Trot w/ Troops - Rochester, NY
|Sunday, May 27, 2012
Time Warner Cable
71 Mt. Hope Ave
Rochester, New York 14620
Event Organizer Website
|$15 thru May 1st | $18 thru May 24 | $20 Day of | $10 Students 12 - 18 | Under 12 FREE|
Join us on May 27th, 2012 for the 3rd annual Trot w/ Troops in Rochester, a 5K Trot / March – in cadence – with our nation’s finest to support Operation Patriot Foundation’s mission to help our troops returning from combat..
Prizes to the top two pledges of more than $100:
Wanna win an iPad or an iPod? The participants with the top two pledges of more than $100 WIN! Top prize - iPad / 2nd place - iPod.
About the Trot - 5K+
Trot w/ Troops was organized to support military personnel as they transition back into society. There will be 2 laps around the scenic River Walk. The first lap will be a Military March followed directly into a full-blown double-time Trot. Both will be lead by U.S. Military personnel calling out cadence. LOUD & PROUD is the theme so be ready to make noise! The route is approximately 3.4 miles – a little more than 5K. Our troops ALWAYS go the extra distance!
Prior Service / Veterans
If you're prior service, wear your military fatigues, PT uniform (or any other military uniform you wish to trot in) and join your branch at the front of the pack. Registration is not required.
March vs Trot
Choosing to March (walk) or Trot (run) is simply for staging purposes. There is no extra fee to participate in both. The first lap will be the "March" with the second lap going right into the "Trot". Marchers will line up at the back of the pack with Trotters lined up in the front. Once we break into the double-time "Trot", the Trotters will pull away from the Marchers. This is for safety and traffic purposes so that the marchers will not hold up the trotters.
We ask that all participants line up in formation with our Troops. PLEASE do not break formation or pass the person lined up in front of you. If you feel you need to rest, we ask that you step off the course and fall back in at the end of the pack. Please do not enter back into the formation until all participants pass you.
There will be Military Squad Leaders calling out cadence. As part of the experience, Marchers & Trotters are strongly encouraged to participate by repeating the cadence. LOUD and PROUD is the theme so be prepared to use those vocal chords!
FREE t-shirt to the first 100 PAID registrants. Additional t-shirts may be available for sale at the event while supplies last.
The route begins on the scenic Genesee River Walk directly behind Time Warner Cable at 71 Mt Hope Ave. The route will take you to Ford Street – over the bridge to the path along Exchange Blvd to Court Street – over the Court Street Bridge to the path along South Ave – path continues back to Time Warner Cable.
Limited free parking will be available at Time Warner Cable. Additional public parking is available at the Blue Cross Arena lot and other lots in the area. All parking is subject to the rules of the individual lots.
About Operation Patriot Foundation
Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization that was founded for two reasons: to pay tribute to those who risk their lives to protect us - fire, police and military personnel, and to raise funds to support these heroes in their time of need. Operation Patriot Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.