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Rochester River Run 5K set for September 18

Fund-raiser benefits Strong Memorial Hospital’s Organ Transplant Programs

Wednesday, August 18, 2004


WHAT:                       Rochester River Run 5K
WHEN:                       9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18
WHERE:                    Genesee Valley Park, Rochester

REGISTER:               (585) 275-2420

Individuals and teams are invited to participate in Friends of Strong’s fourth annual Rochester River Run 5K, formerly the Bill Sweet Memorial Walk/Run, to be held Sept. 18 at the Genesee Junction Pavilion in Genesee Valley Park. Pledges collected by participants who walk or run will go toward patient housing for the organ transplant programs at Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The Rochester River Run 5K course is certified to be accurate by USATF and computerized racing results will be offered. A 1-mile course for walkers has been added for those who prefer a shorter distance.

Registration will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The event begins at 9 a.m. T-shirts will be given to all participants and prizes will be awarded to top finishers in numerous categories. Refreshments will follow.

For more information or to register, call Friends of Strong at (585) 275-2420. Registration forms are online at

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Karin Christensen

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