UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 21st, 2020

The following email was just sent to all current participants via RunSignUp - CLICK HERE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Ellen Brenner-Boutillier, VP/CFO YellowJacket Racing & Fleet Feet
585-697-3338 x101; ellen@fleetfeetrochester.com

March 19, 2020 - UPDATE

We hope you are all doing well and still being active. Parks are open, so hopefully, you can take advantage of them.
 
We wanted to provide a quick update to the rescheduling of Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge races. As mentioned in our previous press release we will be postponing Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
 
We want to thank the City of Rochester and Blue Cross Arena for their help in determining a new scheduled date. We have to rely on their approvals as it relates to other events taking place in the city and in the Blue Cross Arena. We now have solidified the options and have added one as well.
 
Please understand our team has been working very swiftly amidst this crisis and unchartered territory, meanwhile, YellowJacket Racing operations are shut down with zero income for 6-8 weeks, plus our sister company Fleet Feet has also closed its in-store operations until further notice. Both which, place huge impacts on the livelihood of the staff and the business. We also know we are not alone, as so many of our small business peers are in the same situation. As such, below are the accommodations we will provide. There are many options, which to entails a great amount of logistical manipulation, but outlined below are the options.
Below are the final postponement options:
  • The rescheduled date is Sunday, October 25th – same times and location
  • We will transfer everyone currently registered for this event over to the new date on April 15th – there is no need for you to do anything. We will do this.
  • If October 25th is absolutely impossible for you, you have until April 15th to choose between one of these other options based by event. Directions below on how to do this.
  • You can select one of the following options and we will transfer you to that event based on the event you were registered for
  • Rochester Regional Health Half Marathon
  • Transfer to Shoreline Half Marathon on July 11th
  • Transfer to Rochester Half Marathon on September 20th
  • Transfer to the NEW Virtual Race Option which will occur around the October 25th timeframe. In this scenario, your shirt and medal will be mailed to you.
  • Wegmans Family 5K
  • Transfer to Shoreline 5K on July 11th
  • Transfer to Rochester 5K on September 19th
  • Transfer to the NEW Virtual Race Option which will occur around the October 25th timeframe. In this scenario, your shirt and medal will be mailed to you.
  • Half Marathon Relay
  • Transfer to the NEW Shoreline Half Marathon Relay on July 11th
  • Transfer to Made in the ROC 10K on August 16th
  • Kids 13.1/1.1
  • Transfer to the Rochester Kids 26.2 on September 19th
  • Please note the Kids 13.1 Kickoff Event on March 29th is Cancelled
  • Four Season Challenge
  • Transfer to the NEW Virtual Race Option which will occur around the October 25th timeframe. In this scenario, your shirt and medal will be mailed to you.
  • If in this transfer scenario, you MUST let us know by April 15th if you are moving to an event other than October 25th. You can email luen@yellowjacketracing.com. Ideally, we would love for everyone to stay with the Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge on October 25th. The options of a different event are truly if you can not attend on October 25th.
Please note: for those doing both Rochester Marathon and Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge, we are looking into extra swag to that you truly “Run the ROC” and to celebrate!
 
We want to thank you so much for your patience as we work through a multitude of changes. There are many stakeholders involved in these changes. As mentioned previously the current state of YellowJacket Racing, all events from now until end of April are postponed. From an economic standpoint, this has impacted many businesses including ours. YellowJacket Racing has zero income for at least 6-8 weeks and our mission is to help our staff stay employed and our stakeholders and fellow vendors remain viable as well. Every single person is navigating this crisis the best they can. We appreciate your support and understanding as we too work through this. Please keep exercising because when we see the other side, we need to see you and have you celebrate with us the ending of this pandemic.
 
Regards,
 
Boots & Ellen and the YellowJacket Racing team

 

March 12, 2020 - UPDATE

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5K | 2 person Half Marathon Relay | Kids 13.1 | Half Marathon

 

  

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