SSGT Javier Ortiz Memorial 5K Race/Walk

Sat June 22, 2024 Rochester, NY 14621 US Directions


SGGT JavIer Ortiz Memorial 5K Race & Walk

$20 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends June 20, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT


Saturday, June 17th , 2023
8:00 AM……………....Registration opens at Longhouse shelter at Seneca Park 
9:00 AM……………....5K run/walk begins
10:15 AM……………..Children’s Fun Run
10:30 AM……………...Award Ceremony

Overall Male & Female $100, 2nd & 3rd place medals

Overall Masters Male & Female $50

1st place age group medals


Participation Awards given out at FINISH LINE  (for those who want them)



Free, no registration required

Javier Ortiz Rivera was born in Cayey, PR on September 7, 1984. He moved to Rochester, NY at the age of 7 along with his family. Upon graduating high school he enrolled in the US Marine early entry program. In September of 2010 Javier was deployed on his 2nd tour to Afghanistan and 4th total in his 9 years as a Marine. He achieved a rank of Staff Sergeant and Platoon Leader. On November 16, 2010 Javier was killed by an IED roadside bomb while on foot patrol in an Afghanistan province. Javier represents all of the fallen soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our Freedom. Javier 26, was survived by his wife Veronica and three children, Alyssa, Andrew, and Anthony.

The SSGT Javier Ortiz Memorial 5K Race and Fitness Walk is sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF# NY12901KL). The race will start and finish at Trout Pond . For a map of the course, parking and directions visit


- First 150 registered get T-Shirt   


- Water stop on course
- Digital display clock at finish
- Accurate mile course
- Computerized race results by Robin Hood Racing
- Post race refreshments and fun
- Free entrance to PRFI Festival (one night only) Festival at Frontier Field 





Registration and packet pickup is available at BURGOS Income Tax , 1816 Clinton Ave North, Rochester 14621
Friday, 6/16 from 1pm - 6 pm       585-266-2680


Race Day Registration and packet pick up will begin at 8:00 am at Longhouse shelter at Seneca Park.

All proceeds from the SSGT Javier Ortiz Memorial 5K Race and Fitness Wall will go to TAPS . Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors. Families of fallen heroes. Go to for more information.

NOTE:  There is a processing fee of $2.50 when you register on-line.  To avoid the fee you may register in person at 1816 Clinton Ave N.


2222 St. Paul BLVD.
Rochester, NY US 14621

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