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The Lilac Run is BACK, May 23, 2021!

With an all new COVID safe format

It’s everyone’s FAVORITE race! The Lilac in-person 5K/10K marks the kick-off to the warm weather. This course winds along the Genesee River with a start and finish Genesee Valley Park. This year, we will also offer virtual options for the the Lilac 5k/10K.

Dunkin Dash

  1 Mile Run For Donuts

Who doesn’t LOVE Donuts?! Then this race is for you! Run, walk or heck- even skip to the Dunkin’ Mascot and then to the finish line. This race is for all ages, and you get a cool T-shirt and a gift card for a 10-count box of Munchkins!

The Lilac Run Benefits The Champion Academy

The Champion Academy helps urban teens in poverty overcome their traumatic experiences and use them as fuel to drive their improvement as students, citizens and future professionals.

Packet Pick Up For 5K & 10K

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Wednesday, May 19th through Saturday, May 22nd)  MedVed Running & Walking Outfitter, 3400 Monroe Avenue, 14618

  • Time: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 7 pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • You must attend pre-race packet pick up.  There will be NO day of packet pick up!
  • If you signed up for the virtual 5K or 10K you will still want to pick up your swag during these times unless you selected shipping.
  • Participants will be required to wear face masks.
  • Participants will be required to follow social distancing and queue up spaced 6′ apart.
  • Volunteers will wear face masks and will be handing out bibs, shirts and finisher medal (to be worn post race!) in a prepared packet.


Whether you are a seasoned runner or a first-timer, let us guide the way. From fitting you to the perfect running shoe to helping you achieve your personal best, Medved Running & Walking Outfitters has the expertise in all areas of the sport. Join the Medved Endurance Program to get discounts on races, training programs, and store purchases. To learn more about specific training programs, please call Dan Medved at 585-248-3420 or email him at

The Lilac Run is a part of the Rochester Runner of the Year Series

Special Thanks

Race Director: Medved Running & Walking Outfitters

Visit Medved Running & Walking Outfitters for stats and past performance records.


Medved Running & Walking Outfitters
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