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Rochester River Run/Walk 5K

Rochester River Run and Walk 5K logo

The annual Rochester River Run/Walk 5K makes our Transplant Patient Fund a reality—helping patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery in times of great need.

Registration Now Open
NEW! Virtual River Run 
Oct. 1–18 | Any Place | Any Time
Register by Sept. 15 to receive a free race t-shirt!

Visit for full details and registration.

Run or Walk with Greater Purpose

Run, walk, build a team or pledge your support for this deeply meaningful cause. A collaboration between Friends of Strong, the hospital’s Transplant Units, and the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K supports those who await, undergo, and recover from transplant surgery.Money raised goes directly toward providing 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. It plays a critical role in supporting quality experiences and healthy outcomes for patients, their families and our communities.

This often poignant event also promotes awareness and knowledge of organ donation, while commemorating organ donors and recipients at a special ceremony concluding the race.

Thanks to your generosity and support, we've raised more than $300,000 since the Run's 2001 inception.

The River Run typically takes place along a scenic, park-lined portion of the Genesee River and is certified by USA Track & Field (#NY15140KL).

Pass Life On!

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! Visit