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Pound the Ground for Veterans 5K / 10K and Walk

  • Mendon Ponds Park - Stewart Lodge (map)
We know it can change but it looks like a great day to run!

We know it can change but it looks like a great day to run!

Registration opens at 4:00pm
10K Race begins at 6:00pm (Part of the Rochester Runner of the Year Series for 2017)
5K/Walk begins at 6:15pm

Packet Pickup
Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory (155 Culver Rd, #110, Rochester, 14620)
Tuesday, August 8
10am - 7pm


About the Race

For its 9th year, Pound the Ground challenges you through the terrain of Mendon Ponds Park- and every step you take supports the men, women, and families served by Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. Choose from one of our USATF certified courses for 10K & 5K runners, or a 5K Walk along the course through the beautiful park grounds.

This years 10K is apart of the Rochester Runner of the Year Series.

Runners who are veterans or active duty can join the 5K Branch Battle competition.
The winning branch will be recognized on the Golden Boot Award, kept on display at VOC.

 Register to Run/Walk/Fundraise: 

Register to be part of the fun on race day. Bring your friends and register as a Team, running is always more fun as a group! Registration and Fundraising will open soon – Stay Tuned!

Contact Kevin Gross at 295-7833 or


Limited Edition

Become a fundraiser and raise $100 to receive this Tech-Tee!

Raise $250 and your Registration Fee will be REFUNDED!!

Event Sponsors

Earlier Event: June 10
Flag Day Campaign
Later Event: September 22
Theater of War