Covid-19 has cancelled just about everything this year. Sporting events, graduations, and concerts have all been postponed or cancelled in some capacity. The Rochester Lilac 5k/10k is no exception to these cancellations. In the absence of the Lilac Fest, Rochester Events have established their first ever virtual run, the “Roc’n RUN.” This event will benefit MusiCares, a non-profit organization formed by the Recording Academy, who usually run the GRAMMYS, to raise money to provide a much needed safety net for out of work people in the entertainment industry.
Rochester Events owner Jeff Springut stated “Although we’ve probably lost the Festival season, we’re giving not only our local community but anyone in the world a chance to tie up the laces and turn up the tunes! The virtual run and walk has a distance for everyone- and can be run anywhere- whether you are an athlete, music fan, or both!” This event was made possible by The Springut Group, a Rochester-based company with greater than 35 years of experience in bringing events to the community. They produce the Rochester Lilac Festival, Five Star Bank Party in the Park Concert Series, Midtown Eats, and other special events.
The ROC‘n RUN event will take place June 26th – 28th and will host 4 races. The Summer Madness 5K, Lovin’ Summer 10K and Cruel, Cruel Summer Half-Marathon, as well as a Schools Out for Summer 2-Miler for those under 14.
Registration for the ROC’n RUN opened on Wednesday, June 3rd and can be found at their website.