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UR Fitness Center's Department Dash


This is now a virtual event - held August 26 - September 10.

This 5k run / walk was created to promote team building within departments and the UR as a whole. 

We had 597 participants for our first event - amazing! We hope to see you all again in 2021.

*Please note that this event is only open to UR staff, faculty & students.

Departments: Get others from your department to participate. Make this a fun thing you can do with your coworkers. There is even a prize or two to reward a department that gets a good deal of participants.

Specifics: Register anytime before 9/10 and then run or walk a 5k between 8/26 and 9/10 and record your results.

Location:  Your choice! We will provide the map of the 5k the Department Dash uses - or you can pick a 5k of your own.

Dates: Wednesday 8/26 - Thursday 9/10

Cost: Only $10; Cost includes race shirt* and entry for raffle prizes. There is a $2.00 additional processing fee charged by runsignup per transaction (you can register multiple people at once to save - transactions of $10-$30 have a $2.90 fee and anything over $30.01 is $3.30). *The shirts for the race this year only will be performance shirts in men's and women's cut. Next year we will go back to cotton shirts so that departments can have a designated color of their choice. Shirts will be distributed approximately 10 days after the event.

Register here


A big thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

 Align Advantage    The Beer Market


Thank you to the businesses that donated items for our raffles.


Woodcliff  Seneca Niagara  Black Button Distilling    Geulahs Core Life  cosimano e ferrari     LasertronWarrior Factory    Moe's  GCV&M RussellsWarrior FactoryLittle Herbary  Knighthawks   Americans NVP PaintballCragie Brae    Fabulous Flowers  Eastman Museum  Stokoe   driphouse  BayCreek  Sonnenberg


  • Woodcliff – overnight stay for 2 with breakfast
  • Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - overnight stay for 2
  • Cragie Brae – golf
  • Russells at Salvatores Grand Hotel in Buffalo - $50 gift card
  • Fabulous Flowers - gift certificate
  • Cafe 601 - vouchers
  • Driphouse – one service
  • Cam’s Pizza – gift certificate
  • Little Herbary – gift card
  • Stokoe Farms – harvest fest passes for 2
  • NVP Paintball - passes
  • Genesee Country Museum - 2 admissions
  • George Eastman Museum - admissions
  • Sonnenberg - 2 admission