Course & Maps




Rochester Regional Health Flower City Half Marathon

Traverse the history and beauty of the City of Rochester.  Starting and finishing at the popular Parcel 5 in Downtown Rochester, the half marathon takes in the Susan B Anthony Home & Neighborhood, Downtown, the lavish East Avenue Mansions, the eclectic Park Ave Commerce Neighborhood, Highland Park area, Genesee River Path (East and West Side), University of Rochester Campus back downtown via vistas of the Frederick Douglass/Susan B Anthony Bridge.

We are excited to share we have updated the course to reflect more of the city with the addition of the new start/finish locale. This allows us to feature Parcel 5 among other neighborhoods, sights and sounds of Rochester.

*NEW* - Here is the New 2024 Flower City Challenge Half Marathon Course

     Our course is Certified to be accurate by USATF #NY24002KL

The start and finish line is on Cortland Street at Parcel 5.

USATF Certified Map #NY24002KL Pic

View Online USATF Certified Course Map Here

Time Cutoff:

Finish Line CLOSES 3 Hours and 30 Minutes after the start. Athletes can continue to the finish, but times and results will not be recorded and athletes will be self-supported.

Pace Chart to meet the course time cutoff, the max minute/mile pace is 16:19

Half Marathon Aid Stations

Here is a list of Water Stop groups that we donate funds/marketing to for their support of this extravaganza:  Be sure to thank them as you go by.

*All Water Stops will have a porto pot near it, plus water, XACT electrolyte drink

2024 Water Stops:

Thank you XACT Nutrition, the Official Drink & Fruit Bar of the Flower City Challenge.  You will find their hydration and fruit bar energy chews at select water stops to keep you fueled.