Grafton Run for the Roses 5K

5K, 5 Mile, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Aug 14, 2016


Grafton, NY

About This Activity

The 31st Annual Run for the Roses will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Grafton Lakes State Park, Route 2, 12 miles east of Troy, N.Y. The 5K Race begins at 9:00 a.m. The 2.5 mile Scenic Walk around Shaver Pond will start at 8:00 a.m. The Kids’ 1 mile Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The Course

The 5K Race course follows the Park Entrance Road, continues along Route 2, around the Town Park and back into the Park on Long Pond Road. The first half of the course is downhill, with uphill slopes on the second half. Water stations are near the half point. Mile markers and split times will be available. The Race finishes under the Race Banner.

The 2.5 Mile Scenic Nature Walk begins in the main parking lot, proceeds to Shaver Pond, and returns. The Walk finishes near the Race Banner.

The Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run begins in the main parking lot, proceeds through the woods and along the beach. The Fun Run finishes under the Race Banner.

Course Records

Rich Coughlin   Men’s record   15:17 1989 Lori Hewig   Women’s record   17:08 1990

2.5 Mile Scenic Nature Walk and Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run

To foster the spirit of participation, ribbons and books will be awarded to all runners and walkers. The time clock will be running at the finish line for the convenience of participants.


Awards are presented at the finish line immediately following the race. Re-freshments are provided and showers are located near the finish line. The Park offers beach and picnic facilities--plan on staying all day!

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