more information.
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.
Refer to the driving directions to avoid street closings and delays when heading to the event location and designated parking lot.
|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 trucks and food carts will be set up throughout Brown Square Park offering a variety of options including hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages, mac 'n cheese, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, fried dough, and more.
|Food and merchandise vendor spaces are available. Visit www.VSAS.org or contact VSASinc@gmail.com for more information. |