Directions/Parking

Directions for Saturday, April 29th: SMP River Challenge (Du & Tri)

The Genesee Waterways Center is located in Genesee Valley Park near the City ice rink/outdoor pool.  The address is:

149 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14611

From the South
Get off at the Scottsville Road (NYS Rt. 383) exit which is on the southwest side of Monroe County. Travel north on Scottsville Road for about 2/3 mile and then bear right onto Elmwood Ave. Proceed ¼ mile on Elmwood Ave and turn right into Genesee Valley Park by the City ice arena/pool. Go another 400 feet until you see the GWC facilities (tan and green buildlings) and park in the designated areas.

From the East
Take 490 Westbound to 590 South. Get off the Elmwood Avenue Exit. Turn Right onto Elmwood. Stay on Elmwood about 3 miles. Its past Strong Hospital and U or R Campus

From the West
Take 490 Eastbound. Get off the Goodman Street Exit. Turn Right onto Goodman. Take Goodman to Elmwood Avenue. Turn Right onto Elmwood. Its past Strong Hospital and U or R Campus

Parking for Saturday, April 29th: SMP River Challenge (Du & Tri)

There is NO participant/spectator parking at the Genesee Waterways Center or across the street from the GWC.  All River Challenge Parking is in the Intercampus Parking Lot at the University of Rochester. 

Intercampus Parking Lot: from Elmwood Avenue turn onto Wilson Blvd, turn right onto Trustee Road, then turn right onto Intercampus Road (there is no sign, but you can only go left or right - go right)

To get to transition - you will walk your bike to transition.  If you ride your bike there - YOU MUST WEAR a HELMET.  We can disqualify you on the spot for not wearing one when riding (whether before, during or after the event).  You'll exit the side part of the lot towards Moore Road.  Head to Elmwood Road.  Cross the bridge and into the Genesee Waterways Center.


Directions for Sunday, April 30th (Half Marathon & 5k)

War Memorial (Blue Cross Arena)
One War Memorial Square
Rochester, NY 14614

From the East
NYS Thruway to exit 45 (Victor)
Take 490 WEST and exit at Clinton Avenue
Turn Left at Broad Street (third light)
The Arena is on the corner of Broad and Exchange Streets.

From the West
NYS Thruway to exit 47 (LeRoy)
Take 490 East to the Inner Loop exit #13
Take Plymouth Ave. exit #13 and turn right onto Plymouth
Turn Left at Broad Street (third light)
The Arena is on the corner of Broad and Exchange Streets.

From the South
390 North
Take 490 East to the Inner Loop exit
Take Plymouth Ave. exit and turn right onto Plymouth
Turn Left at Broad Street (third light)
The Arena is on the corner of Broad and Exchange Streets.

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Parking for Sunday, April 30th (Half Marathon & 5k)

There are several parking garages around the Blue Cross Arena that offer plenty of parking for participants & spectators: Click Here for a listing of Parking Garages in Rochester

Parking is also available on the large surface lot off Court Street + Exchange, but you will not be able to get out onto Exchange until 12:30 PM.