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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3
The RUN585 Series is Back! You can register for the series of singular events. Enjoy the perfect Genesee River Path during the summer months, crossing scenic pedestrian bridges and running along the historic Genesee River. The finish is at the Genesee Waterways Center, the home for Rochester kayaking, supping or … MORE
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    seagroves87 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is the last event in the Run585 series. I also did this race last year and that review has more info. Packet pick-up was at the store the day … MORE

    This is the last event in the Run585 series. I also did this race last year and that review has more info. Packet pick-up was at the store the day before or the day of the race. You get a beer coozie and bib for each individual race. If you do all 3 in the series you get a bigger swag item (I was out of town for the first race so just did the last 2 this year and didn’t get the bigger swag item). Last year this race lived up to it’s name but this year it was not hot and was perfect running weather. The race starts at 6pm on Wednesday at Genesee Valley Park which is conveniently right behind my work so I just went straight after work. It was a relatively well produced race but I did think the start was too tight and should have had a timing mat. This race was more popular with the perfect weather and the start was really tight. A few waves would have broken things up better. Other than that it was a smooth, well-marked course on the canal path. It was the same as the modified 5K they used last month so I knew it well. Very easy except one bridge at the end. It is a pretty course but I usually run here so not that exciting. I was much faster today and cut 1.5 minutes off my time from last Saturday so I am happy to continue to be making progress. Finish area set up nice and you get a medal. There were again baked potatoes along with some cold water bottles. Overall this is a nice midweek series I would recommend for locals

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    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was the third and final race in the RUN585 series produced by Yellow Jacket Racing. These are 3 Wednesday evening summer races. The 585 refers to the Rochester area … MORE

    This was the third and final race in the RUN585 series produced by Yellow Jacket Racing. These are 3 Wednesday evening summer races. The 585 refers to the Rochester area code. Packet pick-up was either the day before at the store or you could get it race day. I got it the day before and along with bib you got the race beer coozie and a sticker. If you participate in the series you also get a bigger swag item. This year it was a cooler which was picked up at the second race. They continued to do the rolling start format which is a little anti-climatic but very unstressful. This race was also at Genesee Valley Park. It is a different course than the first 5K. Tonight was extremely hot. It was over 90 degrees and very humid. The RD sent an email with heat safety tips. Reminder not to try to PR and reminder to carry water. They also did add a water stop at the halfway mark to help with the heat which was appreciated. I just walked to the race after work and went. The course is pretty nice. Luckily most of it is shaded. It is pretty flat except for some bridges. This one is a little tougher than the first 5K because it goes over the evil bridge. I walked anything that had any incline given the heat tonight but when I ran the course “virtu-really” last year in cooler weather I ran all but the evil bridge. Course was really well marked. Also the water which was in a cooler with cups placed by it was super cold and refreshing and very appreciated. While the start and the race itself are a little anti-climactic with the rolling start the finish line is set up really nice. I was expectedly slow given the extreme heat but did reach my goal of under 36 minutes which I thought was a decent time for me given the weather. There is your bag of the same snacks along with my final “5” medal to complete the 585 set. There was also coke and non-alcoholic beer. The coke was ice cold and so nice. You were able to stay and hang around but I had plans after so I left. Overall this is a fun series. I’m glad they held it this year. I will definitely participate next year as long as I am in town. I hope that things are back to normal so it can have a mass start and a BBQ at the end but I enjoyed the series even with the modified format.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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