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Rochester River Run/Walk 5K @ Genesee Valley Park (Round House Shelter)
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am

The Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital & the Hospital’s Transplant Units Presents:

The 18th Annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K

Don’t miss out on this fun and inspiring event! Run, walk or build a team and collect pledges to help patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery. The morning also includes a moving tribute to organ donors, donor families and transplant recipients.

Sunday, April 7
Genesee Valley Park (Round House)
99 Elmwood Ave.
The River Run takes place along a scenic, park-lined portion of the Genesee River and is certified by USA Track & Field (#NY15140KL).

To register online, go to:

Register by March 18th for a free long-sleeve tech or cotton shirt. Online registration closes on Thursday, April 4th, at midnight. Registration cost after April 4th will increase to $35. Children are welcome – under age 10 are free (no shirt).

Click here to visit the Friends of Strong website and view updates on the event. 


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