Runnin’ of the Green

Community Favorite Race Goes Virtual for 2021

March 13-20, 2021 | Register Today

For more than two decades, Runnin’ of the Green has been the race that served as the unofficial kickoff of the racing season. The YMCA of Greater Rochester is proud to help the tradition of this 5-mile race continue. Runnin’ of the Green is returning in 2021 – virtually!

Virtual Details

Grab your green and hit the streets to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! You have the option of running the 5 mile race anywhere you’d like.

Virtual races can be completed on any course you choose at the time that is convenient to you. Participants have one week to complete the course and enter your time online. Times will be submitted online, with option to also upload photos.  Use hashtag #ROTG2021 to share on social.

Tradition Continues

Runnin’ of the Green typically draw more than 1,500 runners each year. The Y is excited to help keep the spirit of the race alive in 2021 while keeping our community safe with a virtual race. We’re honored to be the title sponsor, along being chosen a fundraising partner. Participants can donate to the Y when signing up or logging time. All funds will support our essential services, including child care centers, Y School of ROC hybrid learning for school age kids and much more. Any amount you are able to give will make a big impact.

Registration for the race is $25 until February 8. Registration goes up to $30 after that. Participants can register for 2022, when organizers are hopeful to return to the road course.