Adopt a Mile Program


2018 Adopt a Mile Benefactors

Susan B Anthony Neighborhood:  Adopted by Gilda's Club
Gilda's Club provides a meeting place for men, women and children living with cancer, along with their family and friends. They join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and non-profit, Gilda's Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, homelike setting. Gilda's Club is funded through the generosity of private individuals, corporations, foundations, and grants.

Downtown/Frontier Field:  Adopted by Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership's mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.  HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering.

East Avenue Neighborhood:  Adopted by the Bayview YMCA
The Bay View Family YMCA exists to strengthen community. The Y isn't just the name on the building. It's a spirit, a movement and a cause. Members join because they believe in the values that the Y stand for. The Bayview Y has proudly served the Webster, Penfield, Irondequoit and various Ontario County communities since 1974.  They nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and provide opportunities to give back and support their neighbors.

Park Avenue Neighborhood:  Adopted by:  Rescue Pit
Rescue Pit was incorporated in November 2014, and officially launched in January 2015. They are a foster-based rescue focused on serving the pit bulls and pit bull owners of Rochester, NY. Rescue Pit is committed to saving lives by creating a network of pit bull advocates who foster homeless dogs, educate the public, and increase general awareness of the breed.

Mt. Hope Cemetery:  Adopted by Friends of Mount Hope
The purpose of the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery is to optimize the cemetery's potential as a cultural resource through education, preservation and promotion of Mount Hope Cemetery's unique heritage.

The River Path & Corn Hill:  Adopted by the Northwest YMCA
The Northwest YMCA gives everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. They work side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has access to Y programs that make people healthy, confident and connected. The Northwest Y has proudly served the Greece, Hilton, and other Westside communities since 1972.

What is Adopt a Mile?

"Adopt a Mile" is a program where organizations can earn money and public recognition and marketing simply by coordinating, soliciting and organizing the volunteers for a particular “mile” of the Rochester Regional Health System Flower City Half Marathon & 5K course.

What will my organization be required to do?

Your organization will supply adult volunteers to serve as road marshals along the course, not only cheering on the athletes, but also helping monitor traffic control at the assigned and designated street corners along the 5K and Half Marathon course.

What will my organization receive in return?

  • Recognition with organization link on the Flower City Challenge on Facebook Fan and Group Pages Recognition with organization link on the Flower City Challenge E‐Newsletter (goes to over 35,000 people)
  • Race specific volunteer shirt
  • Monies based on the Adopted Mile location and volunteers needed (all responsibilities of the organization must be met or exceeded to receive “full” amount. We reserve the right to reduce monetary earnings if responsibilities are not met.)
***For more information on the Adopt a Mile program or to get your organization involved, please contact Nicole, here.***