Rochester River Run/Walk 5K
Join us for the 16th annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K—run, walk, or build a team and collect pledges to help patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery.
The River Run takes place along a scenic, park-lined portion of the Genesee River and is certified by USA Track & Field (#NY15140KL).
Sunday, April 15
8 a.m. On-site registration through 9:30
Genesee Valley Park (Round House)
99 Elmwood Ave.
Register at riverrun.urmc.edu
Run or Walk with Greater Purpose
A collaboration between Friends of Strong, the hospital’s Transplant Units, and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K is an annual fundraiser supporting those who await, undergo, and recover from transplant surgery. It promotes awareness and educates the public about organ donation, while commemorating organ donors and recipients—playing a critical role in supporting quality experiences and healthy outcomes for patients, their families, and our communities.
Money raised goes directly toward the Transplant Patient Fund, which provides transplant patients (heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas) with financial assistance before and after surgery, to help cover medication costs, lodging, and other patient care expenses. Thanks to your generosity and support, we've raised more than $210,000 since the Run's inception.
Pass Life On!
April is National Donate Life Month. Please consider joining the thousands of New Yorkers who have added their names to the organ donor registry. You have the power to give life: PassLifeOn.org
Sign Up or Create Your Team
Online registration will open mid-January. You can sign up as an individual or become a fundraiser—creating a team and collecting pledges to benefit transplant patient care initiatives at Strong. Donations can also be made via cash or check to be submitted at race packet pick up, or on race day—sponsors may note the name of the participating runner or walker in the notes area of the registration form.
Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to sponsor you with a donation of any amount. Prizes will be awarded to the two top pledge collectors.
||On-site registration through 9:30 a.m.
||Donor and recipient commemoration
||Starting time for Runners
||Starting time for Walkers
||Basket Winners Drawn