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Join the Middle Finger 5K for a sunrise start and to raise awareness and funds for Thrive To Survive. Registration for the 5K includes: – MF5K (unisex sizing) – Breakfast burrito post race – Check-in Party on Friday (location TBD) – The special satisfaction knowing you are making a difference … MORE
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a 5K that takes place in Geneva which is about a 45 minute drive from Rochester and is located at lake Seneca one of the middle finger lakes. … MORE

    This is a 5K that takes place in Geneva which is about a 45 minute drive from Rochester and is located at lake Seneca one of the middle finger lakes. The race raises money for a charity that helps support people fighting cancer in the Finger Lakes community. This was an excellent charity 5K. There was the exact right amount of pre-race communication and everything such as pack pick-up, parking, location was very clear. There is packet pick-up either Friday before the race or race morning. Since Geneva is a bit of a drive I just did it race day morning. For race day morning they gave info with all the areas for parking. This race starts very, very early at 6am. Even though I didn’t love getting up early. I actually liked the early start for 2 reasons. The first being that I was on-call and usually when I run races on call I have to leave as soon as I finish but the early start let me have time to hang out after the race and enjoy the finish. The second reason is that it has been really, hot this week and it would have been in the 80s around 8 or 9am but it was perfect weather at 6am. I had no trouble finding parking but I did arrive a little bit early around 5:15. You may have to park a little further away if you arrive closer to race start. Packet pick-up is in a community center and there are also indoor, real bathrooms (along with a few port-a-potties outside). Packet included bib and a nice, cotton shirt in a nice teal color. The race has about 500 participants and is very walker friendly. There were lots of groups walking. It is chipped timed. There is a finish arch and it is basically a loop on a paved trail through a park by Lake Seneca. It is very easy to follow. The trail is quite pretty with lovely lake views but a bit monotonous as there is one view for most of the race. At least it is a very pretty one. It is also flat as a pancake. My GPS said there was 7 ft of elevation gain total. There was an aid station in the middle with water. Not a lot of spectators on course but a lot at the finish line. No medal but that is okay for a charity 5K. The race was chipped time and times posted right away. My finishing time wasn’t my fastest but was exactly what I was going for. I reinjured my foot at Yosemite and I had to rest all week. Luckily my foot felt fine during the race but I didn’t want to aggravate it so I just ran comfortable 11:30 to 12 min/mil. While I though production was excellent for a charity 5K and I wouldn’t old this too much against the race, 2 things that could have improved the race would be a more spread out start since some parts of the trail were a little tight and mile markers. At the end there was a great spread of food. They had breakfast burritos including vegetarian (though not vegan), cake, bagel, water, coffee and juice. Better post-race food that some bigger races I’ve done. As I said before this was an excellent charity 5K. I will definitely do this one again if I am in town for it and would recommend it to locals.

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