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The Scare Brain Cancer Away 5K starts and finishes at East Rochester High School running through the streets of East Rochester. Participants will be offered a t-shirt, post race party, and post race awards to the top 3 in each age group (5 year age groups) The Patient Needs Fund … MORE
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a local 5K located in East Rochester that raises money and awareness for brain cancer. I was on-call this weekend so had to do local 5Ks. The race … MORE

    This is a local 5K located in East Rochester that raises money and awareness for brain cancer. I was on-call this weekend so had to do local 5Ks. The race starts at a local high school. There is packet pick-up either at a running store on Friday or race day. I got it the morning of the race. Parking and packet pick-up easy in the morning when I arrived. Though the lines looked long closer to the race. You got a nice polyblend shirt. It is good quality and nice aqua green color with a nice design. There were bathrooms inside the school. It is chip timed at the end not the start. The start is behind the flag. I thought the start could be a bit more organized. The RD was speaking using a speaker but I could not hear him at all despite being in the middle of the corral. The race also started about 5 minutes late probably because of the long line for packet pick-up which is understandable. But with no hearing the directions and it not starting on time I wasn’t sure when the race would start and it was kind of sudden and my Garmin reset so I had to take a few seconds to get it to work. I’d recommend a better speaker system. The course is a loop through neighborhoods around the school. It is fine. Not too special but there are nice changing leaves and it was a gorgeous and surprisingly sunny day. There were a few spectators from the neighborhood. Course well-marked and easy to follow with closed off streets. Course had some minor hills but nothing significant and most were in the middle so the end was mostly downhill. It was a relatively fast course. My foot is now healed and my speed is getting close to baseline and I was able to run my second fastest 5K of the year. Still a bit slower than usual for a fast course but at least within my normal 5K time range. There were no medals but you got an additional water bottle. There was a very good selection of post race foods along with water. The food included fruit, granola bar, mini muffin, bagels and breakfast pizza (some vegetarian and some with bacon). This isn’t a race I would go out of my way for or stay in town just to do it but I’d consider it again if I were on-call or in town for the weekend.

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