Flower City Half Marathon




Rochester Regional Health Flower City Half Marathon - Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 7:30am

Registration Coming Soon!

The Rochester Regional Health Flower City Half Marathon course takes you through city streets, historic areas and scenic neighborhoods, and is certified to be accurate by USA Track & Field. 

Please Note this is the updated 2023 route due to Construction: This event is a 2023 certified USATF Course # - NY23002KL - USATF Map Here

View the 2022 Course Map on MapMyRun Here:  Course Map on MapMyRun

*2023 Caviat - due to construction around the 2.5 mile mark, the course will make the following adjustment in 2023

  • Go Past Frontier Field on Morrie Silver Way
  • Right onto Plymouth Ave
  • Left onto Main Street
  • Athletes will not be going down State Street due to construction

Start/Finish: Blue Cross Arena - 100 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614

Packet Pick-Up: 

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL RACE DAY.  Others can get their packet for you.

  • Friday, April 26th 12-6PM and Saturday, April 27th from 10-4PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory (155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620)
  • And on race day 6:30AM to 7:15AM SHARP

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Half Marathon Registration Fees
 Registration Period  In Person Fee Virtual Fee
January 1 - January 31  $85 $50

February 1 - March 31

$90 $50
April 1 - April 22 (at 3pm) $100 $50

*Entry fees are not refundable, deferrable or transferrable.

** By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.


  • Half Marathon Participants receive Technical Long Sleeve Gender Specific Top
  • 5K & Kids Race Participants receive a Short Sleeve Unisex Cotton Tee

*Color Subject to Change Based on Availability due to Supply Chain

Each participant if registered by April 1st is guaranteed their size

Each Finisher receives a finisher medal in the finish lineFinishers Medal will be awarded to all finishers as they cross the finish line.  Shirt Size Guaranteed by April 1st.

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

Virtual Registration Includes
• Online Results
• Shipping of shirt & medal if you cannot attend packet pickup (any packets that are not picked up will be mailed starting Tuesday, April 25)
• Finisher Medal
• Short sleeve cotton shirts (5K), long sleeve tech shirt (Half Marathon), short sleeve cotton t-shirt (Kids Race, for additional $12 plus tax) - size guaranteed by April 1st
• Printable custom finisher certificate
Complete your race and submit your results between 7am, Sunday, April 23rd and 11:59pm, Sunday, April 30th.

Half Marathon Awards:

This is the first race in the Fleet Feet Grand Prix Series Presented by HOKA. We are so excited to be able to bring back cash prizes for top athletes in the Half Marathon plus other events throughout the year. In addition, age group winners get into the series and could race the remainder of the series and win a pair of HOKA Footwear. Details about the Fleet Feet Grand Prix Can Be Found Here.
There will not be an awards ceremony on race day pre se (see below), but there will be a spot on the first floor of the Arena for award pickup. This will be the only time athletes can pick up their awards. We will be doing a special Overall Male and Female 5K finisher and Top 3 Male and Female Half finisher recognition at the times noted below for each event. At which point our photographer will take the overall winners photos on the new Top Finisher Podiums.

Half Marathon Awards will be available from 9:05AM to 10:30AM at the Awards Table inside the arena on the first floor. Please keep in mind we will get printed lists as we go.

Top 3 Male and Female in the Half please be at the Awards Table by 9:15AM so we can do a special recognition group photo on the New Podiums

Half Awards are:

Overall - $1,000.00 Cash Prizes for Top 5 Male/Female

  • First M/F: $250.00
  • Second M/F: $100.00
  • Third M/F: $75.00
  • Fourth M/F: $50.00
  • Fifth M/F:$25.00

Age Group Award: Top 3 Male and Female in 5 year age groups (19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up)

Custom finisher's medal to all who complete the course! 

All Cash Award winners Must Fill out the provided 1099 Form in order to receive the cash prize in the form of a check mailed to the address on the 1099 Form. There will be a deadline for each race as to when the form must be returned in order to receive the cash prize.  Post Race we will email a link to the 1099 Form based on the email in the registration.  We are not responsible for mistyped emails in registration.  Be sure to check spam as well.  Cash Award  Winners have until May 7th to return the 1099 Form in order to get the cash prize.

The Half Marathon is part of the Fleet Feet Grand Prix Series Presented by HOKA providing over $15000 in cash prizes and HOKA footwear