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Fri June 26 - Sun June 28 Rochester, NY 14620 US



Anywhere in the world!
Could be ROChester, NY!
Rochester, NY US 14620


ROC'n RUN– A Virtual Experience!

TIE UP THE LACES, TURN UP THE TUNES!  Like many other races worldwide, we’re going Virtual!

From the Producers of Rochester (NY) Lilac Festival’s legendary LILAC RUN 5K/10K, we introduce:

THE 2020 ROC’n RUN!

This race encompasses runners of all kinds, especially those who are missing the Festival scene this season. So put on your favorite band shirt, tune into our playlist (or yours!) and run like no one is watching (because they aren’t!)

DATE: June 26-28

WHERE:  Anywhere in the world!  A route that encompasses something musical in its path is an added bonus!  See SOCIAL CONTEST below.


  • Schools Out for Summer 2 Miler - $20 (14 & under ONLY)
  • Summer Madness 5K - $30
  • Summer Lovin' 10K - $30
  • Cruel, Cruel Summer Half Marathon - $30
    *Special pricing for those 18 and under only $20 for the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon


  • Curated Rochester Events artist playlist
  • At-home ROC'n RUN printable bib
  • Support MusiCares®!


  • ROC’n RUN T-shirt
  • ROC'n RUN Buff
  • ROC’n RUN Finisher Medal


Share your experience on social media for a chance to win some Aftershokz! Post a photo/video of you ROC’n in your favorite band shirt to your own beat or something musically inspired on your route.  For example a music venue, piece of artwork, or maybe even a live performance! Have fun with it!  Make sure to use the hashtag #ROCnRUN and tag @RochesterEvents in your post to be eligible and post by 5pm on Sunday, June 28th!  The most creative wins! Winner will be announced Monday, June 29th!


ROC to a new playlist while participating in the ROC’n RUN and tune into our curated playlist!  The playlist will be released the week of the event!  Make sure to answer the question, "What is your favorite song/artist to workout to?" when registering or share out your favorite song with us using the hashtag #ROCnRun to get your favorites on the list!


  • Registration closes on Sunday, June 28th at 5:00pm
  • The distance you can choose can be done all at once or completed over the three days. 
  • Participants have until 12:00am on Friday, June 26th till no later than 9:00pm on Sunday, June 28, 2020  to complete the events.  All results must be entered into RunSignUp by 11:59pm (more details and info on how to submit to come).
  • Participants will have the option to pick up their swag or have it shipped to them them four weeks after the event for additional cost ($7.50).  In order to plan accordingly for swag needs perk pick up date is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 31st from 4-7pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters.


A portion of the proceeds will go to MusiCares®!  MusiCares® provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares®’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies. Please join us to help keep the music community alive and thriving, giving it as much as it gives us.


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