Rochester Marathon Weekend


The Rochester Marathon is an entire weekend of fitness and fun for the whole family! Get out in and enjoy the autumn air as you cheer on runners or pursue a personal best. The festivities kick off Friday, September 21, with the start of the two-day Fleet Feet Health & Wellness Expo. Fleet Feet at the Armory will host participant packet pickup as well as dozens of exhibitors offering official Rochester Marathon merchandise and the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition, and technology.

Your Friendly Local Boston Qualifier

The fun continues Saturday, September 22nd, when runners and walkers take to the streets in the Rochester 5K. The kids will also gather at Frontier Field to complete the final 1.2 miles of their marathon. The weekend will culminate on Sunday, September 23rd, with the Rochester Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay. The 26.2-mile qualifier for the Boston Marathon takes runners over four bridges and highlights the Genesee River and city landmarks. It has the perfect mix of elevation change to keep runners challenge, and overwhelming crowd support to provide motivation. If you just want to step out and catch a glimpse of the action, check out this guide to the city’s best viewing locations.