The 2016 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Teacher's Challenge 5K

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Jun 12, 2016


Rochester, NY

About This Activity

Packet Pickup: Saturday, June 11th from 10am-4pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters, 3400 Monroe Avenue. This will save you precious time on an early Sunday morning, so we hope to see you on Saturday to grab your bib, tshirt (for those who qualify) and goodies from sponsors. 

What We Are About: Organizations throughout our community are coming together to support the Rochester City School District teachers and students. This 5K Run/Walk is going to be held on Sunday June 12th, 2016 at Durand Eastman Park. This event is hosted by ROC City Values, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening core values in our Rochester kids and their families through collaborations with businesses, organizations and schools. This will ultimately benefit our communities throughout the City of Rochester. The event sponsor is Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a non profit health organization headquartered in Rochester, NY. EBCBS works collaboratively with local organizations, including schools on health and wellness initiatives.

Year One & Two:  In our first year, 2014, thanks to the 500+ participants, we were able to give out almost $8,000 in gift cards for RCSD teachers to purchase school supplies with! In 2015, with the help of several local business sponsors, incredible donators and participants, the event raised over $13,000 and had well over 500 participants once again. Amazing!

With about 60 schools/programs district-wide, our mission is to raise enough funds for each program to really feel the impact of the donations. With your registration and participation in helping to spread the word about this event, we can make it happen together!

Ready to register? Join a team, start a new one or register as an individual. It's your choice! Yes, this is the "Teacher's Challenge" but please know that all ages, schools, organizations, businesses, families, friends, groups, whatever are welcome!

Rochester City School Programs/Buildings Team Incentive: If you are an Elementary, Secondary or Academy on the 2015-16 RCSD School List, you are eligible for TC5K event donations. Thanks to many of our local corporate sponsors, if you have 20+ participants on your team, you will qualify for a corporate sponsorship, which will bring additional donations for school supplies to your program. So, start building your team today!

Race Course: Very scenic course 5K along the paved shores of Lake Ontario, located at Durand Eastman Beach. This course is relatively flat. It winds through the lowlands of Durand Beach to provide a refreshing break from the June morning sun. PCR Timing will provide timing for each individual runner.  Medved Running and Walking Outfitters is the Race Sponsor.

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