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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 FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Run585 series is a series of 3 races in Genesee Valley Park in Rochester by Yellow Jacket Racing. The 585 refers to Rochester's area code and the series includes … MORE

    The Run585 series is a series of 3 races in Genesee Valley Park in Rochester by Yellow Jacket Racing. The 585 refers to Rochester’s area code and the series includes a June 5K, a July 8K and an August 5K so 585. This is the first race in the series. Last year I participated in the series in a “virtu-real” format where the courses were marked for a week period and you could track yourself on racejoy but this was my first time doing the live series. Packet pick-up is recommended the day before at the store but is also available race day. Every year there is a different swag item for each race and a big swag item if you do the whole series and an additional shirt you can purchase to show your 585 pride. Last year the small item for each race was cups and this year a beer coozie. The big swag item for the series was a tote bag last year and this year a cooler. Packet also included bib and a race sticker. This year there is a rolling start from 4:30 to 6pm. This is super, easy and stress-free as the park is about a 1/2 mile from work so I can just walk over and start. The rolling start isn’t super exciting but this is a popular race series with over 300 runners so there were enough people to add some excitement and I was hardly ever alone on the course. This race was chipped time. The weather tonight was perfect and this is a really nice and fast course along the Erie canal in Genesee Valley Park. The only hills are two bridges but I think these are the easiest bridges to run up in the park. This course goes through some of the prettiest areas of the park. The finish line was set up very nice and really exciting. This is a fast course and I had a very fast 5K for having run two half marathons in a row a few days ago. Last year when I did the course “virtu-really” and my legs were a little fresher from the lack of racing I had a sub-30 finishing time to give you an idea of how fast it is. The RD cheered on the runners personally at the finish line and you are handed a bag with medal and goodies. There was also water bottles and non-alcoholic beer from athletic brewing company. The medal is nice and is a big 5 with the race name. The snacks include chips, mini chocolate chip cookies, peanuts and fruit snacks but sadly no granola bar this time. The end of the race was in a field and there were space for runners to hang out afterwards. Normally there is a barbeque but not this year due to covid. I am curious now that NY has lifted covid restrictions if the format will change for the next 2 races in the series. While the rolling start was nice and stress-free, an exciting mass start would be great. I also wouldn’t mind some savory food since they always have vegetarian options at their races. This is a very nice, well done 5K and is super convenient for me. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.

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