GENESEO – The annual Ramon Rocha 5K run and walk has gained national accreditation through U.S.A. Track and Field.
According to event organizers, the race on Saturday, Sept. 12 is open to all ages and ability levels, including runners with disabilities, as part of the Geneseo Trio and benefits the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming.
“It’s an inspiration,” said Tina Sick, race organizer. “Runners with disabilities run in the pack with everyone else. It’s inspiring to see.”
The course starts at the intersection of North and Main Street, heads south to Chestnut Street, then turns left on Second Street, right on North Street, right on Highland Road, left on Center Street, left on Stuyvesant Manor, follows the Stuyvesant loop, turns left on Center Street, right on Highland Road, left on North Street, and finishes at St. Mary’s Church.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12 and the race starts at 10 a.m.
The race is named in for SUNY Geneseo professor Ramon Rocha, who helped found the Teresa House in Geneseo, a comfort care ministry for residents nearing the end of terminal illness, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming.
Proceeds benefit the Arc of Livingston Wyoming.